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Alison Kutler served as the Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman for Digital Opportunity at the Federal Communications Commission.
Alison has more than 20 years experience in government and the private sector developing and leading public policy strategies at the U.S. and global level. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Americas at Visa Inc. In this role, Alison led Visa’s government relations efforts with responsibility for developing and managing the company’s legislative and regulatory strategy for the Americas and also supported the business globally in Russia, China and other key markets. Alison previously held the position of Vice President, External Affairs at Rio Tinto, where she led advocacy and policy for the U.S. and Latin America and supported significant projects in Africa and Mongolia. Before that, she was a partner in the Public Law and Policy Strategies Group at the international law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.
Alison also held senior roles in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and as Director of the Trade Advocacy Center located within the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She previously held positions in the Clinton Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the White House, and the U.S. Small Business Administration, and has experience in Congress.
Alison received a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University. She is a member of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors and serves as Vice President of Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN), an innovative nonprofit that provides sports opportunities to children with severe and profound disabilities.