Kris Anne Monteith

Kris Anne Monteith serves as the Acting Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, which works to ensure that all Americans have access to robust, affordable broadband and voice services, through universal service programs, a competition policy framework that protects consumers and fosters competition, and policymaking informed by comprehensive data about communications services, including broadband.  In her over twenty years with the Commission, Ms. Monteith has served in a number of other senior leadership positions, including Chief of the Enforcement Bureau; Acting Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau; Deputy Chief and Chief Data Officer of the Media Bureau; Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau; and Deputy Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.  Ms. Monteith also served as the Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s Policy Division, the Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau’s Pricing Policy Division, and as the Designated Federal Officer to the North American Numbering Council, the Commission’s federal advisory committee on numbering policy. 

Before joining the Commission in 1997, Ms. Monteith practiced telecommunications law with McDermott, Will and Emery and Keller and Heckman in Washington, D.C. 

Ms. Monteith received her J.D. from the George Washington University and her B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Ms. Monteith also studied at the Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.    

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017