Washington, D.C. – NCTA – The Internet & Television Association today announced the addition of Kyle Dixon, Jeff Freeland and Becky Tangren to its Legal and Government Relations teams. Additionally, NCTA announced the promotion of Lee Friedman to Deputy Chief, Federal Legislative Affairs.
NCTA welcomes Kyle Dixon as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Program Network Policy. Prior to joining NCTA, Dixon served as Vice President, Public Policy for WarnerMedia where he advised the Warner Bros., HBO and Turner businesses regarding federal agencies and Congress on a variety of policy and strategic topics including: online video, copyright, broadband and the internet, privacy and data security, and other aspects of communications regulation. Before joining Time Warner Inc., Dixon was a Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, a Washington-based boutique law firm specializing in communications and technology. He also served for more than seven years at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), both as Legal Advisor to former Chairman Michael Powell and as Deputy Bureau Chief in the Media Bureau.
Jeff Freeland joins NCTA as Vice President of Government Relations. Freeland has spent over a decade serving in legislative roles in both the White House and the House of Representatives. Freeland most recently served as liaison to House members on behalf of the previous Administration, and prior, to the Office of Management and Budget. He has also worked for several members from his hometown in Western New York, including Rep. Chris Collins who served on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Becky Tangren comes to NCTA’s legal team as Vice President and Associate General Counsel with a focus on wireless and spectrum policy issues. Tangren previously was with CableLabs, where she served as Director, Technology Policy, analyzing public policy issues of competitive importance to the cable industry. Prior to CableLabs, she spent ten years in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the FCC, holding the positions of Senior Policy Advisor and Legal Advisor to the Office of the Bureau Chief, and Attorney Advisor in the Mobility Division. Tangren also worked as Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs at the Telecommunications Industry Association.
In addition to the new hires, NCTA also announced the promotion of veteran Lee Friedman, who now serves as Deputy Chief, Federal Legislative Affairs. Friedman has been at NCTA for over a decade, working on policy issues as diverse as telecommunications, data security, privacy, tax, cybersecurity, education, and financial regulatory reform. He has managed relationships with key third-party organizations and managed coalitions on behalf of the industry. Before coming to NCTA, Friedman served as the National Political Director for House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer.