VP & Deputy Chief, External & State Legislative Affairs
Lisa Schoenthaler is Vice President & Deputy Chief, External and State Legislative Affairs for NCTA – The Internet & Television Association (NCTA). In that role, Lisa leads the team working with state and local officials and their intergovernmental groups, cable industry state association executives and with NCTA members’ state government relations teams on a wide range of policy issues. Her team also is responsible for NCTA’s external affairs outreach and advocacy. Since joining NCTA in 1994, Lisa has also served as head of NCTA’s Office of Rural and Midsize Operators. In this capacity, she represents those members’ public policy positions within NCTA and before Congress and regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining NCTA, Lisa was an attorney at Mintz specializing in cable and broadcast law. Lisa holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Union College where she spent a year with Middlebury College in France studying French and political science. Lisa is also a graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, Class IX.