Nilda Gumbs is a seasoned government affairs and communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in the political, government, public relations, community and coalition building arenas. She began her career at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (now NCTA) in 1994. Before being promoted to Chief of Staff, Nilda most recently served as Vice President of External Affairs where she was an integral part of the State Government Relations team responsible for working with state and local legislators and various intergovernmental groups on policy issues. In addition to grassroots network organizing activities to support the cable industry’s federal legislative and regulatory priorities on Capitol Hill, Nilda also had direct responsibility for outreach and advocacy among third party diversity and civil society organizations as part of coalition building efforts on policy issues. Nilda is a 1992 graduate of Penn State University.