Dan Cohen Elected to the Board of NATOA

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In August 2017, the founder of the Cohen Law Group, Dan Cohen, was elected to the
Board of Directors of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
(NATOA). He was formally admitted at the NATOA Annual Conference in Seattle WA in
September. Upon return from the conference, Mr. Cohen stated: “After having worked with
NATOA for many years on cable, wireless, and broadband issues, it is an honor to have been
named to the Board. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest
and most experienced advocates for local government around the country. While there are many
current challenges to local government authority at all levels, I’m confident that NATOA has the
talent, the energy, and the commitment to meet those challenges. I’m thrilled to be a part of that
Founded in 1980, NATOA is the premier national organization that represents local
governments in cable, wireless, and broadband issues. NATOA advocates on behalf of local
governments in these areas at the federal, state, and local levels, including before legislatures,
agencies, and the courts. NATOA also provides educational support for local governments by
researching, addressing, and disseminating critical information on emerging issues, such as
wireless zoning regulation, community broadband planning, cable franchising, drone regulation
and other new technology initiatives. There are a total of 11 members of the NATOA Board,
who are as follows:
• Mike Lynch—President, City of Boston
• Jodie Miller—Immediate Past President, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
• Brian Roberts—City of San Francisco
• Garth Ashpaugh—Winter Park, Florida
• Dan Cohen—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Larry Dunbar—City of Ellensburg, Washington
• Gabriel Garcia—San Antonio, Texas
• Ann Goldenberg—Portland, Oregon
• Mike Johnson—Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
• Michael Russo—County of San Diego
• Lori Sherwood—Superior, Colorado
The Executive Director of NATOA is Tonya Rideout and the Manager of Operations is
Jennifer Harman. If you would like information on how to become a member of NATOA, please
contact Jennifer at (703) 519-8035 or jharman@natoa.org.

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