Jacquelynn (Jackie) Ruff is Vice President – International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Verizon Communications. In addition to being a leading communications provider in the U.S., Verizon provides voice, data, and Internet services to customers in more than 150 countries. Ms. Ruff leads the group that is responsible for global public policy development, advocacy, and guidance. She directs activity within U.S. and international forums, such as the International Telecommunication Union, the OECD, APEC, and the Internet Governance Forum. She represents Verizon as a member of federal advisory committees to the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the Department of State and to the U.S. Trade Representative. She is also a member of the Boards of the U.S. Telecom Training Institute and the European-American Business Council, and participates in the Chief Regulatory Officers Group of the GSM Association.
Ms. Ruff joined Verizon in March 2004 from the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where she was Associate Chief and Chief of Staff for the Bureau. Ms. Ruff practiced with the communications and the Latin America groups of an international law firm. She also served on the staff of a United States Senate Committee. Ms. Ruff holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Master’s degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe College/Harvard University.