KELLY O’KEEF, Access Partnership for Iridium Communications

Kelly O’Keefe is Director of International Public Policy at Access Partnership’s North American office in Washington, DC.  Kelly provides strategic regulatory, policy and licensing support to commercial and government clients as they seek to deploy telecommunications/ICT services in foreign markets.  She has experience representing client interests at international fora including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organization of American States (OAS), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO).  She currently serves as Rapportuer for an ITU Development Sector (ITU-D) study group on emergency communications and participates on the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) Disaster Response Sub-committee.  Kelly also serves as a member of the Board and Treasurer of the US ITU Association.


Kelly joined Access Partnership from the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI), where she worked with US government and industry leaders in the telecommunications industry to provide technical and policy training for developing country professionals. Kelly holds a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University.