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Council Chairman


Chairman of ITU Council 2016

Julie Napier Zoller, United States of America
Senior Deputy U.S. Coordin​ator, Department of State​

Julie Napier Zoller has served as the Senior Deputy Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, part of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, since March 2013.  She formulates and coordinates U.S. communications and information policy relative to multilateral organizations, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Inter-American Telecommunication Commission, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and regularly leads U.S. delegations. 

An expert in the international Radio Regulations, she is a veteran of six World Radiocommunication Conferences and served from 2006 to 2014 on the ITU’s Radio Regulations Board, including two terms as its first chairwoman.    

Prior to joining the State Department, Ms. Zoller was the Deputy Associate Administrator for International Spectrum at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  At NTIA, she guided international activities affecting federal use of the spectrum with a particular focus on spectrum policy, the ITU Radiocommunication Sector, and satellite registration and coordination.

Ms. Zoller spent 14 years at ITT Information Systems, directing a program providing spectrum management support to the federal government.  Earlier in her career, she performed environmental impact assessments for nuclear projects with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and fielded defense satellite communications systems for the Department of Defense. 

Ms. Zoller earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and graduated cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she received a Bachelor of Science (engineering science).