Biography

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Julie Napier Zoller
Senior Deputy Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Term of Appointment: 03/2013 to present

Julie Napier Zoller has served as the Senior Deputy Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs since March 2013. She manages a team of professionals responsible for formulating and coordinating U.S. information and communication technology (ICT) policy in multilateral institutions such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Inter-American Telecommunication Commission, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation as well as engaging in multistakeholder Internet policy development.

An expert on technology policy and an accomplished negotiator, she works with a diverse constituency to shape and achieve U.S. ICT policy objectives at the global level. Ms. Zoller is the 2016 chair of the ITU governing Council and headed the U.S. delegation to the 2016 ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly. She also served as deputy head of delegation to the 2016 OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy, 2015 ITU World Radiocommunication Conference, and 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary and World Telecommunication Development Conferences. Ms. Zoller was elected to two terms on the ITU’s Radio Regulations Board (2006 to 2014), serving as its first chairwoman.

Ms. Zoller was the Deputy Associate Administrator for International Spectrum at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from 2011 to 2013 and spent 14 years at ITT Information Systems, where she was a program director. She previously worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and 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).