Julie N. Zoller, KJ4EMJ, Named to Senior State Department Telecom Post
Julie N. Zoller, KJ4EMJ, has succeeded Richard C. Beaird at the Department of State as Senior Deputy Coordinator of the Office of Multilateral Affairs, Communications and Information Policy Directorate, Economics and Business Affairs Bureau. In this position, she will serve as principal advisor to the United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. Beaird retired at the end of January after a distinguished career in government service.
Previously, Zoller was the Deputy Associate Administrator International in the Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce. She also serves as an elected member of the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) of the ITU, and in 2008, she became the first woman to chair the RRB. Prior to entering government service, Zoller was a program director at ITT Industries (now ITT Exelis).
“Julie Zoller’s appointment is great news for United States telecommunications interests, including, but by no means limited to, radio amateurs,” commented ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ. “She is well known at the ITU and has earned great respect by virtue of her expertise.”