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SBCA Announces Lisa McCabe as Director of Public Policy and Outreach

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2008 -- The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) today announced the appointment of Lisa McCabe as Director of Public Policy and Outreach.

Lisa Volpe McCabe has over 17 years of experience in telecommunications policy and government relations. Ms. McCabe’s work has focused on Federal Communications Commission regulatory issues at several Washington law firms, covering federal and state regulatory affairs at AT&T Wireless, managing state legislative and regulatory affairs at Nextel Communications and most recently, supervising state legislative affairs for the Northeast region as Director of Government Affairs at Sprint Nextel Communications.

“We are very pleased that Lisa has decided to join the staff at SBCA at this crucial time,” said Joseph Widoff, Executive Director of SBCA. “Her experience in the telecommunications area and her deep contacts in state government relations will be of great benefit to our members as we deal with licensing and tax issues during a very challenging time.”

Ms. McCabe has a graduate degree in telecommunications from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College. She resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and daughter.

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