WASHINGTON, D.C. – USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter announced today that Robert Mayer has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity.
"At a time of growing international focus on cybersecurity, we are fortunate to have Robert as a true leader on the USTelecom team. He is a respected convener and advocate in the cybersecurity community, and brings a depth of expertise and conviction that serves not only our members, but the hundreds of millions of customers they serve,” said USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter.
Mayer has been with the association for more than ten years with responsibility for leading cyber and national security policy and coordinating various regulatory initiatives for the broadband industry. He is the Chair of the Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) at the Department of Homeland Security’s public-private partnership on national security and emergency preparedness. He also co-leads the Multi-Association Framework Development Initiative that represents over 30 major U.S trade associations on cybersecurity risk management policy issues and regularly engages with top government leaders on cyber policy.
In June 2015, Mayer was appointed to the FCC Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC V) after having led a 100 person team of cybersecurity professionals that produced a landmark report to adapt the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to five industry segments within the sector.
Prior to USTelecom, Mayer served as the top telecommunications official for New York State as Telecom Director of the New York Public Service Commission. He received his B.A from Albany State University, his MA in Information Management from Central Michigan University, his MBA from Boston University, and his JD from New York Law School.