WASHINGTON - Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) announced today that Joanna McIntosh has joined the association as Executive Vice President for Global Policy and External Affairs.
"Joanna's invaluable leadership talent and government relations expertise will be a major asset for the MPAA and the studios we represent," Dodd said. "With her extensive experience in working with the private sector and government agencies and strong legal background, she has demonstrated the kinds of skills that we believe are needed to help guide the MPAA both here in the United States and around the world. As movie and television content is increasingly enjoyed over the Internet through an exponentially broadening range of services, her experience with supporting communications technologies and platforms will complement the deep pool of talent at the MPAA."
"I look forward to working with so many talented colleagues at the MPAA and the motion picture studios that the association represents," McIntosh said. "It is a tremendous opportunity to be part of an organization that is at the cutting edge of so many important developments involving the growth of creative content and technological innovation."
McIntosh previously served as Vice President of Federal Government Relations at Verizon in the Washington, DC office. She joined Verizon in 2005 after serving as the General Counsel for the 2004 G8 Summit that President Bush hosted in Sea Island, Georgia.
Prior to her work with Verizon, McIntosh was a Director at the Markle Foundation, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation's program on information technology law and policy. Previously, McIntosh was Vice President of International Relations for AT&T, where she worked with the executive branch, foreign governments and multilateral organizations to promote U.S. investment abroad and reduce foreign regulatory burdens on U.S. companies overseas.
Earlier in her career, McIntosh served as Associate General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and as Chairman of the USTR's Section 301 Committee. She began her career as an international trade attorney at the law firm of Collier, Shannon and Scott, which is today Kelley, Drye, Collier, Shannon. McIntosh earned her J.D. degree from George Washington University and a B.A. from Rhodes College.