Director of Congressional Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary, NTIA
James (Jim) Wasilewski is NTIA’s Director of Congressional Affairs and also serves as NTIA’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Mr. Wasilewski has had a long career working on legislative and communications policy issues with NTIA. His major legislative and policy focus has included spectrum reallocations, the implementation of the First Responder Network Authority, Recovery Act broadband programs, the digital television transition, the rewrite of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 and Internet policy issues. In addition to working with members of Congress and staff, Mr. Wasilewski has coordinated with state government officials, other federal agencies and the White House.
Jim grew up in Falls Church, Virginia and graduated from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York. He and his wife, Kristen, and two children reside in Vienna, Va. Mr. Wasilewski has been active in the Vienna community coaching Little League baseball, outdoor and indoor soccer, and youth basketball.