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Shirley Bloomfield

Shirley Bloomfield
Chief Executive Officer
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association

Shirley Bloomfield became NTCA's chief executive officer on July 1, 2010. Bloomfield brings her strength as an advocate for rural telecommunications and a unique combination of rural telecom knowledge, expertise in building alliances and management capabilities to the position.

With 23 years in telecommunications, Bloomfield began her career on Capitol Hill as a staff aide to Congressman David Obey. She went on to serve as a congressional aide on the House Budget Committee. She landed at NTCA as a lobbyist in 1986 and advanced her career leaving NTCA in 2007 as the vice president of government affairs and association services overseeing government affairs, membership, educati