Catherine McCullough is Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, a group of that advocates for public policies that bring the benefits of innovation at the intersection of automotive and communications technologies to consumers.
She was raised in Washington and has worked in politics and policy for over twenty years. Much of her work helps clients in the tech and telecom fields successfully navigate the current Washington state-of-play.
Ms. McCullough is a contributor to The Huffington Post, serves on panels at conferences such as South by Southwest, has appeared on shows such as The Communicators, has written op-eds for publications such as Roll Call, The Hill, and Real Clear Politics, and tweets @honestlobbyist.
She is an attorney and also holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science.
Prior to joining DCI group, McCullough served as a Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. There she worked on subcommittees that oversaw many Internet, privacy, auto safety, insurance, and consumer product liability issues.
Her background in data privacy issues led her to a role as a negotiator on the US SAFE WEB Act, which became law in 2006, and the Committee’s identity theft bill. She also worked on high-profile investigations including post-Katrina oil and gas pricing, steroid use by U.S. Olympic and professional athletes, and the Jack Abramoff investigation. Prior to her Committee service, she worked as an Associate Director of Media Relations at one of Washington’s top trade associations explaining technical legal matters to the media.