The New England Cable and Telecommunications Association has appointed Timothy O. Wilkerson (pictured) as vice president and policy counsel, following the retirement of EVP and chief counsel William Durand after 31 years with the group. Wilkerson, of Swampscott, Mass., currently serves as the commonwealth’s regulatory and permitting ombudsman in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. He will lead efforts by NECTA to help its member companies work effectively with government leaders at the state and municipal level, throughout New England, on behalf of consumers, the association said.
Wilkerson also has served as the director of economic policy development in Massachusetts and as chair designee of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. Earlier, he was general counsel and legislative director for the Massachusetts State 9-1-1 Department, assistant counsel to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, chief counsel to the House Committee on Bills, special assistant attorney general and assistant district attorney in Plymouth County, NECTA said.
“I am pleased to be joining NECTA at this critical moment in the history of broadband development in New England," Wilkerson said in a statement from NECTA. "The communications sector has the potential to radically improve the economic climate in our region and I look forward to working with NECTA’s member companies, and their government counterparts throughout the region, to help make that happen.”