WISPA announces the hiring of Christina Mason as Vice President of Government Affairs
Washington, DC, March 4, 2019 – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) announces the hiring of Christina Mason as Vice President of Government Affairs. In this capacity, Christina will lead the advocacy efforts of the association before Capitol Hill, and work to give voice on the Hill to WISPA’s 800 members regarding the policy challenges of delivering fixed wireless Internet services to nearly four million, mainly rural Americans.
Christina brings over a decade of experience in strategic communications, policy, and government relations and outreach. Before arriving at WISPA, she lobbied for The American Institute of Architects (AIA) where she directed the AIA's executive and legislative advocacy agenda and represented the AIA in a variety of coalitions and related initiatives. Prior to the AIA, Christina was in the office of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-11), where she worked on appropriations, small business, and tax policy. Previously to that, Christina provided counsel for the Office of Chief Counsel at the IRS, and, similarly, for Anti-Piracy and Theatrical Distribution Litigation at Sony Pictures Entertainment. She earned her BA degree in Communications and English from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, and later earned her JD degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. Christina is a licensed attorney for the State of Maryland and is a member of the Washington Government Relations Group, National Bar Association, and the Tax Coalition.
“We’re competing to get our story out, listened to and understood in an aggressive lobbying space on Capitol Hill,” stated WISPA President, Claude Aiken. “Simply put, Christina’s experience will allow WISPA to cut through the noise and bring benefit to our 800 members and the fixed wireless industry. Needless to say, the WISPA government relations team is very excited to have her on board.”
WISPA’s approximately 800 members are composed of fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and the industry that supports fixed wireless broadband, including equipment suppliers, support services, and other components needed to run a successful business. Our members, and WISPs, in general, provide broadband access to over 4 million residential and business customers, often in exclusively rural areas.