Mary Brown

Mary Brown
Senior Director of Government Affairs
Cisco Systems

Mary L. Brown joined Cisco’s Government Affairs office in 2004, where she serves as Managing Director.  She covers a wide range of public policy issues for Cisco related to IP-based technologies, wireless and networking.

During her career, she has worked as a consultant, as in-house regulatory counsel for a major carrier, and for approximately 10 years as a staff lawyer and manager at the Federal Communications Commission.  In addition to telecommunications issues, she has substantial experience in Internet law and policy. 

Ms. Brown holds a J.D. with honors from the Syracuse College of Law, and a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse.  She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  

Recent Events and Presentations

May 17, 2017

Join ITIF for a conversation exploring spectrum policy and opportunities to free up airwaves for innovative new uses.

May 19, 2015

Join us for the release of a new ITIF paper "Innovation Principles for the 2015 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill."

May 8, 2014

Please join ITIF for a policy discussion about the benefits of connected cars on clean energy.

April 9, 2014

Join ITIF for a discussion about the future of mobility, the new technologies and business models that are likely to emerge, and the policies that can help spur even greater innovation.