Rachel Welch serves as vice president of government affairs for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.
In this role, she works with members of Congress and advocates public policies that impact Cox Enterprises and its businesses, especially those that relate to telecommunications, privacy, copyright and cybersecurity. Welch helps identify issues of importance to Cox and develop advocacy plans, as well as manages a team of consultants.
She’s served at a number of communications companies, including AT&T, Time Warner Inc. and Time Warner Cable. She has also worked as counsel for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. She has extensive experience working with Congress and the Federal Communications Commission on issues related to the communications industry.
Most recently, Welch worked for Time Warner Cable where she managed the company’s Federal legislative efforts focusing on video reform, broadband, wireless, cybersecurity, patent reform and privacy issues. She also oversaw State and local government advocacy efforts for the company.
Welch received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from Wells College. The Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) organization has honored her with its Woman to Watch and Touchstones of Leadership Communicator awards.