2020 Leadership Summit

SPEAKER BIOS continued Senator Jim Gray

Jim Gray was recently re-elected to the NH Senate representing Senate District 6. He served in the NH House from 2013 to 2016 and was first elected to the NH Senate in 2017. He is a retired electrical engineer and electrical manager and received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is moderator for the town of Rochester and serves on the Rochester School Board, the Rochester Planning Board and the Rochester City Council.

Beth Cooley, Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA).

Beth Cooley is the Assistant Vice President, State Leg - islative Affairs at CTIA. At CTIA, Beth is responsible for monitoring and advocating on legislation of import to the wireless industry in all 50 states, the District of Co- lumbia and Puerto Rico. Her legislative priority areas include: the siting of wireless infrastructure, including next generation wireless infrastructure, 5G, mobile broadband and policies encouraging the deploy- ment of smart communities.

Prior to joining CTIA, Beth was the Manager of State Government Affairs for the Northeastern region at Reed Elsevier/LexisNexis. Prior to that, Beth also worked as Manager, State Government Relations at the Council On State Taxation (COST), a trade association comprised of Fortune 1000 companies, addressing business tax issues in all 50 states. Beth is a graduate of Western New England University in Springfield, MA where she earned a BA in International Studies. She also holds a Masters in Public and International Affairs (MPIA) from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).

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