USTelecom, the "voice" of the broadband business, has tapped Brian Weiss as VP-media affairs.
The veteran DC communicator joins from the US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, where he handled messaging and planning for ranking member Ben Cardin D-MD.
Weiss also served as communications director for Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein (CA) and Even Bayh (IN).
He did a VP-PA & communications stint at TechNet, networking group for executives representing the “innovative economy,” and served as corporate communications director at IMG.
Weiss also has journalism experience gained via a nearly two-year run as editor of George, the political and pop culture magazine that was launched by John Kennedy, Jr.
USTelecom tackles issues surrounding net neutrality, broadband access, privacy, consumer protection, taxes and cybersecurity.
Its membership includes AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, Oracle, NTT, Fort Jennings Telephone, Alaska Communications and Frontier Communications.