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Kathryn Condello

CenturyLink Communications
Director, National Security / Emergency Preparedness
Resident Liaison to DHS NCC
Senior CenturyLink Member DHS/NCCIC UCG
Vice-Chair, Communications SCC
Former Chair, NCC/Comms-ISAC (2012)


Kathryn Condello represents CenturyLink at the Federal level in all policy, planning and operational issues related to National Security, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Continuity of Operations.   In this role, Ms Condello

·         Is the CenturyLink Industry Representative embedded within Department of Homeland Security National Coordinating Center (NCC).

·         Acts as conduit between the White House and CenturyLink CEO for national continuity of operations activities. 

·         Represents CenturyLink in all planning activities associated with the DHS National Infrastructure Protection Planning (NIPP) process.

·         Supports CEO’s role as Member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. 

 Ms. Condello is an operations-focused leader within CenturyLink and the Communications Sector, with extensive, executive-level experience in managing and directing broad corporate and industry initiatives in the areas of strategic planning, policy development, government relations, network deployment/operations, and business marketing functions.  Ms Condello has more than 15 years experience in industry level initiatives associated with national security, network reliability, and emergency preparedness programs, planning and policy initiatives.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from Loyola College, and served as a Principal Associate (Research Professor) with George Mason University’s  Critical Infrastructure Protection Program.  Ms Condello started her career in the public safety radio business, was one of the first commercial wireless pioneers, and gathered more than 20 years commercial wireless experience prior to joining CenturyLink.  In 2001 Ms Condello was named by Wireless Week as one of the 25 Influential Women in Wireless for her work associated with wireless priority service.