NCTA Taps Sonya Wendell

Joins June 8 as VP, government relations

NCTA has tapped a long-time Democratic staffer and advisor to join the association as VP, government relations.

Sonya Wendell, who comes aboard June 8. has been a legislative assistant to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) since July 2007. She has been handling consumer protection and telecommunications issues for the senator, who is a member of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Before joining McCaskill's team, Wendell worked for another familiar name in communications circles, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), a member of the House Communications Subcommittee as legislative assistant and director.

Her resume also includes stints with Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and former Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO).