Ambassador Bradley P. Holmes
Ambassador Bradley P. Holmes has over 35 years of domestic and foreign experience in regulation, policy, legal, and operational matters affecting the global communications industry. Both the public and private sectors recognize him as a worldwide expert on telecommunications, information technologies, and general communications. He was recently recognized for his many years of outstanding service and contributions to the telecommunications industry by the International Telecommunications Union, one of the oldest United Nations agencies based in Geneva, Switzerland, by receiving its highest award and medal.
During the Administration of President George H. W. Bush he served as the United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, a position equivalent in rank to Assistant Secretary of State with the title of Ambassador. Working with other key cabinet and government agencies such as the FCC, Department of Commerce, Office of the US Trade Representative, Pentagon and National Security Agency, Ambassador Holmes developed and directed US telecommunications policy as an integral part of US foreign policy. In addition to ongoing bilateral negotiations with France, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands and other European and Asian countries, he oversaw and managed US telecommunications-related issues in the International Telecommunication Union (a United Nations Agency), INTELSAT, INMARSAT, OECD, CITEL and APEC. Prior to this position, Ambassador Holmes served in key policy positions at the Federal Communications Commission, and was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be a Commissioner. Following government service Ambassador Holmes became a partner in the consulting practice of Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) and served as Managing Director of the firm’s Global Telecom Group. In recent years, he has served as a top advisor to the executive management of global communications companies, financial institutions, international organizations and governments. Ambassador Holmes is a speaker at industry conferences and he has written articles for industry trades and publications.
Ambassador Holmes has also been involved in global and domestic education. During the past 10 years he served on the Board of The Kingsbury Center, Washington, DC, 4 of which as Board Chair. The Kingsbury Center is one of the oldest educational institutions in the US for children and adults with learning disabilities. For the past 3 years he has served as an Advisor to the Government of Finland and US Embassy Helsinki on domestic and international education initiatives.
Ambassador Holmes is on the Board of Directors of non-profit organizations, and
served a multi-year term on the Board of National Geographic Ventures (the for-profit operations of The National Geographic Society, including National Geographic Television Channel and National Geographic Movies). He recently co-founded BroadFutures, a non-profit focused on employment skills and training for young people ages 18-26 with learning disabilities.
Ambassador Holmes received his Juris Doctor Degree from Georgetown University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.