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Lori (Sherwood) Adams

Senior Director of Broadband Policy & Funding Strategy


As senior director of broadband policy and funding strategy, Lori (Sherwood) Adams is a key member of the Nokia Government Affairs Americas Team. She is responsible for developing strategies and tools to enable increased company participation in state, federal, and international programs supporting infrastructure deployment by several of Nokia’s business organizations. Additionally, she focuses on external government relations and communications with stakeholders at all levels of government through direct engagement, filings, and participation in public forums.

Prior to joining Nokia, Adams served as the director, commercial and market development for Render Networks, holding multiple senior leadership roles including concentrating on digital innovation for the implementation of broadband networks across the globe.

Adams is a highly skilled telecommunications attorney and senior executive with more than 20 years’ experience. She has a successful track record in the government and private sector, including extensive experience with business development; federal, state, and local telecommunications issues; legal and regulatory matters; grant funding; municipal broadband; strategic planning; project management for large complex projects; public policy; government affairs; lobbying and public speaking.

Adams has a B.A. in anthropology from the American University and is an honors graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.

May 2-5, 2022

Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas

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