Virginia Lam Abrams

Senior Vice President, Communications & Government Relations


Virginia Lam Abrams is a seasoned communications and public affairs executive with two decades of experience working in technology, media and politics. She is Senior Vice President of Communications & Government Relations at Starry, Inc., a technology company focused on re-imagining and revolutionizing how consumers connect to the internet via Starry’s groundbreaking 5G fixed wireless network. In her role at the company, Virginia advocates for and represents Starry in front of governmental agencies at the local, state and federal level and engages with policymakers and the public interest community. She also leads media and analyst relations for the company as well as the company’s digital equity initiative, Starry Connect.

Prior to Starry, Virginia served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations at Aereo, where she spent three years guiding the company’s communications, advocacy and lobbying efforts. Prior to joining Aereo, Virginia was Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Rubenstein Communications, where she managed a portfolio of clients spanning the media, technology and real estate industries. Prior to joining Rubenstein, she served as a deputy press secretary and spokesperson for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during his second term, where she led communications for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition and managed a portfolio of city agencies including the NYPD, FDNY, Department of Education, and Law Department. In 2010, Virginia served as deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Republican nominee for NYS Attorney General and was recognized by The Capitol as one of the magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars in New York Politics.”

Virginia holds a bachelor of science in journalism and political science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She serves on the board of directors of Public Knowledge and on the advisory board of Engine. Virginia resides in Brooklyn with her husband and children.

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