Ms. Carol Ann Bischoff is a TMT policy attorney and education advocate who currently serves as the Managing Director at Pacific Compass Ventures. Carol Ann’s career spans service in government, private sector law firms, and the non-profit arena.
As CLO of CompTel (now INCOMPAS), Bischoff directed all aspects of the premier global telecom industry association’s international, federal and state representation before international regulatory bodies, the U.S. Executive Branch, Congress, the courts, federal and state regulatory agencies and state legislatures while managing a $6 million annual budget. She spearheaded the international program and worked with U.S and foreign regulators and trade authorities to open TMT markets globally.
Bischoff previously served as Telecommunications Counsel to U.S. Senator J. Robert Kerrey (D-NE), advising him on all telecom, technology and related appropriations matters, including the Telecommunications Act of 1996, on which she was extensively involved in developing the law’s universal service and educational access programs, including the “E-rate” program for schools, libraries, and rural telemedicine.
A mother of two teenage daughters, for the past decade Bischoff has served in a variety of leadership positions for public and private schools in Northern Virginia. She is a Board of Director and serves on the Development Committee for the Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH), a global non-profit which provides education and health care to children in impoverished rural Eastern Uganda. She also serves on the Boston University College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Board.