FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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VELMA CRUZ JOINS TEXAS CABLE ASSOCIATION
Telecommunications veteran named TCA general counsel
Velma Cruz, an experienced telecommunications public policy lawyer, has joined the Texas Cable Association (TCA) as vice president and general counsel as the 85th Texas legislative session gets underway.
Cruz joined TCA after 11 years as the government affairs manager for Sprint Corporation, where she represented Sprint’s state legislative interests in 14 states and territories during her tenure. She started her legislative career at the Texas Capitol as general counsel for State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte during the 77th regular session in 2001 and served through October 2005.
“The addition of Velma Cruz to the Texas Cable Association staff and legislative team is a tremendous win for the Association,” said Leo Muñoz, chairman of the TCA Board of Directors and senior director governmental affairs for Comcast. “Velma not only is well versed in telecommunications policy, but she has valuable experience guiding legislative efforts and teams at the Texas Capitol and in a number of other states. Her background will be invaluable to our Association as the Texas Legislature considers issues of importance to the cable industry.”
Cruz earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism – public relations from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and a law degree in 1999 from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since 1999. Cruz has one daughter, Grace, 12.
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