Marilyn Davis

Marilyn Davis

Senior Director of Government Affairs, Altice

Marilyn D. Davis joined Altice USA in January 2017 as the New Jersey Area Director for Government Affairs, where she manages relations with elected officials and community partners and oversees legislative and regulatory matters. Previously, Davis worked at the Democratic National Committee as the National Director of Community Engagement, where she lead a team responsible for engaging stakeholders in the African American, Hispanic, AAPI, Jewish, LGBT, youth, women, ethnic, veterans, rural, organized labor and small business communities in electoral politics and civic engagement. Davis served in the Obama/Biden Administration as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Labor where she worked under the leadership of Secretary Thomas E. Perez. As Deputy Director of the office of Public Engagement, Davis managed labor and African American outreach. She was also the president and chief executive officer of the consulting firm, Davis & Associates, LLC. As a consultant, she specialized in campaign management, fundraising, strategic development, political organizing, and community outreach. The 2016 Presidential cycle marked the fourth presidential campaign where Davis was involved in efforts to secure a Democratic victory. Davis has also served as chief of staff to Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and deputy commissioner of labor and deputy chief of staff under former Governor Jon Corzine (D-NJ). Additionally, Davis has worked as a national political representative for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and on numerous presidential, gubernatorial, state and local campaigns. Davis received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina and pursued graduate studies at Howard University.

11:30 am - 1:20 pm
Exhibitors Room

Keynote Lunch Sponsored by Planet Networks

Presentation of Community Recognition Award

The Jersey Access Group is please to present the West Milford Town Council and in particular Mayor Michele Dale and council liaisons Ada Erik and Marilyn Lichtenberg for their continued support of their municipal channel WM77. West Milford launched its channel just 10 years ago, but since the beginning, the council, the mayor and the liaisons have supported the activities of the all-volunteer staff to keep residents informed on township activities. While WM77 is one of the smaller stations in the organization, it would not be able to continue its mission without the financial support and encouragement of the council, and for that reason we are pleased to present them our Community Recognition Award.

Vendor Appreciation Award

Launch of JAG Streaming Channel Rushworks streaming equipment and TelVue Streaming service.

The Jersey Access Group recognizes the support of Rushworks for their a donation of the Streamster a hardware/software combination for managing and streaming JAG’s own Internet TV channel.

The Jersey Access Group recognizes the support of TelVue in providing the streaming service that makes it possible for the JAG Internet TV channel to be seen on a number of different social media platforms.

Discussion: Where’s The Money? — From Washington to Trenton, accessing Broadband Money from the American Infrastructure Bill

Over a year ago the federal government approved 65 billion dollars to improve broadband deployment. That money flows from the Federal Government to the states for distribution. Where are we know? How can municipalities have access to funds? What are broadband and cable companies doing to help deployment of broadband? Our panel will talk about this and other issues, plus answer your questions.

Moderator: Brian C. Wahler, Mayor of Piscataway

Panelists: Robert Boyle, CEO Planet Networks,

Mike Wassenaar, President & CEO, Alliance for Community Media

Mike Lynch, Legislative Director, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, (NATOA),

Marilyn Davis, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Altice