Rachel Welch currently serves as a Group Vice President in Time Warner Cable’s Government Relations department. In this role, Ms Welch oversees federal affairs, and is responsible for developing and implementing Time Warner Cable’s policy strategy before Congress and the Administration on a wide range of communications issues affecting the Company.
Ms. Welch began her career in the communications industry over 18 years ago. Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, she was Vice President, Global Public Policy at Time Warner Inc., where she was responsible for legislative affairs and worked closely with Time Warner’s business units, including HBO, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting.
Immediately before joining Time Warner, Ms. Welch served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee under Senators Daniel Inouye and Ernest Hollings. She was responsible for developing the strategy, drafting and managing legislation brought before the Commerce Committee on issues affecting all sectors of the communications industry. In this role, she provided legal analysis and policy guidance to Senators. Inouye, Hollings and the other Democratic Members of the Committee and their staffs.
Ms. Welch also practiced law as an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling where she specialized in communications law, representing clients before Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. Previously, Ms. Welch provided regulatory and legislative policy analysis for AT&T Corp.
Ms. Welch is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of Wells College. Immediately after finishing law school, Ms. Welch served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James Turner on the United States Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Welch lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two sons.