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Public Policy Advising
About James Coltharp
James Coltharp Policy Solutions LLC was founded to serve companies and industries with experienced advising, public policy planning and execution. I am a former federal government affairs executive and strategist with a strong economics background and 20+ years of experience leading policy strategy development and key victories in policy regulatory proceedings, transactions and acquisitions. I contributed to Comcast’s growth for over 20 years.
In founding The KeePressingOn Project last year, I established a company to coach, motivate and inspire individuals with a passion for community impact & involvement, I enable clients (businesses, teams and leaders) to generate growth, increase productivity and community impact and involvement by providing strategic consulting and coaching for teams and executives. I help them establish and enhance relationships that build trust, encourage a culture of excellence and create an expectant, positive view of the future.
As a federal government affairs executive & strategist, I helped guide Comcast’s policy strategy development and key victories in regulatory proceedings, transactions & acquisitions. I represented Comcast before the FCC, Congress and other federal agencies regarding public policy issues involving cable TV, programming content, equipment technology, etc., helping Comcast earn/build early public credibility. I served as the key contact to trade associations in a wide range of industry matters and helped enhance its early industry reputation in a range of policy issues with positive customer impact & community outreach programs.
In addition, I enabled Comcast’s community/customer initiatives success by helping to develop corporate initiatives to create digital tech opportunities, community/school partnerships, and enhanced community engagement by Comcast employees.
At the FCC, I was Special Counsel to Commissioners James Quello and Andrew Barrett. Earlier, as Industry Economist, Broadcasting/Cable, I led my team in implementing 1992 Cable Act key provisions and was principal author of 5 media rulemakings and Chief Economist, Wireless. I also taught Economics at Miami University.
“I have known Jim Coltharp for more than 30 years as a professional colleague inside government, as a polished and persistent advocate for a major telecommunications firm, and as collaborator and advisor. With a wealth of experience in regulatory and legislative affairs and in the policy planning process he has had a steady hand in bringing people and ideas together, bridging differences, and achieving concrete results. His reputation as a person of integrity and consistency has proven to be a spontaneous and efficient force in achieving favorable outcomes both within organizations and between competing political and economic interests.”
William H. Johnson
Former Bureau and Deputy Chief
Federal Communications Commission