Blue Jay Wireless Strengthens Executive Team with Addition of Melissa Slawson

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Dallas-based Blue Jay Wireless has hired telecom and Lifeline legal and regulatory expert Melissa Slawson to the key position of General Counsel. The addition of Melissa to the management team further supports Blue Jay’s ongoing commitment to building a strong industry-leading team of individuals with a combined knowledge base that is unmatched on regulatory and compliance aspects of the Lifeline program.

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"Melissa is also a legal expert in Lifeline and helps Blue Jay achieve its goal to set the bar for compliance in the Lifeline industry,” states Blue Jay’s CEO, David Wareikis.

Dallas-based Blue Jay Wireless has hired telecom and Lifeline legal and regulatory expert Melissa Slawson to the key position of General Counsel. The addition of Melissa to the management team further supports Blue Jay’s ongoing commitment to building a strong industry-leading team of individuals with a combined knowledge base that is unmatched on regulatory and compliance aspects of the Lifeline program.

“Melissa is a great addition to our team. Having previously worked with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), she brings a strong background in telecom regulatory expertise. Melissa is also a legal expert in Lifeline and helps Blue Jay achieve its goal to set the bar for compliance in the Lifeline industry,” states Blue Jay’s CEO, David Wareikis.

Ms. Slawson has worked in the telecommunications regulatory field for more than seven years, starting her career at the CPUC. During her time at the CPUC, Melissa held positions both at the staff level in the Communications Division, working on broadband mapping and video franchise matters, and at the executive level, serving as Telecommunications and Legal Advisor to Commissioner Catherine Sandoval. Before joining Blue Jay Wireless, Melissa was an Associate at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP specializing in communications regulatory work with specific focus on policy and rulemakings for the wireless, broadband and cable industries before the CPUC and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Melissa earned a J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2007 and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2002 (Magna Cum Laude).

Blue Jay Wireless remains vigilant to enforcing the strict rules set forth by the FCC in determining qualified consumers for the Lifeline Program across the country. The addition of Melissa Slawson to the Blue Jay team reflects Blue Jay’s clear intent to continue setting the bar for excellence in the industry.

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