David Hoover is a Principal at The Ferguson Group, providing strategic counsel on technology and telecommunications policy issues. David is an accomplished government relations and public policy executive with more than 20 years of experience leading advocacy campaigns, conducting research, analyzing federal policies, and building relationships with members of Congress, federal agencies, industry and public interest groups. He also currently serves as a policy advisor to the National Association of Towns and Townships.
Prior to joining TFG, David served as vice president of legislative affairs at NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, where he planned and implemented federal legislative strategy on behalf of the association’s more than 800 independent, community-based telecommunications companies. Previously, David was director of government affairs at CTIA-The Wireless Association, where he lobbied on a variety of issues including spectrum, taxes, telehealth, and universal service. He also served as policy director for the trade group.
Earlier in his career, David was director of research at NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and also covered the telecom and media industries as an analyst with The Precursor Group®, Legg Mason and the Schwab Washington Research Group.
David earned a Master of Arts in Telecommunications from Michigan State University’s College of Communications Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.