Tony Summerlin, Federal Communications Commission

Senior Strategic Advisor

Tony Summerlin Biography

Tony Summerlin is the Senior Strategic Advisor at Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He served as the senior advisor to the CIO of the United States Government for 7 years. Tony is three time winner of the Federal 100 Award for significant contributions made by a private sector employee assisting in the achievement of the President’s Management Agenda.

Tony presently serving as the Special Advisor at the FCC. In this role responsibilities include developing strategies for process improvement and modernization of architectures and systems in support of the mission of the agency.

For three previous years, he served as the Senior Advisor the Program Manager for Information Sharing within the Director of National Intelligence in coalescing and organizing components of the federal, state, local and private sectors in sharing key information to keep country safe. Assisted with complex legal and legislative issues inclusive of privacy protection and the rights of commercial sectors in maintaining and sharing information.

Tony is a frequent lecturer at technology and business conferences including: Gartner; the IBM World-Wide Global Leadership Services Leadership Conference; the Intel Futures roadmap; The Conference Board and, the Accenture Technology Briefing Series, American University [Issues in grasping Personal and Corporate Cyber Security], George Washington University [Intelligence, acquisition and use, Cyber Policy Implications, Cyber Public vs Private Responsibility], the Smith School (University of Maryland) on Consulting to Governments.

He served as board member of The Smeal School of Business, Enterprise Research Center, the Temple University MBA/MS speakers program, the Alliances Conference, The Conference Board and the ITAA briefing board. Tony Summerlin is a voted leader of one of the world’s most democratic workplaces by BLUE. He successfully led five technology companies taking two public and selling three others.