Ellen Blackler

The Walt Disney Company

Vice President, Policy Strategy, Global Public Policy

Ellen Blackler is Vice President, Policy Strategy, Global Public Policy at The Walt Disney Company.   She leads the policy strategy function in key policy areas including Internet policy, supply chain governance, human rights, environmental policy, consumer protection, advertising, food and nutrition and children and the media.  

Prior to joining Disney, Ellen was on the Public Policy team at AT&T from 2003 to 2011.  At AT&T, Ellen managed policy development on privacy, broadband deployment and universal service, access to ICT for people with disabilities, health care and tax related issues.  She previously was Special Assistant to the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission.   During her tenure at the FCC she led the team drafting the FCC’s annual 706 reports on the status of the availability of broadband service, led a team which drafted significant new rules on the accessibility of telecommunications for people with disabilities and worked on other significant proceedings related to universal service issues.

She has also worked at the New York Public Service Commission and the New York State Legislature, where she handled energy and telecommunications issues.