Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Strategic Advancement, Starry, Inc.
Virginia Lam Abrams is a seasoned communications and public affairs executive with two decades of experience working in technology, media and politics. She is currently Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Strategic Advancement for Starry, Inc., a wideband hybrid fiber wireless technology company focused on building competitive, affordable, high-quality broadband across United States. In her role at the company, Virginia is responsible for leading Starry Connect, the company’s digital equity program focused on developing partnerships with public and affordable housing owners to deliver ultra-low-cost internet solutions to their residents. She also advocates for and represents Starry in front of governmental agencies at the local, state and federal level and engages with policymakers and the public interest community in advancing pro-consumer policies that protect privacy and competition in the broadband marketplace. Virginia also leads media and investor relations for the company and certain business development functions.
Prior to Starry, Virginia served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations at Aereo, where she spent three years guiding the company’s communications, advocacy and lobbying efforts. Prior to joining Aereo, Virginia was Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Rubenstein Communications, where she managed a portfolio of clients spanning the media, technology and real estate industries. Prior to joining Rubenstein, she served as a deputy press secretary and spokesperson for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during his second term, where she led communications for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition and managed a portfolio of city agencies including the NYPD, FDNY, Department of Education, and Law Department. In 2010, Virginia served as deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Republican nominee for NYS Attorney General and was recognized by The Capitol as one of the magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars in New York Politics.”
Virginia holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism and political science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She serves as the Chair of the board of directors of Public Knowledge and on the advisory board of Engine. Virginia resides in Brooklyn with her husband and children.