Lori (Sherwood) Adams

Nokia: Senior Director of Broadband Policy & Funding Strategy

Lori (Sherwood) Adams currently serves as the Senior Director of Broadband Policy & Funding Strategy for Nokia and is a key member of the Nokia Government Affairs Team. In her role, Adams is responsible developing strategies and tools to enable increased company participation in state, federal, and international programs supporting infrastructure deployment by several of Nokia’s business organizations. Additionally, Adams also focuses on external government relations and communications to government stakeholders at all levels of government through direct engagement, filings, and participation in public forums.

Prior to joining Nokia, Adams served as the Director, Commercial and Market Development for Render Networks where she served multiple senior leadership roles including concentrating on digital innovation for the implementation of broadband networks across the globe. Adams is a highly skilled telecommunications attorney and senior executive with more than twenty years’ experience and a successful track record in the government and private sector. This includes extensive experience with business development, federal, state, and local telecommunications issues, legal and regulatory matters, grant funding, municipal broadband, strategic planning, project management for large complex projects, public policy, government affairs, lobbying and public speaking. Adams has a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the American University and is an honors graduate of the University of Baltimore School Of Law.