John Godfrey

SVP, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America

John Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Samsung Electronics America, a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea. Based in Washington, D.C., he leads Samsung’s public policy formulation and engagement with government and industry, focusing on communications policy, digital television, wireless spectrum, health care, environment, broadband, accessibility, and other areas. An active participant in the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Godfrey is past chair of the CTA Foundation’s Board of Trustees and a member of CTA’s Video Division Board, among other groups. He is also a past chair of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, the standards developing organization for digital television broadcasting. He served on the Federal Communications Commission’s Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee in 2015 and the U.S. Access Board’s Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Advisory Committee in 1998-1999. Prior to joining Samsung in 2006, Godfrey was vice president of government affairs for Pioneer North America; and previously, he was director of government affairs for Sony Electronics. Godfrey has a Master of Arts in Telecommunications from George Washington University, a Master of Arts in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

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