Catherine Ann Novelli

President Obama announced today his intent to nominate four new people to key Administration posts. Among them is Catherine Ann Novelli, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Government Affairs.

Her title is a fancy combination of words which in clear English means she’s Apple’s chief lobbyist, a job she’s held since 2007. Catherine Ann Novelli is nominated for Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Department of State…

Catherine Ann Novelli, Nominee for Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Department of State  Catherine Ann Novelli is Vice President of Worldwide Government Affairs at Apple, Inc., a position she has held since 2007.  Previously, Ms. Novelli was a partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP from 2005 to 2007.  From 1991 to 2005, she served at the Office of the United States Trade Representative and from 1997 to 2005, she was the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Mediterranean.  From 1985 to 1991, Ms. Novelli served in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Commerce.  From 1982 to 1985, she practiced law in the Washington D.C. office of Debovoise and Librman.  Ms. Novelli received a B.A. from Tufts University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan, and a LL.M. from the University of London.

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  • mrgerbik

    i think apple is showing signs of being another pawn (player?) in ‘the game’ … the revolving door begins…

    • Ted Forbes

      Well how did she get this far? Check her resume again. She is return to report what she was sent to do. So it didn’t just begin, it began a long time ago.

      On tracking, well remember the iOS7 will learn your habits and make things easy for you to do, as you go. Well again tracking began a long time ago iOS7 is not the first Apple iOS to do so.

      For those of us who are afraid , its a bit to late to be afraid, “we have “all been tracked” and they already know our habits.

      So then the only thing to do now is take out the battery and kick the habits.

  • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

    Doesnt this worry anyone? Obama wants to elect a high up apple exec into his office. apple has made a mobile tracking device with theirM7 motion chip which is always on and tracks your every move. What people don’t realize is that anyone with a 5s can be tracked. All the NSA needs to do is ask apple for a back door or serve them with papers to obtain that info and any person with a 5s can be found.
    Even though the 64 bit processor is a huge selling point for me, I won’t upgrade until the motion tracking becomes an optional application. Anyone with this phone should seriously reconsider what you have just bought.

    • Kevin Guzman

      I bought it and still not reconsidering it. Its an amazing device, plus is a lot faster than the iPhone 5. You should just get one, and join us sheep. Its better on this side.

    • Ted Forbes

      Why? Take the battery out and go about your business! Thats all.

      • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

        Take the battery out?? Than why would I have the phone? Smh

    • iBanks

      I’m seriously trying to understand why there is so much crying about possibly being tracked. Get over it. If your phone isn’t tracking you, your tablet is. If your tablet isn’t, your laptop is. If your laptop isn’t, believe you ISP and that data plan of yours has you, so… Who cares? If they would like to come see me banging their wife, by all means I’ll make a perp hole in each window blind of the house.

      • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

        U don’t get it, the new M7 chip in the 5s is what tracks u, not your old equipment and devices

      • iBanks

        Again, who cares??? My jawbone up tracks my every move. It knows when I stop walking and squat to take a shyt. It doesn’t matter.

      • Guest

        Learn about Agenda 21 and shut the hell up about things you don’t know about

      • iBanks

        Next time, unGuest yourself and sign in to speak to me. Lol!

    • Mike

      Why are you being so paranoid about the NSA tracking where you are? As an average citizen you could care less about the NSA finding out that today you had McDonalds at (this location) at (this time). People LOVE to make it sound bad like oh, now NSA knows my info, they’re gonna leak it elsewhere or something like that. Now they know that I’ve downloaded this and that. Now they know where I live. Worry if you like, but there’s no point. Just get on with your life.

      You won’t upgrade till motion tracking is optional? I guess you are NEVER upgrading then. Good luck.

  • thetomthebomb

    The gold iphone is for Persians lol

  • Pitchy

    I find it disturbing that lobbyist people keep getting put into high level positions in the government. So having people who lobby for causes and then they get put into positions which let’s them oversee the industries they were lobbying for. This is bad! Granted having an Apple lobbyist in position is NO WHERE NEAR AS BAD AS MONSANTO!!!!!!!!