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Dane Snowden
Leadership & Staff

K. Dane Snowden

Chief Operating Officer

K. Dane Snowden joined CFP Board as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in November 2023. As COO, he leads the organization’s core business operations, including certification, marketing, communications, public relations, public awareness, project management and human resources.

Dane serves as a key business partner to the CEO and the Board of Directors and is responsible for collaborating with other members of the executive leadership team to execute the organization’s strategic priorities and align resources to support business objectives and operational goals

He most recently served as a Senior Advisor with Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, where he provided strategic advice to clients on issues involving matters in front of the president’s administration, federal regulatory agencies, state governments and on Capitol Hill. From 2021 to 2022, he was President and CEO of the Internet Association. Before that, he spent 10 years as Chief Operating Officer of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), executing organizational strategy and leading management and business operations.

Dane was Vice President, External and State Affairs for CTIA — The Wireless Association from 2005 to 2011. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him as Chief of the Consumer & Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, where he led a restructuring of the bureau and established intelligent market- and consumer-focused public policies, including the National “Do-Not-Call” registry.

Dane served as a public member on CFP Board’s Board of Directors from 2017 to 2020. His volunteer leadership experience also includes board service with the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications, The Cable Center, The William & Mary Business School Foundation and Kingsbury Day School, where he was chair of the Finance Committee. From 2011 to 2020, he was Board Chair of SMYAL, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, that provides transitional housing, leadership development and mental health services to LGBTQ youth. He was also an advisory board member for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Mobile Wireless Technology for Persons with Disabilities from 2001 to 2011.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from The College of William and Mary.