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Chairman Linda W.
Cropp at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Chairman Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following
resolution, which was referred to the Committee on_____
To confirm the Mayoral appointment of Ms. Deborah M. Royster as the
Executive Director of the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution
may be cited as the "Executive Director of the Office of Cable Television Deborah M.
Royster Confirmation Resolution of 1998".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms
the appointment of:
Deborah K. Royster
1349 Sheridan Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
as the Executive Director of the Office of Cable Television, in accordance
with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979, (D.C. Law 2-142;
D.C. Code, sec. 1633.7) to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall
transmit a copy of this resolution, upon-its adoption, each to the nominee and to the
Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
DEBORAH M. ROYSTER
1349 Sheridan Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
International Executive MBA Program
Degree expected: March 1999
Kaiser Permanente Executive Program (1994)
University of Virginia School of Law,
Charlottesville, Virginia; Juris Doctor, 1981
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland;
B.S. Journalism, magna cum laude, 1978
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts; School of Public Communications
September 1997 to Present:
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND LOBBYIST
Advise Kaiser Permanente on legislative issues.
October 1996 to August 1997:
VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS, KAISER PERMANENTE, CENTRAL EAST
DIVISION, Rockville, Maryland
Manage government relations, corporate communications, community relations, regulatory
compliance and board of directors liaison activities in health maintenance organization
serving mare than 700,000 members in Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, and the District of
Columbia. Member of key internal committee responsible for national and state health care
policy development. Supervised staff of approximately 35, including eleven professionals.
July 1993 to October 1996
REGIONAL COUNSEL AND MANAGER OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS, KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN OF THE
MID-ATLANTIC STATES, INC.
Responsible for all legal matters affecting health maintenance organization serving more
than 400,000 members in the Washington, D.C. - Baltimore Metropolitan Area. Provided legal
advice to the HMO and its affiliated medical group practice on a broad range of
substantive matters, health care delivery (including medical malpractice), transactional,
human resources, and corporate issues. Also managed government relations, and corporate
communications and community relations activities in Maryland, Virginia, and the District
of Columbia. Supervised staff of ten, including two attorneys.
June 1989 to July 1993
ASSOCIATE REGIONAL COUNSEL, KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES, INC
Advised operating divisions of Kaiser Permanente on real estate acquisitions and
leasing; contracts with outside entities; legislative and regulatory matters; claims and
benefits issues; personnel issues; and financial and tax related matters. Also managed
non-professional liability litigation. Served as principal lobbyist for Kaiser Permanente
before the Maryland General Assembly; this role included formulating and implementing the
region's legislative program.
October 1982 to June 1989
ASSOCIATE, PIERSON, BALL & DOWD (acquired by Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay in 1989),
Specialized in telecommunications and employment law issues. Experience included
involvement in FCC regulatory, labor, and equal employment opportunity matters. Experience
also included involvement in corporate and health law issues and lobbying before federal,
state, and local bodies. Member, Hiring Committee, 1983-87.
August 1981 to September 1982
LAW CLERK, U.S. DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA, New Orleans, Louisiana
Performed legal research and writing; drafted opinions and other correspondence from
U.S. District Court on a wide variety of issues, including securities regulation,
admiralty, constitutional, and criminal law. Assisted in all phases of litigation before
the Court, including discovery, conferences, motions, trials and sentencings.
June 1987 to August 1997
PRESIDENT, SPECTRUM BROADCASTING CORPORATION, Washington, D.C.
Founder, President and General Manager of start-up FM radio station in Charlottesville,
Virginia. Developed business concept; recruited shareholders; managed legal and FCC
regulatory issues; established business plan; purchased equipment and supervised
construction of facility; hired employees and business consultants; pursued financing
alternatives; managed overall operation of station.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Maryland Association of Health Maintenance Organizations, Inc.; Award for
Outstanding Service (1996)
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Maryland Association of Health Maintenance Organizations; at large member, 1996-1997;
CIVIC AND OTHER AFFILIATIONS
Leadership Washington, Class of 1996
Member, Board of Directors, Healthy Babies, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington
Member, Board of Directors, Unity Health Care, Inc.
Vice Chair, Government Affairs Committee, D.C. Chamber of Commerce