Communications and Technology policy, Government affairs, legislative process
NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, U.S. Senate, Republican political campaigns
Justin Rzepka is a Principal at BGR in the Government Affairs Commerce practice. He performs a key role in the Group’s robust practice that includes telecommunications, technology, transportation, infrastructure and energy.
Justin gets results because he develops client-led strategies to achieve their desired goals. He advocates before Congress, the Administration and Independent Agencies. He is also the Executive Director of the CAR Coalition, leading the efforts of stakeholders to lower the price of auto repair for consumers. Justin is also a member of the Financial Services practice at BGR working with insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions.
He has more than 17 years of policy and political experience on Capitol Hill and in the private sector, which translates to successes for the firm’s clients. He joined the firm after spending more than nine years working at NCTA – The Internet & Television Association.
During his time at NCTA, Justin worked with Association members on a wide swath of policy areas to help advance the legislative and business priorities of its member companies. Justin played a significant role in the permanent extension of a tax moratorium on internet access which helps consumers by preventing barriers to getting online. In addition, he played an important role in all advocacy efforts of the Association’s policy priorities over multiple Congresses: net neutrality, spectrum, privacy, piracy, broadband infrastructure, tech mandates, Internet governance, and Internet of Things.
Prior to NCTA, Justin spent several years on Capitol Hill working in several policy areas: foreign policy, telecommunications, transportation, and taxation. He worked at the Congressionally mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, developing policy on the U.S.-Sino relationship for their annual report. Former Commissioners include current Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and the late Sen. Fred Thompson (TN). He then worked in the U.S. Senate and did telecommunications policy for a Member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Justin’s experience includes work at the National Republican Senatorial Committee encompassing several state-wide races across the country. He has also been an advisor to numerous U.S. Senate campaigns.
Justin is a proud Ohio native and a graduate of Regis University in Denver. He resides in Washington with his family.