Government Relations Office
Meet the Team
Jeffrey Cohen is the Chief Counsel and Director of Government Relations at APCO International. Prior to joining APCO, Jeff served as a detailee from the Federal Communications Commission, for the Democratic staff of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. While on the Hill, Jeff was one of the authors of the public safety legislation enacted in February 2012, and worked on other communications issues including cybersecurity. Before his detail assignment, Jeff served as the Senior Legal Counsel to the Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. In this capacity, Jeff advised the Bureau Chief on a number of public safety and homeland security issues. Jeff is a recipient of the FCC’s Silver Medal Award, APCO’s Leadership in Regulatory Service Award, and the National Emergency Number Association’s Presidential Award. Prior to joining the FCC, Jeff was a partner at the Washington, DC telecommunications law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where he worked over ten years on wireless regulatory matters since graduating from the George Washington University Law School with honors in 1994. Jeff also holds a B.S. cum laude in electrical engineering from the George Washington University. Contact Jeff at cohenj at apcointl.org.
Mark Reddish is Senior Counsel and Manager of Government Relations at APCO International. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Mark is also certified as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in Maryland. He’s been a member of the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad since 2007, volunteering 20-30 hours per week at a station that responds to motor-vehicle accidents, structure fires, and medical emergencies in the metro DC area. During law school, Mark worked as a law clerk in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as an intern in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to law school, Mark served as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health. He conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments related to autism spectrum disorder and semantic organization in the brain. Mark earned a B.A. in psychology, summa cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law where he served as an editor on the Jessup International Moot Court board. Contact Mark at reddishm at apcointl.org.
Nicole Zimbelman is Government Relations Counsel at APCO International. During law school, Nicole served as a law clerk for Commissioner Ajit Pai at the Federal Communications Commission and worked as an intern for the public policy team at Comcast. She also worked as an intern in the Office of Policy Analysis and Development of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Nicole earned a B.S. in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from the University of Colorado (Boulder) and a J.D., cum laude, from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where she was an editor of the George Mason Law Review. Contact Nicole at zimbelmann at apcointl.org.