perry_c_parks_iii_tPerry C. Parks, III currently serves as a governmental and regulatory affairs consultant for Strategic Counsel PLC, a law firm which blends legal, public policy and strategic communications capabilities.  He is a 20-year veteran of the telecommunications industry where he held operational and government/regulatory affairs positions in the nine cable television companies holding the Los Angeles franchise including Six Star Nielson, Communicom, United Artists, American Cablesystems, Continental, U.S. West, Media One, AT&T and Comcast.  He has served at the President of Southern California Cable Television Association and Los Angeles Cable Operators Association where he developed a $60,000 revolving scholarship fund for high school seniors in the communications technology field.  His current nonprofit affiliations include serving on the boards of Community Partners, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, a committee member for Zimmer Children’s Museum and as an advisory board member for the African American Voter Representation Project. Mr. Parks earned his master’s degree in public administration from Pepperdine University, and his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles.