C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company providing comprehensive wireless communications, all-fiber broadband services, a Tier III+ certified data center, and managed and cloud services to consumers and businesses.
Ben Moncrief is responsible for developing business and policy solutions to achieve C Spire’s strategic goals, as well as identifying and developing strategic partnerships and business opportunities, and overseeing C Spire’s interaction with state and federal policy-makers, consumer advocates, other industry players and the media in the telecom policy space. Recently, he led C Spire’s participation in the successful opposition to AT&T’s attempted takeover of T-Mobile, was a principle negotiator in discussions leading to the FCC’s 700 MHz Interoperability Order, and led C Spire’s successful effort to become the exclusive voice and data services provider for the State of Mississippi. As a result of his work, Ben was listed among the state’s “Top in Tech” by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2018.
Before joining C Spire, Ben served in several capacities on Capitol Hill, including as a senior advisor to two members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee: Senators Mel Martinez (R-FL) and George LeMieux (R-FL). While serving as Senate staff, he was named a National Review Institute Washington Fellow and co-founded the Capitol Hill chapter of the Federalist Society. Before his time on the Hill, Ben was in private legal practice with the Birmingham, Alabama, based law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, where he litigated complex business disputes in the U.S. and Europe. In 2007, Ben was named one of Birmingham's top 40 professionals under the age of 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal.
A native of Mississippi, Ben received his B.A. in Political Science from Birmingham-Southern College in 1999 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2003. In 2001, he received an M.Litt. in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews (UK), where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.