Chad Duval
National Practice Leader, Communications & Media

Industry Expertise


In his capacity as the National Practice Leader of the Communications & Media Practice for Moss Adams, Chad provides strategic leadership for the firm’s audit, tax and consulting groups. Chad has specialized in providing service to the telecommunications industry since 1995. His clients are small- to mid-size rural telecommunications and broadband carriers, and his experience includes separations studies, forward-looking economic cost studies, rate cases, depreciation studies, and state and federal regulatory issues. Chad has provided expert testimony in a variety of proceedings before regulatory agencies throughout the country.

Chad is responsible for the development and presentation of industry-specific seminars on cost separations studies, telecommunications networks, and telecommunications regulation for the Moss Adams accounting and business seminars program. He is often engaged to present in-house seminars for carriers and associations around the country.

Chad is also a frequent conference presenter on telecom regulatory topics for state and national industry associations and other telecom events.

His extensive experience includes:

  • Preparing company-specific cost studies and pricing models, including NECA cost settlement studies, state-specific studies in support of rate case proceedings, and incremental costing and pricing models
  • Preparing and presenting written and oral testimony before multiple state commissions on regulatory and accounting issues
  • Developing business models to identify the potential of new business opportunities, primarily for nonregulated activities
  • Representing clients within state telecommunications associations and before state public utilities commissions regarding state regulatory issues
  • Preparing and filing regulated service tariffs before state and federal commissions
  • Preparing loan and grant applications
  • Providing day-to-day expertise to clients in telecom accounting, state and federal settlement procedures, regulatory analysis, and nonregulated operations
  • Providing subject matter expertise in forward-looking economic cost models, including the HAI Model versions 5.0a, 5.2a, and 5.3; the BCPM Model; the FCC’s Synthesis Model; the Alternative Connect America Model (A-CAM)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Summary of USF & ICC Reform
    (Moss Adams webcast series, January 2012 - present)
  • The Increased Importance of Financial Forecasting
    (National Exchange Carrier Association, November 2015)
  • A-CAM & USF Regulatory Update
    (Western Telecommunications Alliance, October 2015)
  • Update on Proposed USF Reform & Regulatory Policy
    (Moss Adams Management Conference, September 2015)
  • 2015 Regulatory Update
    (Telergee Financial Management Conference, May 2015)
  • Regulatory Horizon for 2015 and Beyond
    (Moss Adams Management Conference, December 2014)
  • FCC Regulatory Reform Update
    (Telergee CFO & Controller’s Conference, May 2014)
  • Profitable ILEC of the Future
    (NTCA Finance & Accounting Conference, August 2013)
  • Successful Strategies to Deal With Reform
    (NTCA Telecom Executive Forum, March 2013)
  • Practical Application of FCC Rules
    (Federal Communications Commission, October 2012)
  • FCC Reform Strategies
    (Western Telecommunications Alliance, October 2012)
  • The New Capital Challenge
    (NTCA Fall Conference, September 2012)
  • Telecom Networks and Regulatory Compliance
    (Universal Service Administrative Company, June 2012)
  • The New Reality: How the FCC’s Regulations Will Fundamentally Change Your Business
    (NTCA Annual Conference, February 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, NTCA Regulatory Policy Committee


  • BS, business administration (statistics emphasis), University of Denver

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