The Fiber Broadband Association, the largest trade association in the
Americas dedicated to all-fiber optic broadband, today announced its
Board of Directors has appointed Lisa Youngers to become the
Association’s Executive Director effective July 9, 2018. Youngers, who
brings two decades of communications industry experience to the
Association, was most recently the CEO of Nextlink. This broad industry
experience is extremely relevant as fiber deployments move beyond homes
and businesses to become the critical fabric of fiber densification
network initiatives for wireless infrastructure investment.
“Lisa is a dynamic leader and telecommunications advocacy professional,”
said Scott Jackson, Chairman of the Board, “This is an exciting and
challenging time for our members, the Association and the industry as
fiber is pushed deeper and deeper into the network, bringing blazing
fast and reliable speeds to homes, businesses and next generation
wireless networks. We’re extremely fortunate to have found a leader with
Lisa’s deep understanding of all aspects of the business as well as the
public policies that govern it, which will be critical as we navigate
and lead in this ever-changing environment.”
“The Fiber Broadband Association is the ‘go-to’ organization in this
industry and I am delighted to join this group of professionals
dedicated to accelerating the connected future,” said Lisa Youngers.
“Everyday, Fiber Broadband Association’s members work hard to deliver
the best connectivity to businesses and communities across the
country—and the globe, a goal on which I have based my career. I look
forward to helping the Association work towards a faster, more
efficient, better-connected world.”
Prior to leading Nextlink, Youngers was Vice President and Assistant
General Counsel of Federal Advocacy and Strategy at XO Communications.
She succeeds President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold, who is retiring.
About the Fiber Broadband Association
The Fiber Broadband Association is the largest and only trade
association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all fiber optic
network infrastructure to the home, to the business and to everywhere.
The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions
about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber
optics while counting on its members to lead the organization forward,
collaborate with industry allies and propel fiber optic deployment
forward. Since 2001, these companies, organizations and people have
worked with our communities and consumers in mind to build a better
broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at fiberbroadband.org.
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