LIsa Youngers is the president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association. Appointed in June 2018, she brings more than two decaes of communication industry experience to the association, and hopes that her vision for FBA can improve the fiber-to-the-home industry as a whole. She sat down with Broadband Communities magazine to chat about her role, and her vision for the future.
Broadband Communities: Tell us about your background. What kinds of experiences have you had in the telecommunications industry?
Lisa Youngers: I’ve been in telecom, communications and technology for more than 25 years. I have a varied background – I’ve been in broadcasting, worked as a lawyer for a state public utilities commission, worked for nationwide telecom competitors and wireless companies, and I’ve also represented those companies’ interests on boards and coalitions. In terms of subject matter, I’ve dealt with wired, wireless, spectrum, broadcast and satellite; I’ve been involved in enforcement, litigation, investigations, mergers and acquisitions, and policy regarding all major issues – competitive, local, national, and anything else you can think of. I’ve been a general counsel, and at Nextlink, I ran the company itself, overseeing all the pieces. It’s been a wide variety of experience.
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