The Fiber Broadband Association is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, elected on a rotating basis for three year terms, from the ranks of the Premier members.
Members of the Board set the overall direction for our organization and make critical decisions regarding our activities and programs. North America (NA) or joint NA/LATAM Premier Members are asked to consider serving on the Board and to vote.
The Fiber Broadband Association is managed by a team of staff and professional partners, lead by Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO.
Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO
Lisa R. Youngers currently leads the Fiber Broadband Association as its President & CEO — the largest trade association in the Americas dedicated to all-fiber-optic broadband. Youngers brings two decades of communications experience to the Association ranging from wireline/wireless telecommunications, satellite and broadcast to state infrastructure. Most recently, Youngers was CEO of Nextlink Wireless, where she drove all operational, technical and financial aspects of the business as well as M&A activity. Prior to leading Nextlink, Youngers was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Federal Advocacy and Strategy at XO Communications where she led the company’s initiatives involving federal policy, operations and technology. Before that, she served as Federal Regulatory Counsel for General Communication, Inc. and MCI advocating on competition issues. Youngers also served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Minnesota as counsel to the Public Utilities Commission and the Rail/Trucking Safety Board. Youngers is a member of the Minnesota and District of Columbia Bars. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.