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Board of Directors

The Fiber Broadband Association consists of approximately 2,400 company member delegates and a nine-member Board of Directors serving two-year terms. Working committees drive member value and Association activities. The Association's professional staff includes a full time CEO/President who is supported by marketing and staff resources. The Association's policies and governing by-laws are posted in the membership page along with the Board Responsibilities.

Management Committee - Board Members

Scott Jackson, Graybar  (Chairman of the Board) Jackson, Scott

As Business Development Manager-Smart Grid for Graybar, Scott has been actively involved with the FTTH Council for several years including as chair of the technology committee for three terms. He is also a member of the Council's Smart Grid Initiative. Scott has more than 14 years of technology and business modeling experience in IT and telecommunications applications for telephone, CATV and utility entities. In his current role at Graybar, Scott focuses on service solutions for utility smart grid deployments spanning electrical and IT/telecommunications along with the smart facility home/building area (H/BAN) network. Before joining Graybar, he served as Midwest territory manager for Phillips Communications and Equipment Company, comptroller and sales manager for CORE Telecom Systems and as an accountant for Tele/Systems Inventory Management.

 

Mike Hill, On Trac, Inc.  (Vice Chairman)  Mike Hill Final Version - Use this one.jpg

Mike Hill has been involved in the telecommunications industry for over 40 years and is an accomplished and driving force of On Trac, Inc. Having been involved from the grassroots level (installer) to the Corporate Directorship of a major national cable company the first 26 years of his career, Mike is a seasoned veteran in the industry. With the sale of Sammons Communications, Inc. in 1995, Mike joined a national contracting company to utilize his skills within the industry for cable, MMDS Wireless, telephony and data services. Mike has been involved with Fiber to the Home (FTTH) installations and deployment since 2003 and is committed to helping the FTTH Industry continue to grow and excel for the future.

 

Kevin Morgan, Clearfield (Treasurer)Kevin Morgan Bio.jpg

Kevin Morgan served as the 2015 Board of Directors Chairman for the FTTH Council Americas and is currently serving a three-year term as a Board member (2017-19). He was first elected to the Board in 2010 and is past Chair of the Government Affairs committee and Marketing committee for the FTTH Council. Kevin is the Chief Marketing Officer at Clearfield, the preferred supplier specialist in fiber management and connectivity platforms for communication service providers. Morgan has held various senior marketing positions at ADTRAN and spent nearly a decade at telephone operating company BellSouth, now a part of AT&T, where he worked as the lead product evaluations resource of broadband technologies in the Science & Technology department. Over his career, he has gained extensive experience in advanced communications technology, fiber optic systems, and business product marketing.. Kevin holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Alabama.

 

Gregg Logan, Vice President of Engineering,Logan.jpg
Telapex, Inc. (corporate parent of the C Spire companies) (Secretary) 

Gregg Logan is truly a telecommunications pioneer. After attending the University of Mississippi, he joined C Spire’s affiliate, Franklin Telephone Company, as an equipment installer and technician in 1982. Gregg has risen through the ranks and has accomplished several telecommunications milestones throughout the years including the first fiber optic interconnection from an independent telephone company in Mississippi. During his tenure, Gregg has served in various leadership positions for Telapex, Inc. - the parent company of C Spire - and its affiliates, primarily focused on building out rural wireless markets and directing the development of the company’s fiber optic broadband network that consists of thousands of miles of fiber optic cable throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. C Spire’s network provides wireless and Internet telecommunication services to its customers, other carriers, Internet Service Providers, universities, government agencies, hospitals and businesses

In 1988, Gregg was one of a team of nine charter C Spire (formerly Cellular South) employees who launched the first cellular wireless network on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and brought wireless service for the first time to many other parts of Mississippi. And, in 2014, Gregg led C Spire’s ground-breaking efforts to deploy 1 Gigabit FTTH services to communities throughout the state of Mississippi.

Board Members

Gary Bolton, ADTRAN Bolton Gary-0003B-1.jpg

With more than 25 years in the telecom industry, Gary Bolton joined ADTRAN in 2008 as vice president of global marketing. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the company worldwide as well as regulatory and government affairs. Bolton has been highly involved in Washington, influencing the FCC and congressional proceedings such as broadband stimulus, the National Broadband Plan and USF Reform. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Gary held executive management positions in a number of high tech start-ups as well as large publicly traded companies in marketing and product line management. He holds an M.B.A. from Duke University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.

 

John George, OFS John George.jpg

John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and OFS in systems engineering, applications engineering, marketing, and manufacturing for 30 years.  He currently directs the Solutions and Professional Services group for OFS’s optical fiber, cable, connectivity, and solutions business.  John has published and presented over 30 papers on fiber optics and FTTH in trade journals and industry forums. As an active member of IEEE, TIA, ISO, and IEC John facilitated the development of numerous standards including 10 Gb/s Ethernet, Ethernet in the First mile, OM-3 optical fiber, and small form factor optical connectivity. John has been an active member of the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council from its founding year of 2001. John helps guide the council’s technical and conference programs, and in 2010 received the FTTH Council’s Photon Award for his leadership in this area. John has Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Engineering Administration and Marketing from Virginia Tech, and 5 patents.

 

Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technology & Energy   Joanne Hovis 2014.jpg 

Joanne Hovis directs CTC Technology & Energy’s business consulting, strategic planning, market assessment, and management consulting work. An attorney with a background in communications and commercial litigation, she is a recognized authority on the broadband market and community broadband topics—and on the evolving role of government and public utilities in the development of communications services and networks.

Joanne advises public and not-for profit clients regarding strategic and business considerations for building public-private partnerships and strategies to deploy broadband networks, and provides guidance on maximizing community opportunities to attract broadband investment and invest at the local level.

 

Ben Lovins, Jackson Energy Authority  Ben Lovins (2).jpg

Ben Lovins is the Senior Vice President of the Telecommunications Division for Jackson Energy Authority (JEA),which has been a member of the Council for over five years. He has been directly involved with FTTH deployment and operation since the company’s entrance to the market in 2003 when it built its $70 million fiber-to-the-home system. Prior to joining JEA in 2003, Ben worked for Comcast in various positions. Ben’s 26 years in the Telecommunications industry includes operational, headend engineering, product and service deployment, video programming and services contract negotiations, and additional administrative responsibilities. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership as well as an MBA from Union University.  Ben currently serves on the Annual Conference Planning Committee. 


Al Nuñez, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, ETI Software Solutions 
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Al Nuñez brings extensive international business experience and leadership to ETI and is responsible for growing revenue in globally and across multiple market segments.  In nearly 20 years with industry leaders such as Ericsson/ TANDBERG Television and NDS, Nuñez led all aspects of the media-infrastructure business including business development, sales, systems delivery and customer support, as well as corporate support functions.  During this time Nuñez spearheaded significant business wins with major customers and their key technology adoptions.  Nuñez holds a degree in Management Information Systems and is fluent in English and Spanish. 

 

Tom Cohen, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (Corporate Counsel, Ex officio)TomCohen.jpg

Thomas Cohen is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on matters involving communications, including telecommunications, wireless and media, the Internet, privacy and government relations.  

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the communications/telecommunications industry sector, first as a government policy maker, serving for over a decade as assistant general counsel for legislation at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and as senior counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee. He then was a founder and principal in firms assessing and developing communications/telecommunications properties and advising businesses. At Kelley Drye, Tom assists clients with a variety of aspects of communications law, including federal and state administrative and legislative advocacy, business-related legal matters and litigation.

Fiber Broadband Association Staff

Heather Burnett Gold, PresidentHeather_hi-res.jpg

Heather Burnett Gold is the President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, a non-profit organization established to help its members plan, market, implement and manage fiber to the home solutions. Association membership includes companies and organizations that deliver video, Internet and/or voice services over high-bandwidth, next-generation, direct fiber optic connections - as well as those involved in planning and building fiber broadband networks. The Association was created ten years ago to share knowledge and build industry consensus on key issues surrounding fiber to the home.

Prior to joining the Association, Gold served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs for XO Communications, a $1.5 billion telecommunications company, where she was responsible for the creation and execution of a comprehensive public policy strategy and regularly interacted with Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the White House and state lawmakers and regulators. Gold was also responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s Cost of Service strategy, including vendor selection and management for an approximately $600M annual budget.

Gold has more than 27 years of experience in the industry, including five years as President for the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) during the period surrounding the passage and implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. She has also served as a founding principal of The KDW Group, a telecom consulting firm, and as Vice President of Industry Affairs for Intermedia Communications. She was honored by the Washington Business Journal as one of its 2010 Women Who Mean Business. Gold received her BA (magna cum laude) and MA degrees in Economics from Tufts University. She received her MBA in Finance and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis. Gold also completed the General Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

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Our Mission

The Fiber Broadband Association's mission is to accelerate deployment of all-fiber networks by demonstrating how fiber-enabled applications and solutions create value for network operators and their customers, promote economic development and enhance quality of life.

Our Vision

The vision of the Fiber Broadband Association is to be the voice for ultra high-speed networks throughout the Americas.