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Member Committees & Working Groups

If you are interested in joining a member committee, please contact the Chair.  Committees are a great way to get involved with Association leadership and direction.   We welcome all members. Contact Garrett Sheehan with any questions at

Technology Committee

Promote the awareness and business implications of active systems, passive components and deployment techniques for fiber broadband networks.

Chair: Kevin Kress, Clearfield
Board Liaison: John George, OFS

Committee Members:
Luc Absillis, First Principles Innovations
John Amundson, TDS Telecom
Gwenn Amice, EXFO
Patrick Anderson, Go!Foton
Steve Binassi, Telus
Mark Boxer, OFS
Matthew Coffman, Jackson Energy Authority
Sudheer Dharanikota, First Principles Innovations
Andreas Flach, Nokia
Sean Flora, Cincinnati Bell
William Hall, II, Adtran
John Hogie, Google
Scott Jackson, Graybar
Joe Jensen, Corning
Larry Johnson, FiberStory
Greg Lentz, Corning
Michael McGannon, Dycom Industires
Brendan O'Boyle, Preformed Line Products
Michael Pecot, Jiggsa
Michael Render, RVA
Lee Rutherford, Horizon
Brad Slipher, On Trac
Paul Sulisz, Biarri Networks
Barry Walton, Corning
Steve Wolszczak, Light Brigade
Kevin Wynne, Comsof Americas

Public Policy Committee

Promote fiber broadband deployment by educating and motivating federal, state and local officials (North America).

Chair and Board Liaison: Gary Bolton, ADTRAN 
Vice Chair: Joanne Hovis, CTC

ommittee Members:
Kevin Lee Bourg, Corning Optical Communications
Daryl Bouwkamp, Vermeer
John Burchett, Google
Chris Champion, C Spire
Tom Cohen, Kelley Drye
David Eckell, Graybar
Eric Edwards, CommScope
John George, OFS
Joey Greer, EPB
Mike Hill, On Trac
Frank Latini, Gainesville Regional Utilities
Ben Moncrief, C Spire
Wylie Murphy, On Trac
Michael Purdy, Google
Stephen Szymanski, Prysmian Group
Paul Thompson, AFL
Monica Webb, Ting
David Young, Verizon

Marketing Committee

Plans and provides feedback on the Fiber Broadband Association membership marketing efforts and advises on programs and promotional pieces which could be helpful to member company marketing efforts to customers. 

Chair and Board Liaison: Joe Jensen, Corning

Committee Members:
Kara Chandeysson, Ting Internet
Katie Espeseth, EPB
Sean Kio, Burlington Telecom
John Paul, Spiral Internet
Terry Price, 3-GIS
Ellen Satterwhite, Glen Echo Group
Tony St. Pierre, CenturyLink
Jane Weiler, Cincinnati Bell
Melissa Wright, Smithville Communications

Conference Committee

Plan and coordinate the Fiber Connect Conference & Expo conference and the member's meetings, telecom providers workshops as well as all general membership activities, meetings, and conferences.

Board Liaison:
Chair: Joseph Jones, OnTrac, Inc.

Committee Members:

Education Content: Roger Vaughn, OFS 

Fiber Broadband Starter Kit Workshop Co-Leaders: Cate McNaught, Corning and Valarie Lucas, EPB
Business Track Co-Leaders: Bradley Hine, ETI Software Solutions and Randy Turner, Walker and Associates 
Engineering Track Co-Leader: Kurt Raaflaub, ADTRAN

Operations Track Co-Leaders:  Brad Slipher, On Trac and Ron Frye, LUS Fiber
Education Content Reviewer: Kevin Lee Bourg, Corning Optical Communications and John George, OFS

View the Fiber Connect committee page.  

Deployment Specialists Working Group

The FBA Deployment Specialists Working Group was created to provide a discussion forum for all entities involved in the fiber deployment process. The group specifically intends to provide education around and raise awareness about the fiber deployment process, effective fiber installs, and ensuring a safe worksite while protecting underground facilities in areas of excavation.

Chair: Brendan O'Boyle, Preformed Line Products

Committee Members
Walt Donovan, Dycom Industries
Tucker Dotson, Ditch Witch
Stan Fendley, Corning 
Jon Fitz, Prysmian Group
John Fluharty, Sellenriek Construction
Joey Herridge, Corning
Darin Howe, Corning
Keith Jackson, Gabes Construction Company
Jake Jeffords, Vermeer
Dan Levac, Preformed Line Products
Jason Phillips, Gabes Construction Company
Ron Frye, LUS Fiber
Steve Sellenriek, Sellenriek Construction 
Katie Wallace, Telapex/C-Spire

Women in Fiber Group

This group is for women who are Fiber Broadband Association members. The group's purpose is to share insight into professional development and discuss opportunities for women to achieve their full potential in the field. We encourage women in the field to network with other professionals and fellow leaders in the fiber industry. Make new connections and share your experiences!  Join the LinkedIn Group or contact Doug Weinbaum at with any questions or ideas.

Mary Ellen Grom, AFL
Tanya Kanczuzewski, Dura Line
Alyson Moore, Corning
Alexa Edens, KGP 

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Our Mission

The Fiber Broadband Association's mission is to accelerate deployment of all-fiber access networks by demonstrating how fiber-enabled applications and solutions create value for service providers 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.