The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) has announced its 2023 Board of Directors as the organization prepares to help lead the industry into its largest investment cycle.
The new Board is comprised of industry leaders that represent a diverse spectrum of companies from across the fiber broadband industry and have served on the Association’s committees. Their expertise will help steer the Fiber Broadband Association to advance its goal to close the Digital Equity Gap for all Americans.
“2023 will be one of the most exciting years for both the Fiber Broadband Association and our industry,” said Gary Bolton, President and CEO at the Fiber Broadband Association. “Our membership is working hard to accelerate the deployment of fiber broadband networks and enable every community to leverage the economic and societal benefits that only fiber can deliver. Our 2023 Board of Directors is an impressive, diverse group of leaders that will guide us through this journey and accelerate our vision to advance quality-of-life and digital equity anywhere and everywhere.”
Joseph Jones “JJ,” President at On Trac, Inc., was elected as the new Chair of the Board for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2023. He has provided dedicated leadership to the Fiber Broadband Association for many years, serving as Chair of the Conference Committee for a decade and was Vice Chair of the Board in 2022.
The full 2023 Board of Directors includes the following leaders that have demonstrated a continued commitment to the Fiber Broadband Association and its mission to create a better broadband future in North America:
Chair: Joseph Jones “JJ,” President at On Trac, Inc.
Vice Chair: Jimmy Todd, CEO and General Manager, Nex-Tech
Secretary: Kimberly McKinley, Deputy Director and Chief Marketing Officer, UTOPIA Fiber
Treasurer: Joe Jensen, Director, Americas Market Development, Corning
Mark Boxer, Technical Manager – Solutions and Applications Engineering, OFS
Katie Espeseth, Vice President of New Products, EPB
Scott Jackson, National Market Manager – Broadband, Graybar
Gregg Logan, Vice President of Engineering, Telapex, Inc.
Ariane Schaffer, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google Fiber
Kimberly McKinley and Ariane Schaffer are newly elected Board members and will each serve three-year terms starting in 2023. Each of these individuals have demonstrated long-term commitments to the Fiber Broadband Association. McKinley was a co-creator and co-chair of the Fiber Broadband Association’s Public Officials Roundtable. Schaffer served as co-chair of the Fiber Broadband Association’s Public Policy Committee.
Mark Boxer was re-elected to a second, three-year term and will continue to provide exceptional leadership for the Association’s Optical Telecom Installer Certification (OpTIC Path™) workforce development initiatives. Gregg Logan, from C Spire’s parent company Telapex, will fulfill the remainder of C Spire’s vacant board seat term. He has served as secretary on the Fiber Broadband Association’s Board of Directors in previous years and most recently on the Association’s Senior Council Committee.
As of December 31, 2022, Kevin Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer at Clearfield, and Joanne Hovis, President of CTC Technology & Energy, will term out of their tenure on the Board of Directors. Morgan has contributed over twelve years of service on the Board, serving as Chair in 2015, 2019, and 2022. He will now serve on the Fiber Broadband Association’s Senior Council Committee alongside Mike Hill and John George. Hovis has provided her leadership and expertise to the Board for six years and will continue to serve the Association on the Executive Advisory Committee.
The Fiber Broadband Association is the largest and only trade association that represents the complete fiber ecosystem of service providers, manufacturers, industry experts, and deployment specialists dedicated to the advancement of fiber broadband deployment and the pursuit of a world where communications are limitless, advancing quality of life and digital equity anywhere and everywhere.
The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers, communities, and policy makers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better fiber broadband networks. Since 2001, these companies, organizations, and members have worked with communities and consumers in mind to build the critical infrastructure that provides the economic and societal benefits that only fiber can deliver. The Fiber Broadband Association is part of the Fibre Council Global Alliance, which is a platform of six global FTTH Councils in North America, LATAM, Europe, MEA, APAC, and South Africa.