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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 Trish Ehlers with any questions at

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.

Committee Charter

Chair: Joseph Jones, OnTrac, Inc.
Board Liaison: Gary Bolton, ADTRAN

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Deployment Specialists Committee

The FBA Deployment Specialists Committee 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.

Committee Charter

Chair: Brendan O'Boyle, Preformed Line Products
Board Liaison: Teles Fremin, Lafayette Utilities System

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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. 

Committee Charter

Chair: Kevin Clayton, AFL
Board Liaison: Joe Jensen, Corning

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Power Utilities Roundtable Group

The Power Utilities Roundtable Group is open to power utility members of FBA only, and provides a forum for open discussion among our member companies in this space. Members share their experiences, challenges, and assist one another with identifying solutions to common issues.

The group discusses topics such as construction practices, selecting equipment vendors & consultants, addressing the digital divide through community-based telecom, the importance of ubiquitous fiber connectivity of residences regardless of geography and demographics, and the terrain, weather, and technological challenges for rural telecom. This group will also help raise awareness for issues that FBA should address through our advocacy efforts.

Committee Charter

Chair: Charles Phillips, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation
Board Liaison: Mark Boxer, OFS

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Public Policy Committee

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

Committee Charter

Chair: Ben Moncrief, C Spire

Board Liaison: Joanne Hovis, CTC

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Technology Committee

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

Committee Charter

Chair: John George, OFS

Board Liaison: Mark Boxer, OFS

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Women in Fiber

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 Jennifer Vassil at with any questions or ideas.

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Steering Committee:

Alexa Edens, KGPCo
Mary Ellen Grom, AFL
Kim Hartwell, Corning
Tanya Kanczuzewski, Dura Line
Holly Ruser, Graybar