Fiber Broadband Association names Marissa Mitrovich as vice president of public policy

Dec. 5, 2022
Mitrovich, who joins the FBA from Frontier, will lead the fiber broadband advocacy group’s lobbying efforts as well as oversee the FBA’s Public Policy Committee when she comes onboard January 4, 2023.

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) has named Marissa Mitrovich to the newly created position of vice president of public policy. Mitrovich, who joins the FBA from Frontier, will lead the fiber broadband advocacy group’s lobbying efforts as well as oversee the FBA’s Public Policy Committee when she comes onboard January 4, 2023.

Mitrovitch was most recently vice president of federal legislative affairs at Frontier. Prior to that, she was vice president of public policy at Verizon. Her greater than two decade carrier also includes experience in workforce development and public-private partnerships from her work as vice president of program development for the Wireless Infrastructure Association. The FBA says Mitrovitch will apply that experience to such FBA programs as the OpTIC Path fiber technician training course. She also will contribute to the FBA’s Women in Fiber Committee.

“The fiber broadband industry is at an all-time high in terms of demand and opportunity. Americans are hungry for fast, reliable broadband, Congress and the administration have committed momentous support for broadband infrastructure, and the NTIA has stated a preference for fiber. However, much work still remains,” commented Gary Bolton, president and CEO at the FBA. “We’re pleased to welcome Marissa to our leadership team. Her expertise and experience will help us motivate policy makers to support fiber broadband and advance our mission to close the digital equity gap forever.”

“I am excited to join the Fiber Broadband Association team and honored to represent its members, giving them a greater voice in the nation’s capital at a time when broadband is a national priority,” said Mitrovich. “Many different types of service providers, infrastructure builders, and solution vendors make up the Fiber Broadband Association’s membership. This diversity is a powerful resource to inform bipartisan public policy solutions that will benefit every American. I look forward to representing the companies who are the collective force delivering the most resilient and reliable broadband connectivity across the country and beyond.”

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