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NATOA Welcomes Brian Roberts to the Board - Message from the President

July 17, 2013 10:35 AM
NATOA Colleagues:

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the NATOA Board of Directors, to announce that the Board, according to the terms of NATOA’s bylaws, voted last week to appoint longtime NATOA member Brian Roberts to fill the Director vacancy opened by the resignation of Barry Fraser. Brian will complete Barry’s term, which runs through September 2014.

Brian is a Policy Analyst in the Department of Technology for the City and County of San Francisco. Brian has been a member of NATOA since 1999, when he began work for San Francisco. Before joining the City, Brian was a telecommunications analyst with the California Public Utilities Commission. In that capacity, he served on the staff of the FCC’s Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.

As an analyst for San Francisco, Brian had oversight responsibility for cable franchising until California moved to statewide franchising. Brian has also led San Francisco’s broadband infrastructure planning and adoption programming. For the past several years, he has directed the City’s broadband adoption efforts, including securing and overseeing a BTOP sustainable broadband adoption grant.

Please join me in welcoming Brian to the NATOA Board of Directors. We are grateful to him for his willingness to fill this vacancy—and we thank Barry Fraser again for his years of extraordinary service on the NATOA Board. 

Best regards,
Joanne Hovis