President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association
Heather Burnett Gold is the President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, a non-profit organization established to help its members plan, market, implement and manage fiber to the home solutions. Association membership includes companies and organizations that deliver video, Internet and/or voice services over high-bandwidth, next-generation, direct fiber optic connections – as well as those involved in planning and building fiber broadband networks. The Association was created ten years ago to share knowledge and build industry consensus on key issues surrounding fiber to the home.
Prior to joining the Association, Gold served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs for XO Communications, a $1.5 billion telecommunications company, where she was responsible for the creation and execution of a comprehensive public policy strategy and regularly interacted with Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the White House and state lawmakers and regulators. Gold was also responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s Cost of Service strategy, including vendor selection and management for an approximately $600M annual budget.
Gold has more than 27 years of experience in the industry, including five years as President for the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) during the period surrounding the passage and implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. She has also served as a founding principal of The KDW Group, a telecom consulting firm, and as Vice President of Industry Affairs for Intermedia Communications. She was honored by the Washington Business Journal as one of its 2010 Women Who Mean Business. Gold received her BA (magna cum laude) and MA degrees in Economics from Tufts University. She received her MBA in Finance and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis. Gold also completed the General Management Program of the Harvard Business School.
This Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships (P3) will examine how local governments can work with private sector companies to expand the deployment and use of broadband services. The Trump administration has signaled a particular interest in P3s as a means of deploying infra-structure and Congress is considering legislation to promote P3s as well. Building partnerships among […]