Lisa R. Youngers currently leads the Fiber Broadband Association as its Executive Director— the largest trade association in the Americas dedicated to all-fiber-optic broadband. Youngers brings more than two decades of communications experience to the Association ranging from wireline and wireless telecommunications, spectrum policy, satellite and broadcast to state infrastructure. Most recently, Youngers was CEO of Nextlink Wireless, where she drove all operational, technical and financial aspects of the business as well as M&A activity. Prior to leading Nextlink, Youngers was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Federal Advocacy and Strategy at XO Communications where she advocated for and led the company’s initiatives involving federal policy, operations and technology. Before that, she served as Federal Regulatory Counsel for both General Communication, Inc. and MCI advocating on competition issues.Youngers also served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Minnesota as counsel to the Public Utilities Commission and the Rail/Trucking Safety Board. Youngers is a member of the Minnesota and District of Columbia Bars. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.