Chairman Genachowski Names Five Members to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company
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Release Date: March 1, 2010
Chairman Genachowski Names Five Members to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service
CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21On March 1, 2010, Chairman Julius Genachowski named five members to the Board of Directors
of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). In a public notice released on September 28,
2009, the Wireline Competition Bureau solicited nominations to fill vacancies on the USAC Board of
Directors in accordance with the nomination and appointment procedures of section 54.703(c) of the
Commission’s rules. 1 The nominations period closed on November 1, 2009.2 These five members are
selected as successors to Board members whose terms expired on December 31, 2009.3
Chairman Genachowski named the following members to the USAC Board of Directors:
Representative for schools that are eligible to receive discounts: Dr. Sheryl Abshire, Chief
Technology Officer, Calcasieu (Louisiana) Parish Public Schools
Representative for incumbent local exchange carriers (incumbent LECs) (other than Bell
Operating Companies) with annual operating revenues in excess of $40 million: D. Michael
Anderson, Vice President of External Affairs, Iowa Telecom
Representative for state telecommunications regulators: Hon. Anne C. Boyle, Commissioner,
Nebraska Public Service Commission
Representative for information service providers: David P. McClure, President and CEO, US
Internet Industry Association
Representative for rural health care providers that are eligible to receive discounts: Jay
Sanders, M.D., President and CEO, The Global Telemedicine Group
The Bureau welcomes these five individuals to the USAC Board of Directors and looks forward
to working with them. We also remind interested parties that the USAC Board will hold its next meeting
1 The Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Nominations for Six Board Member Positions on the Universal Service
Administrative Company Board of Directors, CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21, Public Notice, DA 09-2127 (Wireline
Comp. Bur. rel. Sept. 28, 2009) (USAC Board Nominations Public Notice); 47 C.F.R. § 54.703(c).
2 USAC Board Nominations Public Notice, DA 09-2127 at 1.
3 See Letter from D. Scott Barash, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Universal Service Administrative Company, to
Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21 (dated Sept. 9, 2009).
on April 27, 2010, at USAC’s Washington, DC office (2000 L Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC
20036).4 All Board of Directors quarterly meetings are open to the public.5
For further information, contact Jamie Susskind, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau, (202) 418-7400.
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4 Meeting Schedules – USAC Governance – About USAC,
http://www.universalservice.org/about/governance/board-directors/meeting-schedules/default.aspx (last visited Mar.
5 47 C.F.R. § 54.703(e). Further information about the USAC Board of Directors can be found in the Commission’s
1997 Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration. Changes to the Board of Directors of the National
Exchange Carrier Association, Inc., Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket Nos. 96-45 and 97-
21, Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration, 12 FCC Rcd 18400 (1997) (Report and Order and
Second Order on Reconsideration).
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