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Released: April 25, 2013
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554

April 25, 2013

DA 13-608

D. Scott Barash
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Universal Service Administrative Company
2000 L Street, N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20036
USAC Board of Directors Appointments
Dear Mr. Barash:
On September 13, 2012, and March 12, 2013, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) issued
public notices soliciting nominations to fill seats on the Board of Directors of the Universal Service
Administrative Company (USAC).1 The Bureau sought nominations for thirteen seats with expired
terms or vacancies. The Commission received specific nominations for eleven of the thirteen seats on
the Board, as well as two general nominations, as listed in the attached Appendix.2
Pursuant to section 54.703(c)(3) of the Commission’s rules,3 Chairman Julius Genachowski
appoints the following persons to serve on the USAC Board of Directors:
Representative for incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) (other than Bell Operating
Companies) with annual operating revenues in excess of $40 million
Kenneth F. Mason
Representative for ILECs (other than Bell Operating Companies) with annual operating
revenues less than $40 million
Geoffrey A. Feiss
Interexchange carriers with annual operating revenues of $3 billion or less
Rochelle D. Jones

1 See Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Nominations for Nine Board Member Positions on the Universal Service
Administrative Company Board of Directors
, WC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21, Public Notice, 27 FCC Rcd 10995
(Wireline Comp. Bur. 2012); Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Nominations for Four Board Member Positions on
the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors
, WC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21, Public Notice,
28 FCC Rcd 2292 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2013).
2 See Appendix.
3 47 C.F.R. § 54.703(c)(3).

Representative for competitive local exchange carriers
Joseph Gillan
Representatives for schools that are eligible to receive discounts pursuant to section 54.501 of
the Commission’s rules
Daniel A. Domenech, Ph.D.
Brian L. Talbott, Ph.D.
Julie Tritt Schell
Representative for low income consumers
Ellis Jacobs
Representatives for rural health care providers that are eligible to receive supported services
pursuant to section 54.601 of the Commission’s rules
Eric Brown
Katharine Hsu Wibberly, Ph.D.
Representative for state telecommunications regulators
Ronald A. Brisé
Representatives from the telecommunications industry4
Raquel R. Noriega
Olivia Wein
The Commission welcomes these thirteen individuals to the USAC Board of Directors and looks
forward to working with them. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need
additional information.
Julie A. Veach
Wireline Competition Bureau

4 The Bureau did not receive nominations for the seats representing interexchange carriers with more than $3 billion
in annual operating revenues or information service providers. See Appendix. On April 25, 2013, the Bureau
released an order waiving section 54.703(b) and 54.703(c)(3) of the Commission’s rules to enable the Chairman of
the Commission to designate members of the USAC Board of Directors from the general telecommunications
industry for those two seats, enabling USAC to operate with a full complement of Board members. Federal-State
Joint Board on Universal Service; Changes to the Board of Directors of the National Exchange Carrier Association,
Inc.; Nominations for Board Member Positions on the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of
, CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21, Order, DA 13-607 (Wireline Comp. Bur. rel. Apr. 25, 2013).
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Ronald A. Brisé
Eric Brown
Dr. Daniel A. Domenech
Geoffrey A. Feiss
Joseph Gillan
Ellis Jacobs
Rochelle D. Jones
Kenneth F. Mason
Raquel R. Noriega
Julie Tritt Schell
Dr. Brian L. Talbott
Olivia Wein
Dr. Katharine Hsu Wibberly
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CC Docket No. 96-45
CC Docket No. 97-21


Nominating Entity

Dr. Sheryl Abshire
American Association of School Administrators,
American Library Association, Association of Education
Service Agencies, Consortium for School Networking,
International Society for Technology in Education,
National Association of Independent Schools, National
Association of Elementary School Principals, National
Catholic Educational Association, National Education
Association, National Rural Education Advocacy
Coalition, National Rural Education Association,
National School Boards Association
Ronald A. Brisé
National Association of Regulatory Utility
Eric Brown
California Hospital Association, California State Rural
Health Association
Aubrey Jerome Browning
Conecuh County Board of Education
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Dr. Daniel A. Domenech
Plevna School District 55, East Helena Public Schools,
McMinnville School District 40, Education and Library
Networks Coalition, American Association of School
Administrators, Association of Education Service
Agencies, Organizations Concerned with Rural
Education, National Rural Education Association, New
York State Intermediate BOCES, Abington School
District, School Administrators of Iowa, Region 2,
American Association of School Administrators,
Hampton Public Schools, Bergen County Association of
School Administrators, Blackstone Valley Vocational
Regional School District, Washington Association of
School Administrators, New York State Council of
School Superintendents, Cooperative Council for
Oklahoma School Administration, Illinois Association of
School Administrators, Mercer County Public Schools,
Vermont Superintendents Association, Arkansas
Association of Educational Administrators, The Rural
School and Community Trust, Harrisonburg City Public
Schools, Santa Ana Unified School District, Kingsport
City Schools, Ponca City Public Schools, Storey County
School District, The School District of Lancaster, New
Mexico Coalition of School Administrators, Minnesota
Association of School Administrators, Virginia
Association of School Superintendents, North Carolina
Association of School Administrators, Talbot County
Public Schools, Kansas School Superintendents’
Association, Arizona School Administrators, Mecosta-
Osceola Intermediate School District, Georgia School
Superintendents, United School Administrators of
Kansas, Fort Smith Public Schools, Connecticut
Association of Public School Superintendents, Texas
Association of School Administrators, Alaska
Association of School Administrators, Sen. Mark Warner
Geoffrey A. Feiss
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association,
The Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of
Small Telecommunications Companies, Western
Telecommunications Alliance
Joseph Gillan
Ellis Jacobs
National Association of State Utility Consumer
Advocates, Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel,
National Consumer Law Center
Rochelle D. Jones
tw telecom, Inc.
Kimberly L. Klupenger
Oregon Business Development Department
Dr. Peter J. Kragel
East Carolina University, Dr. Nicholas Benson
Latoya A. Livingston
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council
Dr. Anthony Machado
Council of the Great City Schools
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Kenneth F. Mason
Frontier Communications, Independent Telephone and
Telecommunications Association, United States
Telecommunications Association
Chris Nierman
General Communications, Inc.
Raquel R. Noriega
Connected Nation, Inc.
Becky Sanders
National Rural Health Association
Julie Tritt Schell
State E-rate Coordinators’ Alliance
Russell Selken
State E-rate Coordinators’ Alliance, California
Department of Education, California County
Superintendents Educational Services Association,
California Public Utilities Commission, California State
Board of Education, California State Library, The
Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in
California, Association of California School
Administrators, Tehama County Office of Education, Los
Angeles Unified School District - Information
Technology Division, Imperial County Office of
Education, Steve Midgley, Mixrun, LLC
Kipman Scott Smith
National Rural Health Resource Center, National Rural
Health Association
Dr. Brian L. Talbott
American Association of School Administrators,
Education and Library Networks Coalition
Dr. Katharine Hsu Wibberly
Virginia Telehealth Network
Olivia Wein
Louis Wenzlow
National Rural Health Resource Center, National Rural
Health Association
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