Pursuant to Article V, Section 21 of the Association’s By-Laws, the FCBA Nominations Committee has nominated the persons set forth below as candidates for the positions shown for terms beginning July 1, 2021.  Pursuant to Article IV, Section 2 of the By-Laws, this year the membership will elect a President-Elect, a Secretary, an Assistant Secretary, an Assistant Treasurer, a Chapter Representative for a two-year term, a Delegate to the American Bar Association for a two-year term, three (3) individuals to the Executive Committee for three-year terms, three (3) individuals to the Nominations Committee for two-year terms, and four (4) individuals as Trustees of the FCBA Foundation for three-year terms.


Barry J. Ohlson
Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Assistant Treasurer
Krista L. Witanowski

Anna M. Gomez
Wiley Rein LLP

Assistant Secretary
Kathleen A. Kirby
Wiley Rein LLP

ABA Delegate
Dennis P. Corbett
Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC

Cynthia B. Miller
Cindy Miller LLC

(Three to be elected for three-year terms)

Svetlana S. Gans
NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Patrick R. Halley
USTelecom – The Broadband Association

William H. Johnson
Verizon Communications

Grace Koh

Joy M. Ragsdale
Federal Communications Commission

Sanford S. Williams
Federal Communications Commission

(Three to be elected for two-year terms)

Kelly Donohue

B. Lynn Follansbee
USTelecom – The Broadband Association

Jennifer Holtz
Federal Communications Commission

Jonathan Mark
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

 Ari Meltzer
Wiley Rein LLP

C. Sean Spivey
Federal Communications Commission

(Four to be elected for three-year terms)

Avonne Bell

Jonathan Campbell
Federal Communications Commission

Rizwan A. Chowdry
Federal Communications Commission

Michael A. Janson
Federal Communications Commission

Jeffrey A. Marks

Joshua Pila
Meredith Corporation

Brenda D. Villanueva
The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Rachel Wolkowitz
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Pursuant to the FCBA By-Laws, current President-Elect Megan Anne Stull, Google, will become President and current Assistant Treasurer Diane Griffin Holland, Federal Communications Commission, will become Treasurer on July 1, 2021.  In addition, Daniel Waggoner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, will serve a second year as a Chapter Representative.

Pursuant to Article V, Section 21(c) of the FCBA By-Laws, additional nominations of candidates for the positions listed above may be made by Petition.  The signatures of at least twenty-five (25) members of the FCBA must support each candidate nominated by Petition.  Nominating Petitions must be submitted no later than Friday, April 9, 2021 to Kerry Loughney, FCBA Executive Director, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20036.

Election materials and instructions for electronic voting will be sent to all members eligible to vote around May 1, 2021.  The election results will be announced during the FCBA Annual Meeting.

Special thanks to members of this year’s Nominations Committee: Josh Turner (Chair), Micah Caldwell, Parul Desai, Erin Dozier, Greg Guice, Kristine Hackman, Russ Hanser, Jamile Kadre, Celia Lewis, Jackie McCarthy, Daudeline Meme, David Redl, and Megan Anne Stull.