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Brandon Heiner Joins USTelecom as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

Telecom and Capitol Hill veteran will lead federal broadband and technology team

WASHINGTON, DC—USTelecom—The Broadband Association today announced the appointment of Brandon Heiner as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. Heiner joins the national broadband group after an eight-year run at CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), where he advanced the global technology company’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

Heiner will lead USTelecom’s federal legislative policy agenda and advocate member priorities before Congress to promote broadband connectivity and growth.

“USTelecom and our global members welcome Brandon back to the association to lead our government affairs team,” said Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO, USTelecom. “We’re thrilled to add Brandon’s deep legislative and political experience to support our work to modernize networks, innovate, invest in infrastructure and ultimately connect all communities to the power and promise of broadband.”

The appointment marks a return to USTelecom for Heiner who previously managed Senate advocacy and outreach for the association between 2005-2011. Earlier in his career, he served as legislative director for Rep. Butch Otter (R-ID), as a committee staffer on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and as a legislative staffer for Senator Larry Craig (R-ID). Heiner is a graduate of Idaho State University and Brigham Young University – Idaho.

Heiner added: “USTelecom members are building the networks and creating the connectivity fueling the global digital economy. I am excited to return to the association and partner with our members to build on today’s momentum with policies that advance broadband growth and success.”