Armchair Discussion with Fiber Newsmakers

Track: Business

Session Number: 1073
Date: Tue, Jun 5th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Room: Presidential ABC

Description:

In what has become an annual event at the Fiber Connect, join Tom Cohen, counsel for the Fiber Broadband Association, for a rapid fire Q&A discussion with individuals who are making news in the FTTH industry.

Session Type: Mainstage

Industry Experience: Tom Cohen is a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on providing legal counsel to further the business interests of entities engaged in the provision of wireline and wireless telecommunications, cable (video), and broadband (Internet) services. He has significant experience in federal and state administrative and legislative advocacy, business-related legal matters, including transactions, and litigation.

Karen Rohrkemper is the Vice President - Product Strategy & Operations for Cincinnati Bell Telephone. Karen and her team are responsible for the company's Fiber to the Home (FTTH) implementation as well as Metro Ethernet, VDSL and legacy solutions.
Karen has been in Telecommunications for 15+ years and has a unique blend of fiber, copper and wireless knowledge. Prior to managing the FTTH buildout for Cincinnati Bell she spent the majority of her time managing various aspects of the Cincinnati Bell Wireless business until the spectrum sale in 2014.

Madeleine Findley is a Deputy Bureau Chief in the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau, where she oversees a range of competition-related and other complex policy issues. She has been with the Wireline Competition Bureau since 2015.
Madeleine joined the Commission in 2014 as an Associate General Counsel in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel, where she focused on broadband deployment and competition issues.
Before joining the Commission, Madeleine was a partner with Wiltshire & Grannis LLP (now Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP) in Washington, DC, where she practiced communications and privacy law. She holds degrees in law and public policy from the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Tara Mooar is Vice President of Verizon’s Wireline Engineering team of about 1,500 employees who engineer, build and optimize Verizon’s global wireline network. Mooar is primarily responsible to execute on a strategic program building an optical fiber network that will advance Verizon in the marketplace. Her team utilizes the innovation enabled by next-generation and fiber wireless technology to support both wireless and wireline services meeting demands in real-world conditions.
Mooar’s network engineering team supports consumer, enterprise, and wholesale customers located in more than 2,000 cities in 150 countries. Specifically, her team plans and designs the central office, interoffice and outside plant networks that entail Verizon’s video, data, and voice services.
Mooar holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from Boston College. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

Christina Fair joined the Rock Family of Companies in September of 2000 and served in many roles during her 15-year career including appraisals, mortgage banking, banking leadership, and business consulting. In 2013, Christina became the VP of Mousetrap at Quicken Loans focusing on “Making Stuff Better” for Quicken Loans clients and team members.
After working with the co-founding team of Rocket Fiber throughout their early days, Christina officially moved over to join the team full time in January 2015, as the VP of Client Experience and Mousetrap. Christina now leads all of the client-facing teams in Rocket Fiber – residential sales, client service, tech experience, and field tech dispatch. She is also heavily focused on building amazing processes for all Rocket Fiber clients and driving the culture internally within the company including leadership and team member development.
Christina has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. She loves fashion, all things Detroit, yoga and is super passionate about spending time with her family – son Liam (12), daughter Anabelle (6), and husband John.
Stage of Fiber Broadband Deployment: Essentials, Intermediate, Advanced
Session Type: Mainstage

Industry Experience: Tom Cohen is a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on providing legal counsel to further the business interests of entities engaged in the provision of wireline and wireless telecommunications, cable (video), and broadband (Internet) services. He has significant experience in federal and state administrative and legislative advocacy, business-related legal matters, including transactions, and litigation.

Karen Rohrkemper is the Vice President - Product Strategy & Operations for Cincinnati Bell Telephone. Karen and her team are responsible for the company's Fiber to the Home (FTTH) implementation as well as Metro Ethernet, VDSL and legacy solutions.
Karen has been in Telecommunications for 15+ years and has a unique blend of fiber, copper and wireless knowledge. Prior to managing the FTTH buildout for Cincinnati Bell she spent the majority of her time managing various aspects of the Cincinnati Bell Wireless business until the spectrum sale in 2014.

Madeleine Findley is a Deputy Bureau Chief in the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau, where she oversees a range of competition-related and other complex policy issues. She has been with the Wireline Competition Bureau since 2015.
Madeleine joined the Commission in 2014 as an Associate General Counsel in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel, where she focused on broadband deployment and competition issues.
Before joining the Commission, Madeleine was a partner with Wiltshire & Grannis LLP (now Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP) in Washington, DC, where she practiced communications and privacy law. She holds degrees in law and public policy from the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Tara Mooar is Vice President of Verizon’s Wireline Engineering team of about 1,500 employees who engineer, build and optimize Verizon’s global wireline network. Mooar is primarily responsible to execute on a strategic program building an optical fiber network that will advance Verizon in the marketplace. Her team utilizes the innovation enabled by next-generation and fiber wireless technology to support both wireless and wireline services meeting demands in real-world conditions.
Mooar’s network engineering team supports consumer, enterprise, and wholesale customers located in more than 2,000 cities in 150 countries. Specifically, her team plans and designs the central office, interoffice and outside plant networks that entail Verizon’s video, data, and voice services.
Mooar holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from Boston College. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

Christina Fair joined the Rock Family of Companies in September of 2000 and served in many roles during her 15-year career including appraisals, mortgage banking, banking leadership, and business consulting. In 2013, Christina became the VP of Mousetrap at Quicken Loans focusing on “Making Stuff Better” for Quicken Loans clients and team members.
After working with the co-founding team of Rocket Fiber throughout their early days, Christina officially moved over to join the team full time in January 2015, as the VP of Client Experience and Mousetrap. Christina now leads all of the client-facing teams in Rocket Fiber – residential sales, client service, tech experience, and field tech dispatch. She is also heavily focused on building amazing processes for all Rocket Fiber clients and driving the culture internally within the company including leadership and team member development.
Christina has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. She loves fashion, all things Detroit, yoga and is super passionate about spending time with her family – son Liam (12), daughter Anabelle (6), and husband John.
Stage of Fiber Broadband Deployment: Essentials, Intermediate, Advanced

Speakers

Primary Presenter
Tom Cohen
Partner
Kelley Drye
Co-Presenter 1
Karen Rohrkemper
Vice President - Network Planning & Operations
Cincinnati Bell
Co-Presenter 2
Madeleine Findley
Deputy Bureau Chief
Wireline Competition Bureau
Co-Presenter 3
Tara Mooar
VP of Wireline Engineering Verizon
Verizon
Co-Presenter 4
Christina Fair
VP of Client Experience & Mousetrap
Rocket Fiber LLC