WTA Announces Staff Promotions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2018) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband is pleased to announce staff promotions in its Washington, DC office.

Derrick B. Owens has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs. His responsibilities continue to be leading WTA’s Washington office, serving as the primary spokesperson for the association, and working with the membership and outside industry stakeholders to advance federal policies that enable the deployment of broadband in rural areas.

Eric Keber, formerly Director of Government of Affairs, has been promoted to Vice President of Government Affairs. Eric has been with WTA for the past 11 years, and his primary role is serving as WTA’s main liaison with Congress.

“Derrick and Eric have been key components to WTA’s success, and I am thrilled to be able to promote both of them to their new positions,” said Kelly Worthington, WTA’s Executive Vice President. “Derrick has proven to be an effective leader and well-respected spokesperson for WTA and the rural telco industry across all segments of the federal government, and Eric has been successful in his advocacy efforts and he continues to expand our presence on Capitol Hill. Their contributions have been invaluable and I’m proud to have assembled such a strong staff who use their innovative thinking, vision and relationships to create new opportunities for the advancement of broadband throughout rural America.”