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Neplokh Named NAB VP of Spectrum Policy

She joins association after serving as FCC technologist

The National Association of Broadcasters has named a vice president of spectrum policy.

FCC Deputy Chief Technologist Alison Neplokh will join the advocacy organization after working with the commission for a decade. Neplokh has served in her current role since April, and previously was chief engineer of the Media Bureau, and served as acting legal advisor to Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel in 2014.

Neplokh began her career as research systems programmer for Carnegie Mellon University, where she wrote software to monitor the campus network. She also worked as a firmware engineer for Ericsson designing the internals of a high-speed IP router.

She holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

“Alison brings a unique combination of engineering and legal expertise as well as a deep understanding of the FCC that will serve NAB and our members well,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “We’re excited to have her join our legal and regulatory team as we grapple with the intersection of technology and government regulation and how smart spectrum policy is critical to the long- and short-term future of our industry.”

Effective Dec. 14, she will report to NAB Executive Vice President and General Counsel Rick Kaplan.