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Kentucky Company Names Former FCC Commissioner to its Board

For Web 300x187 Then-FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Connect South Carolina Exec. Dir. Jim Stritzinger in December 2017

Louisville, Ky. (March 6, 2019) - Former Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has been named to the board of the Kentucky-based company Charah Solutions.

Cyburn resigned from the FCC in  2018 after nearly 10 years of service with the Commission. While at the FCC, she was committed to closing the Digital Divide and championed the modernization of the agency’s Lifeline Program, which assists low-income consumers with voice and broadband service.

In addition, Clyburn promoted diversity in media ownership, initiated Inmate Calling Services reforms, supported inclusion in STEM opportunities. She also worked alongside Connected Nation subsidiary Connect South Carolina to bring to access to the Lowcountry Promise Zone.

"She has been a tireless champion for bringing digital opportunity to rural America as well as our country’s more vulnerable populations. She was most at home when she was working and gathering with stakeholders in such settings," said Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, shortly after Cyburn announced her resignation from the FCC.

According to Louisville Business First, Charah Solutions (NYSE: CHRA) provides environmental and maintenance services to the power-generation industry. In January, the company named Scott Sewell as its president and CEO. The company's home offices are in Louisville.