Alison Neplokh is vice president, spectrum policy at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), where she develops and advances spectrum and innovation policy positions.

Prior to joining NAB in December 2015, Alison worked at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), most recently as deputy chief technologist in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis and previously as chief engineer of the Media Bureau. In those roles, she advised the Commissioners and each of the Commission’s Bureaus on technical matters spanning a variety of issues, including broadband, video and spectrum issues. She played a leadership role in developing policy related to cable set-top boxes, online video distribution, video accessibility standards, next-generation broadcast standards and preparing for the FCC’s upcoming incentive auction.

Her work across these areas led to being named Technology Woman to Watch in 2013 by TVNewsCheck Magazine, as well as twice receiving the FCC’s Excellence in Engineering award.

Ms. Neplokh earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.