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Press Release -- May 7th, 2024
Source: arcadian-infracom

Arcadian Names Cindy Howell as Senior Director of Government Relations

Sacramento, CA, May 7, 2024 – Arcadian, a critical information infrastructure development company, names Cindy Howell as Senior Director of Government Relations, expanding the Arcadian government relations team in Sacramento, California to support the Arcadian and California middle-mile public private partnership as part of the Middle Mile Broadband Initiative (MMBI). Cindy will be a direct report to Arcadian’s Vice President and General Counsel, Asim Raza.

As an attorney and lobbyist, Cindy brings 20+ years’ experience at the forefront of state government affairs, regulatory affairs, policy development, political strategy and advocacy in the energy, utilities, communications and corporate sectors within the State of California.

Most recently, Cindy served as the Founder and President of Howell Associates. Cindy previously held the role of West Region Vice President of Government Affairs for Charter Communications, a leading broadband company and cable operator in the United States. Cindy’s career accomplishments include leading the government affairs team on all aspects of legislative engagement, the decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station and labor relations as the Executive Director for Government Affairs at Southern California Edison, a California electric utility.

Arcadian’s Vice President and General Counsel, Asim Raza, commented: “Arcadian is fortunate to be in a position to add someone with Cindy’s talent and accomplishments to our growing California Team. She shares our vision of helping to build America’s next information infrastructure and has already made important contributions to several key initiatives.”

Cindy commented: “I am thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with Arcadian.  I am especially honored to guide its policy and government affairs engagement within the dynamic State of California and elsewhere in the West.  I am impressed by the vision of the leadership team and how Arcadian’s projects and investment within the State of California are significant and values-driven; I feel the excitement and commitment to the work and the values throughout the organization.  I am grateful for the opportunity to join Arcadian as we strive to close the digital divide, laying a foundation for connectivity while enhancing the lives of Californians, and other states where we have and are expanding our presence.

Cindy lives in Sacramento, California with her family. She is a certified wellness coach and personal trainer with a passion for fitness, food and travel.

About Arcadian:

Founded in 2018 by seasoned communication industry leaders and headquartered in St. Louis MO, Arcadian Infracom is a critical information infrastructure development, construction and operations company. Arcadian builds diverse, lower latency long-haul fiber routes connecting major data center locations for its cloud and content customers while providing low cost backhaul to digitally stranded rural and tribal communities for its telecom, cable company, ISP and enterprise customers. Arcadian purposefully routes its fiber through remote rural and tribal communities to help bridge the digital divide in the U.S. Arcadian currently has six long-haul fiber routes under development in the Western U.S. that when completed will add 3,500 route miles of critically needed new fiber infrastructure.

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