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Joe Kochan

Joe Kochan
COO, US Ignite

Joe Kochan serves as the COO of US Ignite, responsible for day-to-day operations, finance, and program management for the national non-profit organization, which is based in DC.Prior to US Ignite, Joe worked as part of the Department of Commerce’s BTOP grant program. Prior to that role, he was a founder and Vice President–Operations of DigitalBridge Communications (DBC), a Virginia-based startup backed by over $40M in venture funding dedicated to bringing broadband services to small, underserved markets nationwide using broadband wireless technology. Previously, he was with Verizon, with responsibility for strategic planning and strategic project management, specifically focusing on the military housing market and the implementation of the first Verizon FiOS networks at military bases across the country.

Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University and lives in Washington, DC.