Shawn Parker is a native Texan, businessman and external affairs professional. His relationships are broad and deep across Texas and throughout the United States. Shawn’s experience spans multiple industries from his early days as an executive at Coca-Cola in New York and Los Angeles to impacting public policy in the energy industry as an executive with one of the nation’s largest electric providers. He turned his attention to Broadband related issues in 2014, joining Alcatel Lucent/ Nokia’s Community Broadband Team to help bridge the digital divide for municipalities across North America. Today, Shawn is Vice President of Government Affairs for SiFi Networks where he gets to champion ubiquitous, open access broadband networks across the United States.