Name: Marva B. Johnson
Title/Occupation: Corporate Vice President Government & Industry Affairs
Organization: Bright House Networks
What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Marva Johnson is Corporate Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs for Bright House Networks. In this position, Johnson evaluates legislative and regulatory policy implications associated with the company’s technological infrastructure, service delivery, and long-term strategy. She also works to establish and drive legislative and regulatory strategies for the company’s video, voice and data services. Johnson reports to Kevin Hyman, Executive Vice President of Cable Operations at Bright House Networks. Prior to taking this role, Johnson served as acting VP for the Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) Operations for Bright House Networks Information Services (BHNIS).
Johnson joined Bright House Networks in 2006 as a key member of the team that brought the Bright House Networks CLEC forward from concept to operational reality. Johnson’s tenure in the technology-driven industries includes prior service in regulatory and policy roles as General Counsel for Supra Telecommunications, a subsidiary of FDN Communications, and Vice President and Senior Counsel for KMC Telecommunications where she oversaw KMC’s regulatory, legislative and industry relations at both the state and federal levels. Prior to joining KMC, she served in several management positions within MCI and BellSouth.
In 2011, Johnson was honored in CableFax: The Magazine as an “MSO Executive to Watch,” and in 2010 as one of the “Top Women in Tech.” Additionally, she serves on the National Board of Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT), the Advisory Board for Rollins College’s Crummer Center for Leadership Development, the African American Women Technology Caucus (AAWTC) for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL), and as a mentor for WICT Florida. Johnson is also an active involved in the Society of Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).