Mari Silbey 400

Mari Silbey

Sr Director, Partnerships & Outreach, US Ignite

Mari Silbey is Senior Director of Partnerships and Outreach for US Ignite, and Program Director for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, a $100 million initiative funded by the National Science Foundation and a consortium of more than 30 wireless companies and associations. Within the PAWR Project Office, Mari is responsible for strategy and oversight across multiple wireless testbeds, as well as coordinating with government agencies and engaging with academic and industry research communities. She has nearly two decades of experience in telecom, including many years as a journalist covering broadband infrastructure. Mari also worked previously in the private sector with companies including Limelight Networks and Motorola before its acquisition (and later sell-off) by Google.