Mike Saperstein

By Marshall Miller

Mike Saperstein is the Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer for WIA. Mike leads the association’s external and government advocacy.

Mike joins WIA from the law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP where he was a partner. Mike recently served as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships for USTelecom—The Broadband Association. Mike’s portfolio included promoting all means of connectivity, including state outreach and data analysis to highlight the broadband industry. In his previous role as VP, Policy & Advocacy at USTelecom, Mike worked to develop broadband infrastructure projects like the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund and other universal service efforts to further the reach of broadband. Mike also served as VP, Federal Regulatory at Frontier Communications, and practiced in the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. He started his legal career right here with WIA (then PCIA).

Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law with a certificate from the Communications Law Institute.

Prior to law school, Mike worked in PR at Weber Shandwick in Chicago, primarily on the ‘got milk?’ campaign’s Milk Mustache Mobile traveling from coast-to-coast donning milk mustaches and pumping up milk’s nine essential vitamins and nutrients.

Mike lives in Alexandria, VA with his family. He is also on the board of the FCBA Foundation, the vestry of his local church, and co-chairs the groundskeeping committee at the community pool.