Jeff Sobotka is a Vice President at the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) & the State Broadband Director for the State of Arizona. He is responsible for strategically managing relationships with state government agencies, city and county governments, telecommunications carriers, federal communications policymakers, and nonprofits to advance the expansion of Broadband statewide. He has added to his responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic working with the Governor’s Office and the Arizona Department of Education to source devices and connectivity options for K-12 students in Arizona to facilitate distance learning. Jeff has 25 years in the telecommunications industry having worked for T-Mobile, AT&T, XO Communications and CenturyLink. Jeff has been a board member of the Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC) since 2013.