Ben Fineman, the President of Michigan Broadband Cooperative, has over eleven years of experience in nonprofit advanced networking at the Internet2 consortium, where he currently serves as Program Manager for Cloud Video, Voice, and Collaboration Services. Ben is a long time Washtenaw County resident and holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University.
Vice-President Barb Fuller also serves as Vice-Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Road Commissioners and as a member of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. She has previously served as Deputy Supervisor of Pittsfield Township, as a public member of the Washtenaw County Criminal Justice Collaborative Council, Chair of the Washtenaw Community College Foundation Women’s Council and Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Canvassers.
Barb has worked as a legislative aide, and has run over a dozen campaigns spanning the better part of 30 years. She has managed both primary and general election races as well as county and state-wide ballot question campaigns.
Secretary & Treasurer
Melanie Bell, the Secretary and Treasurer of Michigan Broadband Cooperative, has over 18 years’ experience in the IT field. She also serves on the Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force. She currently works as the Head of I.T. for Plymouth District Library. Melanie has been a resident of Washtenaw County for 17 years.