President & CEO
Claude Aiken is the President & CEO of WISPA, the association representing thousands of broadband innovators dedicated to closing the digital divide. He currently serves on the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, the Department of Commerce’s Commerce Spectrum Management Committee, and as a Senior Fellow with the New York Law School Moot Court Association.
He was named a Rising Star in the wireless industry by FierceWireless in 2018.
A leader on broadband policy, Claude joined WISPA after nearly a decade at the Federal Communications Commission. While there, he served as a trusted advisor to Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn. He held senior leadership positions in the Wireline Bureau and Office of General Counsel, as well key staff attorney roles throughout the Commission.
Prior to joining the FCC, he was a John Marshall Harlan Scholar at New York Law School, where he graduated with a specialization in information and technology law. Claude also holds a degree in English from Grove City College.