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Sachin Gupta (Secretary)

Director of Business Development, Centranet

Sachin Gupta is the Director of Government Business and Economic Development at Centranet, a subsidiary of Central Rural Electric Cooperative. Over the last 18 years he has had a diverse career working in product management, business development and marketing for large government contractors. He has traveled to and worked with government officials in 32 different countries advocating for smart defense and security solutions. He has been a speaker at several domestic and international conferences and has talked about technical, legislative, and regulatory issues. He is well published in several broadband publications. He represents Cooperative Broadband Coalition (a coalition of 11 cooperatives) and advances its agenda at State and Federal levels.

He is a voting member of the Oklahoma Broadband Expansion Council which was stablished by HB 3363 in the Oklahoma Legislature and is in an advisory role to the Oklahoma Broadband Office. Sachin Gupta was appointed to this council by Senate Pro Temp Greg Treat. He is the co-chair for the Tribal Outreach Working Group at the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) and since his appointment by Gary Bolton (CEO of FBA) in early 2023 has brought in 26 Tribes as associate members of the FBA with a goal to reach 100 by the end of 2024. He is on the Steering Committee of the Power Utilities Round Table at the FBA as well as on the Workforce Development Committee.