The White House has announced its appointees to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council and it includes good representation from Pennsylvania and the RLEC industry. For those who don’t know what the NIAC is or does, it was established in 2001 to conduct studies on improving intelligence information sharing between government and industry, identifying and reducing cyber risks, responding to service disruptions and addressing skills gaps in key national workforces. On the list are Manu Asthana, the CEO of PJM, the largest power grid in North America. Athana’s ties are to the greater Philly area where he graduated from the Wharton School. From the RLEC community is Windstream President and CEO Anthony Thomas, a position he has held since 2014.