Donna Heaston, Secretary

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Donna Heaston is the Corporate Attorney for Allstream f/k/a Electric Lightwave (a Zayo Group, LLC company). In this role she oversees the regulatory process for services and projects, manages government relations, monitors and directs participation in state commission proceedings, represents the company in public policy initiatives, and provides testimony at commission and legislative hearings.  She manages complex compliance matters related to the FCC, eleven core U.S. markets, and Canada.

Before joining Allstream, Ms. Heaston served as a technical and legal expert in telecommunications regulation at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1996 in both regulatory and marketing/communications capacities. Ms. Heaston received a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in 2008, and is a licensed Minnesota attorney. She received her BS from Bemidji State University in 1996, graduating magna cum laude.

Ms. Heaston lives in Minnesota with her two young sons and their three rescue pets.