Andrew Isar is the President of Miller Isar, Inc. Mr. Isar specifically focuses on regulatory policy issues affecting the competitive telecommunications industry, including unbundled network element issues, broadband deployment issues, and Voice Over Internet protocol telephony. He is also engaged in industry studies and analysis, and is actively involved in complex regulatory compliance issues. He is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of regulatory topics.
Prior to forming Miller Isar, Inc. in 1991, Mr. Isar served in senior regulatory and management positions with a national interexchange carrier, and acted as regulatory consultant to several interexchange carriers.Mr. Isar's professional career began in the U.S. Army Signal Corps where Mr. Isar held several assignments of increasing responsibility, culminating with his assignment as Post Telecommunications Engineering Officer in Fort Lewis, WA, with the rank of Captain.
Mr. Isar served as Vice President – State Regulation to the Association of Communications Enterprises (“ASCENT”), as such he assisted in the early development of ASCENT’s forerunner organization, the Telecommunications Resellers Association. He was formerly with AT&T's Washington State Law and Government Affairs group, where he assumed responsibility for the representation of policy and regulatory issues before the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
Mr. Isar earned a Masters of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California suma cum laude and Bachelor of Business Administration degree cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is active in professional and community organizations, and served on the Board of Directors of the Gig Harbor and Greater Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.