Today, FirstLight Fiber announces the appointment of Jill Sandford as Vice President and General Counsel.Jill-Sandford-Headshot Ms. Sandford will perform as a member of the senior executive team and oversee Legal, Regulatory and Human Resources functions.

Ms. Sandford brings FirstLight over 20 years of legal and telecom experience. Her previous positions included Associate General Counsel for Zayo Group and AboveNet (acquired by Zayo in 2012); and Assistant Attorney General-Section Chief for the Office of New York State Attorney’s Telecommunications and Energy Bureau. She also served as Assistant County Attorney for the Westchester County Department of Law.

Ms. Sandford holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.

“I am delighted to join the FirstLight team,” said Ms. Sandford. “I look forward to working for a dynamic, growing company and to contributing my legal and industry experience to further propel FirstLight’s growth.”