Meet the SHLB Team

John Windhausen, Executive Director

John WindhausenJohn Windhausen, Jr. founded the SHLB Coalition in 2009 and became its full-time Executive Director in 2016. In prior years, he served as President of a telecommunications trade association in Washington D.C., as senior counsel to the United States Senate Commerce Committee working for Senator Hollings (SC) and Senator Inouye (HI), and as staff attorney at the FCC. Mr. Windhausen currently serves on the Board of Directors of MICTA and NDIA. Mr. Windhausen graduated from Yale University and the UCLA School of Law.



Emily Olson, Chief Operating Officer

Emily OlsonEmily Olson serves SHLB as the Chief Operating Officer. She has been with SHLB since 2014. Before she started working for the organization,  Ms. Olson honed her expertise in ensuring outreach effectiveness and organizational efficiency as a youth development worker in rural Morocco for the Peace Corps, as well as in her work as an emergency care coordinator for American Red Cross in Chicago. Ms. Olson graduated from North Park University and obtained her Masters' in Public Administration at George Mason University.



Alicja Johnson, Communications Specialist

Alicja Johnson has served as SHLB’s Communications Specialist since 2018. Prior to joining SHLB, Ms. Johnson interned with the communications team at BSA | The Software Alliance. As an avid writer, she has also worked with several print and online media outlets. Ms. Johnson graduated cum laude from  George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in communication and media studies.