Elizabeth Bowles

Aristotle Unified Communications Inc.: CEO

L. Elizabeth Bowles is CEO of Aristotle Unified Communications Inc., a hybrid fiber/fixed-wireless broadband internet service provider headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for the expansion of affordable broadband services in rural and underserved areas, and Aristotle is committed to bringing high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved communities. Elizabeth served two terms as Chair of the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, which is an independent advisory body tasked with making policy recommendations for eliminating the digital divide. Her company has been a recipient of over $100 million in Federal and State awards to deploy broadband in Arkansas and Mississippi, including Connect America Funds, Rural Development Funds, and CARES Act funds through the Arkansas Rural Connect grant program.

Elizabeth graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Donaghey Scholars Program and obtained her J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1993, where she graduated first in her class, Order of the Coif, and was awarded the Founder’s Medal. Elizabeth also received the top score on the 1993 bar exam.

Elizabeth has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Arkansas State Bank Board, Arkansas’ Quality Digital Learning Study Committee, and the Arkansas Broadband Council.