Brigitte Daniel

Ms. Daniel is the Executive Vice President of Wilco Electronics Systems, Inc., her family’s African-American privately owned cable operation. For over 30 years, Wilco has provided affordable cable and technology services to low-income communities as well as commercial, governmental, and educational institutions, in Philadelphia.

In 2011, Ms. Daniel was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship where she traveled to India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia to explore and cultivate global relationships in developing emerging technologies that benefit Wilco’s unique low-income marketplace in Philadelphia. Most recently, Ms. Daniel was re-appointed to the Federal Communications Commission Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

Over the last few years, Daniel has helped create several substantial private/public partnerships that provide innovative solutions to address the digital divide within communities in the United States, and thus, position Wilco as a digital and broadband leader, specifically working on behalf of disadvantaged communities. Under Daniel’s leadership, Wilco was a lead partner in the federally funded Philadelphia Freedom Rings Partnership, formed to bring Internet access, training and technology to communities citywide. Additionally, Ms. Daniel helped to create a partnership with Temple University to build digital solutions to address the complex challenges of individuals living in Philadelphia Housing Authority residential communities, as part of the university’s Urban Apps & Maps project.

Daniel graduated from Spelman College in 1999 and additionally received her JD from Georgetown University Law School. In 2012, Ms. Daniel received the Philadelphia’s Business Journal’s Minority Leaders Award, in 2011 the Business Journal’s "40 under 40" and received a 2012 Women Leaders In Technology Award from the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women. 

Daniel is a Board Director of the Philadelphia Theatre Company, a Board member of Congreso de Latinos, and a newly appointed Board Member of the Independence Charter School.