2012 Broadband Communities Summit

2012 Summit Speakers

Index: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | W | Z
Bruce Abraham
President/CEO
North Georgia Network

Bruce Abraham is the President and CEO of the North Georgia Network, a non-profit communications company that is building 1,000 miles of fiber optics ... Complete Bio >>
   
Chris Acker
Director, Velocity Advisory Services
RealPage, Inc

Chris Acker serves as director of Velocity Advisory Services for RealPage, Inc. Velocity Advisory Services assists multifamily communities with the business ... Complete Bio >>
   
Daniel Aghion
Executive Director and Co-Founder
W2i

Daniel Aghion is executive director and co-founder of W2i. Aghion established W2i as the leading thought leadership platform on applications of broadband ... Complete Bio >>
   
Matthew C. Ames
Attorney, Co-Founder
Hubacher & Ames, PLLC

Matthew C. Ames is a member of the law firm of Hubacher & Ames. Mr. Ames specializes in cable and telecommunications law, representing private property ... Complete Bio >>
   
Lindsey Annison
Part of the Management Team
B4RN

For the last 17 years, Lindsey Annison has campaigned rigorously in the UK and beyond for affordable, accessible, true broadband, especially in rural ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mark T. Ansboury
President/Co-founder
Gigabit Squared
As President and co-founder of Gigabit Squared, Mark Ansboury works closely with communities, stakeholders and broadband providers to visualize ... Complete Bio >>
   
Lin Atkinson
General Manager, National Accounts
AT&T Connected Communities

Lin Atkinson is General Manager—National Accounts for AT&T Connected Communities. The National Accounts group teams with top-tier apartment owners and managers ... Complete Bio >>
   
Kathleen Austin
Assistant Vice President
Equity Residential

Kathleen Austin is an Assistant Vice President - Revenue Strategy at Equity Residential, a position she has held since 2007. She leads a team responsible ... Complete Bio >>
   

Will Aycock
Broadband Operations Manager, ITS Mgr, Greenlight
City of Wilson

Will Aycock is currently the Operations and IT Manager for Greenlight Community Broadband in Wilson, NC. Mr. Aycock has served in this position for ... Complete Bio >>

   
Jim Baller
President
The Baller Herbst Law Group, PC

Jim Baller is the president of the Baller Herbst Law Group in Washington, DC. He represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and ... Complete Bio >>
   
John Baloga
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Airwave Networks

As VP Strategic Planning and Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Baloga was instrumental in initiating Airwave Networks’ business operations and expanding ... Complete Bio >>
   
Arun Banskota
President
NRG Electric Vehicle Services

Arun Banskota leads NRG Energy’s Electric Vehicle Services business and is a Senior Vice President of NRG Energy. Previously, Arun was responsible for the NRG ... Complete Bio >>
   
Cheryl Barraco
Director, Strategic Business Services
AvalonBay Communities

Cheryl joined AvalonBay Communities in 1997 bringing over fifteen years of sales and marketing management experience to the multifamily industry ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Rich Baxter
Director, Business Development
Consolidated Smart Systems, L.L.C.

Rich Baxter has been in the Video and Broadband Service Industries for 35 years in which time he has been directly involved in the sales, marketing and operations ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mark A. Bershenyi
Director of Contracts
Archstone

Mark A. Bershenyi is Director of Contracts for Archstone, a Denver based owner and developer of upscale apartment communities. Since joining Archstone ... Complete Bio >>
   
Don Bertrand
Councilman
Lafayette City Parish

Donald L. “Don” Bertrand, began his second term as a Lafayette City Parish councilman in January of 2012. Don has been active in council leadership roles ... Complete Bio >>
   
Jay Borer
Global Business Manager
3M Communications Markets Division

Jay Borer is the Global Business Manager for 3M Communications Markets Division and is based in Austin, Texas. He has over 20 years experience within the fiber ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mark Boxer
Applications Engineering Manager
OFS

Mark Boxer is the Applications Engineering Manager for OFS. In this role, he assists customers deploying fiber in a wide variety of network design scenarios ... Complete Bio >>
   
Russ Brethower
Fiber Optic Plant Manager
Grant PUD Fiber Optic Network

Russ Brethower has more than 25 years of experience working for publicly owned electric utilities. He is currently the Fiber Optic Outside Plant Manager ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mike Brewer
Senior Regional Property Manager
Mills Properties

Mike attended Texas Tech University where he majored in Psychology and played basketball. Since that time, Mike has spent the last 17 years in the real estate ... Complete Bio >>
   
Boni Carrell
Executive Director
Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network

Boni Carrell is the Executive Director of the Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network. The Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network is a not for profit corporation of the nine ... Complete Bio >>
   
  John Carter
CEO
Multimedia Solutions

   
Scott Casey
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Education Realty Trust

Scott Casey oversees all technology-related aspects of corporate and property initiatives for Education Realty Trust, one of America’s largest owners ... Complete Bio >>
   
Ron Cassel
CEO
Matrix Design Group a subsidiary of Millennium Communications Group

Ron Cassel is the Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Communications Group, and one of its founding members. While he was originally brought into the ... Complete Bio >>
   
Gordon Caverly, RCDD, CWNA
Regional Vice-President
Mid-State Consultants

Gordon is the Regional Vice-President for Mid-State Consultants for Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Mid-States is a full service ... Complete Bio >>
   
Drew Clark
Executive Director
Partnership for a Connected Illinois
Drew Clark is an experienced, independent telecom industry observer, and brings a unique public interest perspective to broadband data collection and ... Complete Bio >>
   
Andrew Cohill
President and CEO
Design Nine Inc

Dr. Andrew Michael Cohill is the President and CEO of Design Nine. He is a broadband architect with an extensive background in broadband network design ... Complete Bio >>
   
Ron Corriveau
Executive Vice President of Business Development
COS Systems

Ron Corriveau is the Vice President of Business Development for COS Systems, a maker of OSS software for broadband networks, based in Umeå Sweden ... Complete Bio >>
   
Patrick Cunningham
Vice President, US Operations
MDU Communications

Mr. Cunningham has over thirteen years of management experience focused on the telecommunications industry. As Vice President ... Complete Bio >>
   
Michael Curri
Founder and CEO
Strategic Networks Group, Inc.

Michael Curri founded Strategic Network Group, Inc. (SNG) in 1998 and as President he leads an experienced team of specialists on a wide range ... Complete Bio >>
   
David Wayne Daugherty
CEO & Founder
Korcett Holdings

David is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Korcett Holdings, Inc. David is a serial entrepreneur who has more than 20 years of experience ... Complete Bio >>
   
Ian Davis
Telecommunications Attorney, Founding Partner
Davis, Craig & Taylor, PLLC

Ian is a founding partner of Davis Craig & Taylor and a leader in the field of telecommunications transactions. Ian has spent the last 10 years handling ... Complete Bio >>
   
Tad Deriso
President and CEO
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative
(MBC Conference)
Tad Deriso is the President & CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) with offices in Richmond and South Boston, Virginia. Over the past 20 years ... Complete Bio >>
   
L.J. “Joey” Durel, Jr.
President
Lafayette City-Parish

Lafayette Businessman Joey Durel is in his third term as Lafayette City-Parish President. He is a Lafayette native who graduated from UL Lafayette in 1975 ... Complete Bio >>
   
Ron Ellis
Director of Operations
Rural Telephone

Ron Ellis is the Director of Operations for Rural Telephone Service Company, Inc./Nex-Tech, Inc. and is responsible for all of the regulated and deregulated plant ... Complete Bio >>
   
Phillip Emer
Director of Technology
The Preiss Company

Phil Emer has spent more than 23 years working at the intersections of data communications, research, academia and business – splitting time between the ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mark Erickson
City Administrator
City of Winthrop

Mark Erickson has been the City Administrator and EDA Director in the city of Winthrop, Minnesota for the past four years. Prior to Winthrop he was ... Complete Bio >>
   
Dave Erkman
President
Speedcast Connect

Mr. Erkman is the Co-Founder and President of Speedcast Connect, a private cable operator based in Los Angeles, California that focuses on the MDU communities ... Complete Bio >>
   
Katie Espeseth
Vice President
EPB Fiber Optics

Katie joined EPB in November of 2004, bringing over 30 years of marketing and telecommunications experience to the company. Prior to joining EPB, Katie held a ... Complete Bio >>
   
Gary W. Evans
President and CEO
Hiawatha Broadband Communications

Gary W. Evans, president and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications, joined the company in April of 1998. One of two people who performed the feasibility ... Complete Bio >>
   
Todd Flack
Associate Vice President
AT&T Connected Communities

Todd Flack is currently the Associate Vice President - AT&T’s Connected Communities. Flack leads the ACC team responsible for creating AT&T Marketing Alliances ... Complete Bio >>
   
Charles Flynn
COO
Korcett

Charles Flynn is Chief Operating Officer at Korcett. He began his career as a software developer, and remains a technologist at heart. His professional experience ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Eric Fogle
President
Broadband Consulting Group

Eric Fogle is President and founder of Broadband Consulting Group, Inc. (BBCGi). BBCGi is a consortium of broadband technology, telecom, marketing ... Complete bio >>
   
Joe Freddoso
President/CEO
MCNC

Joe Freddoso became President and CEO of MCNC on July 1, 2007. In his role, he works with the MCNC Board of Directors (BOD), the MCNC Advisory ... Complete Bio >>
   
Dan Gallagher
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
OpenCape Corporation

Dan Gallagher is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the OpenCape Corporation. He served as the volunteer President and Chairman of the OpenCape Corporation ... Complete Bio >>
   
Tom Garrison
Communications Director
City of Eagan

Tom Garrison is a communications professional with more than 30 years combined experience in television, radio, and print. He was the founding editor of Minnesota ... Complete Bio >>
   
Pedro Garza
Regional Director
EDA, Southwestern Region

Pedro Garza became Regional Director of the EDA Southwestern Region in January 1996. As Regional Director, Mr. Garza Oversees infrastructure development, capacity ... Complete Bio >>
   
Trey Gaskins
Chief Executive Officer
Ygnition Networks, Inc.

Trey Gaskins joined the Ygnition team in September of 2009. He has an extensive track record in telecommunications, digital media, and broadband expertise ... Complete Bio >>
   
Nathan Geick
Multifamily Director
Suddenlink

Nathan Geick is responsible for directing the Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) Division for Suddenlink Communications. Nathan's responsibilities include ... Complete Bio >>
   

Dianne Giacovelli
General Manager – West Region
AT&T Connected Communities

Dianne Giacovelli has witnessed many amazing transformations in the telecommunications industry in her 30 years with the AT&T companies. She has a collection ... Complete Bio >>

   
Michael Golden
Director of Broadband Planning
State of Arizona

Mike Golden is a senior executive with a 40-year track record of success in the Internet and telecommunications industries. He is currently Arizona's Director ... Complete Bio >>
   
Lev Gonick
CIO and Vice President, Information Technology Services
Case Western Reserve University

Lev Gonick has been teaching, working, and living on the Net since 1987. Today, Lev Gonick is Vice President for Information Technology Services and ... Complete Bio >>
   
Josh Gottheimer
Senior Counselor to Chairman Genachowski
Director, Public-Private Initiatives, FCC

Josh has served as Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the FCC, Julius Genachowski, from July 2010 to the present. In this capacity, Josh serves as the Chairman's ... Complete Bio >>
   
Nancy Green
Managing Principal
Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions

Nancy Green is a health care managing principal with Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the health care practice group within Verizon Enterprise Solutions ... Complete Bio >>
   
Erik Gronvall
Manager of Product Management
TE Connectivity

Erik Gronvall is the Manager of the Product Management group for the Telecom Americas business unit of TE Connectivity (TE). Erik joined the TE organization ... Complete Bio >>
   
Bob Grosz
Commercial Vice President
Dish Network

Bob has been a leader in both the multifamily and communications industries for almost 20 years. Operating in the seam between technology and real estate ... Complete Bio >>
   
Michael Halbrook
AVP of Business Development
Mid-America Apartment Communities

Michael Halbrook is responsible for the creation and implementation of new value-adding opportunities for MAA, which owns and manages 129 ... Complete Bio >>
   
Brian Hansen
Partner
Boise Office of Holland & Hart LLP

As former in-house counsel for high technology companies, Mr. Hansen understands the needs of his corporate clients. His experience includes a broad range ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Reneta Haynes
Manager – Product Development
Verizon Wireless

Reneta Haynes has over 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. She began her career with GTE in 1998 and has held various leadership ... Complete Bio >>
   
Milda K. Hedblom, J.D., Ph.D
Connectivity Consultant
Hiawatha Broadband Communications

Milda K. Hedblom is a consultant, lawyer and policy expert now consulting mainly with Hiawatha Broadband Communications. She has a broad range of experience ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mary Jan Hedman
Director
SJVM

Mary Jan Hedman is the executive director of St. Joe Valley Metronet, a position she has held for three years. Mary Jan spent more than 17 years with ... Complete Bio >>
   
Denise Hendlmyer
BTOP/PCC Grants Coordinator
Denise manages the Texas State Library and Archive Commission’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)- Public Computer Center ... Complete Bio >>
   
Johnny Hill
COO
Clearfield, Inc.

Johnny Hill is the chief operating officer of Clearfield, Inc. Formerly the vice president of engineering and product management, Hill is considered a longstanding ... Complete Bio >>
   
Carl Hirschman
President
Silver Fox Broadband

Mr. Hirschman is the Founder and President of SilverFox Broadband, a provider of TV, phone, and Internet access to senior housing communities nationwide ... Complete Bio >>
   
Jason Hoekstra
Technology Solutions Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

Jason Hoekstra is a Technology Solutions Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education. Jason plans and implements social media and web-based solutions for solutions ... Complete Bio >>
   
Kyle Hollifield
Chairman, FTTH Council, NA
VP Marketing and Business Development, Bristol Virginia Utilities

Hollifield, is a 25-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, is the vice president of marketing and business development at Bristol Virginia Utilities ... Complete Bio >>
   
Richard Holtz
CEO
InfiniSys

Richard Holtz is the CEO of InfiniSys, a multifamily technology consulting and Electronic Architecture firm founded in 1989. He strongly advocates for the standards ... Complete Bio >>
   
John Hoover
Sr. Product Manager - Access Product Marketing
Tellabs, Inc.

John Hoover is a senior product manager for access products at Tellabs. In this role, John has influenced major industry milestones such as early ... Complete Bio >>
   
John Horrigan
Vice President, Policy Research
Technet

In October 2010, John B. Horrigan was named Vice President, Policy & Research, for TechNet, which is an organization of high-tech CEOs whose mission is ... Complete Bio >>
   
Joanne Hovis
President, NATOA
President, Columbia Telecommunication Corp.

Joanne Hovis is President of CTC and directs all work in the areas of business consulting, strategic planning, market assessment, and management consulting ... Complete Bio >>
   
Art Hubacher
Managing Member
Hubacher & Ames, PLLC

Arthur S. Hubacher is the managing member and co-founder of Hubacher & Ames, PLLC, a law firm established to focus on telecommunications ... Complete Bio >>
   
Terry Huval
Director
Lafayette Utilities System (LUS)

Terry Huval has been the director of Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) located in Lafayette, Louisiana since 1994. He has served in various organizations and is Past ... Complete Bio >>
   
David S. Isenberg
Founder
Freedom to Connect, isen.com

David S. Isenberg spent 12 years at AT&T Bell Labs until his 1997 essay,"The Rise of the Stupid Network," was received with acclaim everywhere in the global ... Complete Bio >>
   
Bob Jennings
Executive Vice President
Gigabit Squared, LLC

Bob Jennings is the Executive VP and co-founder of Gigabit Squared, LLC. He provides both experience and leadership that enables development ... Complete Bio >>
   
Taylor Jones
CTO
Elauwit Networks

Taylor holds BS in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business and graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College. He is President of ... Complete Bio >>
   
Carl Kandutsch, Ph.D., J.D.
Attorney
Law Office of Carl E. Kandutsch

Carl Kandutsch earned a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former attorney in the FCC’s Cable Bureau, where he had a lead role in drafting amendments ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mary Kane
Senior Counsel
Comcast

Mary Kane is Senior Counsel for Comcast. She is responsible for advising Comcast personnel on MDU/SFU related matters, customer communications ... Complete Bio >>
   
Tom Kerber
Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy
Parks Associates

Tom has been a client of Parks Associates’ REM service (2010) while serving Lennox Industries as Corporate Director, Advanced Engineering and as ... Complete Bio >>
   
Greg Kindle
President
Wyandotte Economic Development Council

Greg Kindle serves as the President of the Wyandotte County Economic Development Council and has held this position since December 2011. Greg brings over 10 years ... Complete Bio >>
   
Joe King
City Manager
City of Danville

Joe King is City Manager of Danville, Virginia. He holds bachelor and master's degrees in urban affairs from Virginia Tech. His 36 years of local government experience ... Complete Bio >>
   
Jim Kohlenberger
President
JK Strategies

Jim Kohlenberger is a former White House policy advisor to two U.S. Presidents and is President of JK Strategies -– a public policy consulting practice... Complete Bio >>

   
  Mike Kolb
Business Development
Wise Connect

   
Kevin Krufky
VP Public Affairs, Americas Region
Alcatel-Lucent

Kevin Krufky serves as Vice President of Public Affairs for Alcatel-Lucent’s Americas Region, where he is responsible for leading Alcatel-Lucent’s legislative, regulatory ... Complete Bio >>
   
Diane Kruse
CEO and Lead Consultant
NEO Fiber

Diane Kruse, the CEO and Lead Consultant for NEO Fiber, has been involved in many projects that fall under the NTIA’s BTOP Program. This year, Kruse has written ... Complete Bio >>
   
Allen Lambright
Area Director
USDA, Rural Development

Allen Lambright is the USDA Rural Development Area 3 Director, based out of McKinney, Texas. His service area covers 43 counties in North Central Texas ... Complete Bio >>
   
Dave Lamie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development

Dave Lamie, Ph.D., recently joined the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development at the Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia ... Complete Bio >>
   
Hilda Legg
Former RUS National Director, Broadband Champion
Vice Chair, Broadband Communities Magazine

A prominent broadband advocate and champion, Hilda Gay Legg served as the 15th Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Ms. Legg recently assumed ... Complete Bio >>
   
Blair Levin
Executive Director
Gig.U

Blair Levin became Communications & Society Fellow with the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program on May 10, 2010, following his departure from ... Complete Bio >>
   
Ira A. Levy
Chief Performance Officer & CIO
Howard County Government

Ira Levy is currently the Chief Performance Officer and Chief Information Officer for Howard County Government where he is leading the deployment ... Complete Bio >>
   
Michael Manikowski
Executive Director
Ontario County (N.Y.) Office of Economic Development

Mike Manikowski is the Executive Director of the Ontario County (N.Y.) Office of Economic Development and also serves as the Director of the Ontario ... Complete Bio >>
   
Todd W. Marriott
CEO/Executive Director
UTOPIA

Todd Marriott is a valued and proven leader in achieving record revenue growth and sustainable ROI in highly competitive and changing markets ... Complete Bio >>
   
Stephen Mayo
President and Owner
Inteleconnect, Inc.

Stephen Mayo is one of the leading technology consultants focusing on "last mile" strategies for residential and campus environments including education ... Complete Bio >>
   
Kent McDonald
Vice President of Ancillary Services
AIMCO

Kent McDonald serves as Vice President of Ancillary Services in the Commercial-Ancillary Income Dept. at Apartment Investment and Management Company ... Complete Bio >>
   
Kathleen McMahon
Founder
Applied Communications

Kathleen McMahon founded Applied Communications in 1994. Her consulting practice has focused on helping rural areas plan for broadband technologies ... Complete Bio >>
   

Don Means
Founder and Principal
Digital Village Associates

With over 20 years experience in the IT industry, Means is co-founder and principal of Digital Village Associates, a 13-year old consulting enterprise that focuses ... Complete Bio >>
   

Pat Miner
Mayor Pro Tem
Plano City Council, Place 1

Pat is the Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Plano, Texas and is the Vice-Chair of the National League of Cities’ Information Technology & Communications Steering ... Complete Bio >>
   
Dean L. Mischke, P.E.,
Vice President
Finley Engineering Company, Inc.

Since 1953, Finley Engineering Company, Inc. has been a leader in providing engineering and consulting services to the communications and power industry ... Complete Bio >>
   
Christopher Mitchell
Director of Telecommunications Commons Initiative, New Rules Project
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative with the New Rules Project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance ... Complete Bio >>
   
Keith Montgomery
Senior Program Director
ICF International

Mr. Montgomery is the Senior Program Director for ICF's Broadband team and offers a deep understanding of the economic challenges faced by rural ... Complete Bio >>
   
Kevin Morgan
Director – Product Marketing, Carrier Networks Division
ADTRAN

Kevin Morgan is Director of Product Marketing for the ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division and also serves as a Board Member of the North American FTTH Council ... Complete Bio >>
   
Joel Mulder
Senior Director of Business Development
G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta LLC)

Joel Mulder is the Senior Director of Business Development for G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta LLC). Joel has been in the telecommunications industry ... Complete Bio >>
   
Kevin Mull
Vice President – Business Development
SPX Service Solutions

Kevin Mull is a business development professional with over eighteen years of progressive SPX experience that includes engineering, project and program ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mark Murphy
General Manager – Technical
AT&T Connected Communities

Mark leads the national technical support team for the AT&T Connected Communities organization. His team supports the sales force that is responsible for creating ... Complete Bio >>
   
Tom Navin
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Mr. Navin has extensive experience in a wide range of regulatory, litigation and transactional matters, including issues involving traditional telecommunications ... Complete Bio >>
   
Tom Nugent
National Sales Director
Verizon Enhanced Communities

Tom Nugent has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He began his career with GTE in 1995 and has held various leadership roles ... Complete Bio >>
   
Leslie Nulty
Former Treasurer of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Mktg., Customer Care, Admin & Investor Relations, ECFiber.net

Ms. Nulty manages a sole proprietorship business consulting business, and has been actively involved in the organization and development of the EC Fiber project ... Complete Bio >>
   
Dr. Tim Nulty
Project Chief Executive Officer
ECFiber.net

Dr. Timothy E. Nulty received a Cornerstone Award at the 2008 Summit for “Helping Vermont communities achieve true broadband.” In their comments ... Complete Bio >>
   
Dan O’Connell
Senior Vice President, MDU Business Development
Comcast

Responsible for developing programs, policies and practices to drive market share growth in the MDU space; working cross-functionally to introduce products ... Complete Bio >>
   
Frank Odasz
President
Lone Eagle Consulting

Frank is President of Lone Eagle Consulting. Founded in 1998, Lone Eagle specializes in fast-track online Internet training for rural, remote, and indigenous ... Complete Bio >>
   
Eric Ogle
RTC Treasurer
The Howard Baker Center for Public Policy

Eric Ogle is research associate for the University of Tennessee’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, where he works in a university ... Complete Bio >>
   
Jorgen Olofsson
CEO
COS Systems

Jorgen Olofsson is CEO of COS Systems in Umea, Sweden. COS is a provisioning solution for single and multi service provider networks. COS delivers a totally ... Complete Bio >>
   
Jane Patterson
President
The View Forward – Go Forward

At the beginning of 2012, Jane Patterson launched a new organization, The Way Forward, to promote broadband in rural areas. Until the end of 2011 ... Complete Bio >>
   
Karen Perry
Sr. Program Officer, U.S. Libraries
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Karen manages the access and advocacy portfolios for the U.S. Library program. She was a member of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative at the FCC where she ... Complete Bio >>
   
Kevin Persing
Western Regional Sales Manager
Axell Wireless LTD

Kevin Persing is the Western Regional Manager for Axell Wireless LTD. Headquartered in the UK, Axell Wireless is one of the leading global providers of wireless ... Complete Bio >>
   
Jennifer Peterson
General Manager – North Central Region
AT&T Connected Communities

Jennifer Peterson joined AT&T’s Connected Communities team in 2010. She is currently the General Manager, North Central Region. Her team is responsible for ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Jim Pine
Co-Lead, EORN
Chief Administrative Officer, County of Hastings

Jim is the Co-Lead of the EORN and has been a part of the Project since its earliest days in 2005. He is a senior member of the EORN management team and ... Complete Bio >>
   
Doug Power
Senior Consultant and Research Associate
Broadband Development Group
Regional Development Institute - Northern Illinois University

Doug Power is Senior Consultant and Research Associate in the ... Complete Bio >>
   
Barney Pullam
Vice President, Business Process
Waterton Residential

Barney joined Waterton Residential in 2007 bringing to the team over 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Throughout his career Barney held ... Complete Bio >>
   
Henry Williams Pye
Vice President of Residential Technology Solutions
Velocity Advisory Services

Henry Pye serves as the vice president of Resident Technology Solutions for RealPage, Inc. Resident technology encompasses the business, legal, and ... Complete Bio >>
   
Casey Quint
Plant Manager
Wiggins Telephone Association

Casey Quint has worked for Wiggins Telephone Association for 10 years. In 2008 he was promoted to Plant Manager; successfully working with the management ... Complete Bio >>
   
Bryan Rader
CEO
Bandwidth Consulting LLC

Bryan J. Rader has been an active leader in the cable TV industry for the past fifteen years. He has extensive experience on both the real estate side ... Complete Bio >>
   
Michael Ramage
Executive Director
Connected Tennessee

Michael Ramage is the Executive Director of Connected Tennessee, a division of Connected Nation, Inc. Mr. Ramage is responsible for leading the successful ... Complete Bio >>
   
Lori Reeves
VP
Forest City Residential

As Vice President, CIO for Forest City Residential Group, Ms. Reeves focuses on the adaptive use of technology to streamline business operations, enhance ... Complete Bio >>
   
Michael Render
President
RVA LLC

Michael Render is president of Render, Vanderslice & Associates, the premier U.S. market research firm in the area of fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-premises ... Complete Bio >>
   
Gary Resnick
Shareholder
GrayRobinson, P.A.

Gary Resnick is a shareholder in the law firm of GrayRobinson, PA (www.gray-robinson.com), based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale, FL office. Mr. Resnick chairs ... Complete Bio >>
   
Graham Richard
CEO
Advanced Energy Economy

A former Indiana state senator and business entrepreneur, Graham Richard brought his expertise in both politics and best business practices to city ... Complete Bio >>
   
Beth Ringley
Co-Founder
The Motive Group

Beth Ringley recently partnered with three others to form The Motive Group. With over 100 years of combined experience, these individuals are using their unique ... Complete Bio >>
   
Emi Rodin
Resident Services Program Manager
AMLI Residential

Emi joined AMLI Residential, a preeminent multifamily company, in September of 2009 after graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Mathematics ... Complete Bio >>
   
Steven S. Ross
Corporate Editor
Broadband Communities Magazine

Steven S. Ross is a long-time technology writer and former Columbia University professor and is also the Corporate Editor of Broadband Communities Magazine ... Complete Bio >>
   
Scot Rourke
President & CEO
OneCommunity

Scot Rourke is an internationally renowned thought leader in leveraging information technologies to foster economic development and improve quality of life ... Complete Bio >>
   
David Russell
Solutions Marketing Director
Calix

David is responsible for marketing Calix’ fiber access solutions, the most widely deployed Fiber-to-the-Premises systems in North America. David has spent over ... Complete Bio >>
   
Steve Sadler
Vice President, Strategic Business Services
Post Apartment Homes, L.P.

Steve Sadler is Vice President, Strategic Business Services for Post Properties. Post Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PPS) is the preeminent developer and operator ... Complete Bio >>
   
James H. Salter, P.E.
CEO
AEG

James Salter serves as Chairman of Atlantic, the company he founded 15 years ago. Atlantic was an early proponent of fiber as the ultimate access technology ... Complete Bio >>
   
David Schwehm
Sr. Director of National Sales
Time Warner Cable

David has been with Time Warner Cable for 20+ years, working in several different areas of their operations (Installation/Service, Customer Service ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mark Scifres
CEO
Pavlov Media

Mark Scifres is Chairman, CEO and President of Pavlov Media, which he started 20 years ago while working on his engineering degree at the University of Illinois in ... Complete Bio >>
   
Craig Settles
Co-Director
Communities United for Broadband

For over 25 years Craig Settles’ workshops, consulting services and books have helped organizations worldwide use technology to cut costs, improve business ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Lisa Severson
Communications/Stakeholder Relations Officer
Eastern Ontario Regional Network

Lisa has been involved in the development of the Eastern Ontario Regional broadband Network (EORN) Project from the outset. In her role as executive ... Complete Bio >>
   
Glenn Shaffren
Vice President of Operations
G4S Technology LLC

As Vice President of Operations for G4S Technology LLC, Mr. Shaffren specializes in the development of wired and wireless networks and network systems integration ... Complete Bio >>
   
David Shaw
Partner
Kirton & McConkie, P.C.

David Shaw is partner in the law firm of Kirton & McConkie, P.C. He is a skilled negotiator, advocate, and government law and telecom infrastructure project ... Complete Bio >>
   
Dick Sherwin
CEO
Spot On Networks

Richard J. (“Dick”) Sherwin has been involved in wireless communications and radio frequency transmission for the past 30 years. Together with a number ... Complete Bio >>
   
Lori Sherwood
Program Director
Maryland Inter-County Broadband Network

Lori is currently the Howard County Broadband Program Director for the One Maryland: Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN). Lori co-directed the 18 month ... Complete Bio >>
   
Don Shirley
Executive Director
Connected Texas

Don Shirley is the executive director of Connected Texas, where he leads the initiative’s continuing statewide effort. Under the guidance of the Texas Department ... Complete Bio >>
   
Bill Shuffstall
RTC Secretary
Senior Extension Educator — Pennsylvania State University

William C. (Bill) Shuffstall is Senior Extension Educator in the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Angela Simpson
Chief of Staff
NTIA

Angela Simpson is the Acting Chief of Staff of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration ... Complete Bio >>
   
Preeti Singh
Assistant General Counsel, Sales and Operations
Verizon

Preeti Singh is Assistant General Counsel for Verizon, a position she has held for four years since joining Verizon in 2006. Ms. Singh serves as counsel to ... Complete Bio >>
   
Andrew Smith
Founder and President
Ancillary Services Management, LLC

Andrew Smith is the founder and president of Ancillary Services Management (ASM), a firm he founded in 2003 that specializes in assisting property ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Donny Smith
CEO
Jaguar Communications

   
Kipman Smith
Executive Director
Health and Information Exchange of Montana

Kip Smith was hired as the first Executive Director for the Health Information Exchange of Montana in November 2008. HIEM is a network of rural hospitals and clinics ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Mike Smith
Director Building Technology Services
Forest City Enterprises

   
Rick Smith
General Services Director
City of Cortez

Responsible for several fiber projects including: 2001 local government and school network, 2004 implemented the county wide Multi-Use Network (MNT) ... Complete Bio >>
   
Sue Spradley
Executive Director
US Ignite

Susan (Sue) Spradley is acting Executive Director of US Ignite. She brings to US Ignite more than 20 years of experience in the wireless telecommunications ... Complete Bio >>
   
Gary Stahlbrand
Director of Sales
TeraSpan Networks

A telecom veteran of over 25 years, Gary is responsible for the sales of TeraSpan’s innovative outside plant fiber optics products in the Americas and Asia ... Complete Bio >>
   
David Stallworth
Technical Service Manager
OFS

An honors graduate of UNC-Charlotte in 1972 in Electronics Engineering, David worked for BellSouth for 33 years and has two patents. He has performed consulting ... Complete Bio >>
   
Darren Stand
General Attorney
AT&T Connected Communities

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Joe Starks
Founder & President
ECC Technologies Inc.

Joe Starks is the founder and President of ECC Technologies, Inc. In addition, Joe is a founder and partner of several successful for-profit and municipally ... Complete Bio >>
   
Tom Stender
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
InfiniSys

Tom Stender has been with InfiniSys for more than a decade. As a partner and the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Tom oversees product development ... Complete Bio >>
   
Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information;
Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
U.S. Department of Commerce

Lawrence E. Strickling was sworn in as Assistant Secretary ... Complete Bio >>
   
Todd A. Tanner
Executive Vice President
CONXX

5 Startups: President, The Tanner Group, Inc. nationally recognized telecommunications consulting and strategic planning firm. President, Telecom Service Bureau ... Complete Bio >>
   
Eugene Taylor
Technical Director
AT&T Connected Communities

Eugene is a technical specialist with over 25 years in working with computers and the telecommunications industry dealing in both the voice and data ... Complete Bio >>
   
Tara Thue
State Broadband Mapping and Planning Coordinator
Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Utah

Tara Thue works for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as the state’s Broadband Mapping and Planning Coordinator. She manages Utah’s current ... Complete Bio >>
   
  Roger Timmerman
Director of Engineering
UTOPIA

Mr. Timmerman has 11 years experience in telecommunications operations and network engineering. He worked for the Brigham Young University Office of IT on the ... Complete Bio >>
   
Dallas Tonsager
Under Secretary Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture

On May 18, 2009 Dallas Tonsager took the Oath of Office as Under Secretary for Rural Development. Prior to re-joining USDA, Tonsager served on the board of directors ... Complete Bio >>
   
Letitia Tucker
Director of Ancillary Services
UDR Inc.

Letitia Tucker joined UDR Inc. in January 2011 and is responsible for managing partnership strategies and the growth of ancillary services income. She has more than ... Complete Bio >>
   
Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D.
President & CEO
National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)

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Vince Tyson, P.E.
Chief Operating Officer
Plateau

Vince Tyson manages the daily operational activities of Plateau, a communication company in Eastern New Mexico that provides wireless and wireline ... Complete Bio >>
   
Galen Updike
President, Rural Telecommunications Congress
Broadband Development Manager
Arizona Department of Administration

Since August 2003, Galen Updike has been part of the State of Arizona’s efforts to improve broadband connectivity and use by both government ... Complete Bio >>

   
Deborah Watts
Senior Director of Research and Grants
NC Broadband, div. of NC Dept. of Commerce

Deborah Watts is the Senior Director of Research and Grants of NC Broadband, a division of the NC Department of Commerce that is responsible for enabling ... Complete Bio >>
   
Monica Webb
Executive Committee Chair
WiredWest

Monica Webb is Spokesperson and Chair of the Executive Committee of WiredWest, a start-up fiber-to-the-home cooperative of municipalities in Western Massachusetts ... Complete Bio >>
   
Sue Weiske
Vice President and Senior Counsel
Charter Communications

Sue E. Weiske has over twenty years of in house counsel experience for large communications and software companies including Charter, Time Warner Cable, Intrado ... Complete Bio >>
   
Eric Welles
SVP Business Development
Access Media 3

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Scott Wesson
Sr. Vice President, CIO
UDR

Scott Wesson is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of UDR, Inc. with accountability for all business information technology resources. He has ... Complete Bio >>
   
Mike Whaling
Vice President, Business Development
InfiniSys

As the Vice President of Business Development for InfiniSys, Mike Whaling advises real estate developers and other clients about the high-tech ... Complete Bio >>
   
Jason Whittet
Deputy Director
Massachusetts Broadband Institute

Jason Whittet has been the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute since 2009. Prior to joining the MBI, he worked in Government and ... Complete Bio >>
   
Linnea Wilkes
Business Development Manager
3M Communication Markets Division

Linnea Wilkes is a global MDU business development manager for 3M’s Communication Markets Division. Her job is to help solve the telecommunications needs ... Complete Bio >>
   
John Windhausen
Director
SHLB Coalition

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Masha Zager
Editor
Broadband Communities Magazine

Masha Zager is the editor of Broadband Communities. She has contributed to many technology and telecommunications publications, including Rural ... Complete Bio >>
   
Betty Zeman
Marketing Manager
Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU)

Betty Zeman is Marketing Manager for Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU), Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Utilities provide water, natural gas, electricity and broadband communications ... Complete Bio >>
   
Ronald J. Zimmer, CAE
President & CEO
CABA

Mr. Zimmer joined CABA in 1997 working with industry leaders who promote integrated systems and home/building automation throughout the world ... Complete Bio >>
   
Jessica Zufolo
Deputy Administrator
RUS
Jessica Zufolo was appointed by President Barack Obama as Deputy Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture ... Complete Bio >>
   
   
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