2013 Broadband Communities Summit
2014 Summit Speakers
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Chris Acker
Director, Resident Technology Services
RealPage Inc.

Chris Acker serves as director of Velocity Advisory Services for RealPage, Inc. Velocity Advisory Services assists multifamily communities with the business, legal ... Complete Bio >>
Deborah Acosta
Chief Innovation Officer
City of San Leandro

As the City of San Leandro’s first Chief Innovation Officer, Ms. Acosta’s task is twofold: (1) develop the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network as a unique infrastructure ... Complete Bio >>
Doug Adams
Director Marketing & Communications
Strategic Networks Group Inc.

Doug Adams oversees SNG’s Communications efforts, which includes serving as the editor for our monthly Bandwidth newsletter. Located in Boulder, CO, Doug joins SNG after serving as ... Complete Bio >>

Matt 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 owners ... Complete Bio >>

Jackie (Carroll) Arbour
Business Development
AT&T Connected Communities

Thomas J. Asp, BSEE, MBA
Principal Analyst & Engineer
CTC Technology & Energy

Mr. Asp specializes in evaluating connectivity (voice, video, and data) options and recommending effective solutions for clients throughout the United States ... 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
General Manager, Greenlight Community Broadband
City of Wilson

Will Aycock is currently the General Manager for Greenlight Community Broadband in Wilson, NC. Mr. Aycock has served in this position for 3 years ... Complete Bio >>
Patrick Bailey
Senior Vice President
ICS Advanced Technologies

Patrick Bailey is the Senior Vice President of ICS Advanced Technologies and has been providing security integrations, Internet and TV service to MDU customers ... Complete Bio >>
Jim Baller
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 >>
Cheryl Barraco
Sr. 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 >>
Matt Beattie
Executive Director
Fiber to the Building Program, AT&T

Matt Beattie manages AT&T's Fiber to the Building Program, a component of the company's multi-year IP transformation effort. In this position, Matt oversees the marketing, sales ... Complete Bio >>
James Benham
President & CEO
JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc.

While growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James Benham began writing code at the age of 11 and by 14 had developed his first application ... Complete Bio >>
Myra Best
Executive Director

Myra Best currently works as Executive Director of DigiLEARN: Digital Learning Institute, a 501C3 Nonprofit which she help found and raised its funding from several nationally ... Complete Bio >>
Max Franklin Beverly
City of Thomasville, GA

Max Beverly has served as the mayor of Thomasville, Ga., since 2010 and as a member of the Thomasville City Council since 2006. A businessman as well as a public official, he is owner ... Complete Bio >>
Stephen D. Boyles
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Stephen D. Boyles is an assistant professor in transportation engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and a recognized expert in transportation network modeling ... Complete Bio >>
Alex Calle
Director - mHealth Product Marketing
AT&T ForHealth
Alex Calle and his team are responsible for product development and marketing of AT&T’s Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions, mHealth Platform and AT&T EverThere ... Complete Bio >>
Rebecca Campbell
Executive Director
Austin Film Society

Rebecca Campbell has served as Executive Director of the Austin Film Society since 1998. During her tenure, the Film Society expanded its nationally recognized exhibition ... 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 telecommunications engineering ... Complete Bio >>
Jonathan Chambers
Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning
Federal Communications Commission

Jonathan Chambers, as Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning at the FCC, works with the Chairman, Commissioners, Bureaus, and Offices to develop strategic plans ... Complete Bio >>
Leigh F. Christie
Program Director
Entrepreneurs Foundation

Leigh Christie is the Program Director for the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas. In this role, Ms. Christie oversees EF’s operations and staff, and its project and ... Complete Bio >>
Rachelle Chong
Strategic Consultant, Techwire.net Columnist
Former Commissioner, CPUC

Rachelle Chong is a nationally recognized authority on broadband issues, having led initiatives in California on broadband since 2006 when she was a Commissioner of the ... Complete Bio >>
  Jonathan P. Claffey
Electric Staff Division
Electric Programs
USDA Rural Utilities Service

Jon has been with the Rural Utilities Service for 27 years, beginning his career as a ... Complete Bio >>
Drew Clark
Chairman and Publisher

Drew Clark is Chairman and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com, which tracks the development of Gigabit Networks, broadband usage, the universal service fund, and wireless spectrum ... Complete Bio >>
Rollie Cole
Senior Fellow
Sagamore Institute for Policy Research

Rollie Cole, PhD, JD is a policy analyst and lawyer who has worked for several think tanks and several law firms and taught in Schools of Public Policy, Business, and Law ... Complete Bio >>
Bill Coleman
Community Technology Advisors

Bill Coleman helps communities make the connection between telecommunications and economic development. As principal in Community Technology Advisors for eight years ... 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 >>
Michael Curri
Founder and President
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 >>
Christopher Curtin
National Sales Director

Christopher Curtin, National Sales Director, leads the team responsible for the business-to-business relationships with multi-family and multi-tenant property owners, developers ... Complete Bio >>
David 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 >>
Rebecca Frost Davis
Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology
St. Edwards University

Rebecca Frost Davis joined St. Edward’s in July 2013 as Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, where she provides leadership in the development of institutional vision ... Complete Bio >>
Doug Dawson
CCG Consulting
Doug Dawson is the President and founder of CCG Consulting. CCG Consulting is the largest telecom consulting firm in the country in terms of clients, and has helped over 750 carriers ... Complete Bio >>
Aaron Deacon
Managing Director
KC Digital Drive
Aaron Deacon is managing director for KC Digital Drive, a bistate initiative to drive innovation and collaboration within Kansas City and capitalize on next generation infrastructure ... Complete Bio >>
Mark DeFalco
Appalachian Regional Commission
Mark DeFalco has worked in the Telecommunications Industry for over 30 years. He has worked for a regional Bell company, a rural telephone holding company, a large inter-exchange carrier ... Complete Bio >>
Ken Demlow
Beehive Industries
Ken has been in the utility, telecommunications and municipal circles for many years. His focuses are on: The efficiency of the operations of these entities ... Complete Bio >>

Derrel Duplechin
Vice President, Engineering
CCG Consulting
Derrel is the Vice President of Engineering at CCG Consulting and has been with the company since 1998. While his background is in the telephone industry, Derrel has expanded his expertise ... Complete Bio >>

Phil Emer
Director, Technology Planning & Policy
The Friday Institute

Phil Emer has spent more than 23 years working at the intersections of data communications, research, academia and business – splitting time between the public and private sectors ... Complete Bio >>
Paul Fagan
SVP Sales and Marketing,
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

Paul Fagan is senior vice president of sales and marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., leading the sales, sales operations, and marketing departments. Paul joined ... Complete Bio >>
Benoît Felten
Diffraction Analysis

Winner of the FTTH Council Europe Individual Award for outstanding contribution to the industry (2013)
I am the CEO, co-founder and Chief Research Officer at ... Complete Bio >>

Matthew FitzGerald
Sr. Systems Engineer
Ruckus Wireless

Matthew FitzGerald is an IT Professional who has focused on Wi-Fi for the past 12 years, most of that time with a focus on the Hospitality Industry. He continues to work with partners ... Complete Bio >>

Joe Freddoso

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 Committee ... Complete Bio >>
Joseph Geroux
Director of MDU Sales
Charter Communications

Joseph Geroux is Director of Business Development for Charter Communications, where he oversees all MDU agreements ... Complete Bio >>
Jarod T. Giger, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor
University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences
Dr. Giger is an Assistant Professor leading community-based participatory research/scholarship in the Department of Social Work at the University of South Dakota (USD), School of Health ... Complete Bio >>
John Glicksman
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Access Media 3

John Glicksman has more than 25 years of legal and business experience, as lawyer, officer, and Board member, working with publicly-traded and privately-held companies. He has worked ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Glivar
Holland and Hart/Time Warner Cable

Daniel J. Glivar has been an intellectual property and telecommunications transactional lawyer with Holland & Hart LLP since 1992, during which time he has represented various ... Complete Bio >>
Lev Gonick
One Community

Lev is co-founder of OneCommunity and became CEO July 1, 2013. In 2011 Government Technology awarded Lev one of their “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers ... 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. In this capacity ... Complete Bio >>
  William C. Green
Director – Networking and Telecommunications
UT Austin

William Green is the Director of Networking and Telecommunications for the University of Texas at Austin. His organization supports all facets of the university's vast communication ... Complete Bio >>
Sherri Greenberg
Director, Center for Politics and Governance
LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas

Sherri Greenberg is the Director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She also is a lecturer and Fellow ... Complete Bio >>
Bob Grosz
Vice President of Commercial Sales
Dish Network

Bob has been a leader in both the commercial real estate and communications industries for almost 20 years. Operating in the seam between technology and real estate ... Complete Bio >>
Rondella Hawkins
Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Officer
City of Austin, Texas

Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Officer for the City of Austin. Has direct responsibility for administering cable tv, electric and gas utility right-of-way franchises ... Complete Bio >>

Corinne Hill
Executive Director
Chattanooga Public Library

Recently selected as Library Journal’s 2014 Librarian of the Year, Corinne Hill has been Executive Director of the Chattanooga Public Library since March 2012. Hill is a sought-after ... Complete Bio >>

Brad Hine
Product Manager
Overture GIS ETI Software Solutions
With 14 years in the software industry, Hine specializes in product management and currently is responsible for ETI Software’s Overture GIS platform, which combines OSS/BSS ... Complete Bio >>
Thomas M. “Tom” Hoban, Jr.
President & CIO
Kitson & Partners

Thomas M. Hoban, Jr. is President & CIO and one of the owners of Kitson & Partners (“K&P”). Mr. Hoban has extensive experience in the real estate industry and a broad understanding ... Complete Bio >>
Richard Holtz

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 >>
Kyle Hollifield
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Magellan Advisors

Kyle Hollifield, is SVP at Magellan Advisors, a top broadband planning and consulting firm, managing scores of broadband projects worldwide. Kyle joined Magellan after retiring from a successful ... Complete Bio >>
John Honker
Magellan Advisors

Mr. Honker is a seasoned executive with 18 years experience in management within the broadband telecommunications sector. He has been instrumental ... Complete Bio >>
John Hoover
John Hoover
Tellabs Access

John Hoover is a senior product manager for access products at Tellabs Access. In this role, John has influenced industry milestones such as early PON deployments ... Complete Bio >>
Joanne Hovis
CTC Technology & Energy

Joanne Hovis is President of CTC Technology & Energy and a recognized expert in communications policy at the federal, state, and local levels. She has extensive experience ... 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 >>
Dahna L. Hull
Vice President and General Manager - Austin
AT&T Services, Inc.

Dahna Hull was recently appointed to the newly created executive position of vice president and general manager - Austin, AT&T Services Inc. Based in Austin, she is responsible ... Complete Bio >>
Lawrence T. Humphrey
Wargo & French, LLP

Practice Areas:
Mr. Humphrey practices in the following areas:
General Corporate and Contract Matters ... Complete Bio >>
David Isenberg
Freedom to Connect

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 >>
Emily Jarkins
Manager, Strategic Business Services
Post Properties

Emily Jarkins is Manager, Strategic Business Services for Post Properties. Post Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PPS) is one of the largest developers and operators of upscale multifamily ... Complete Bio >>
C. Douglas Jarrett
Partner, Washington D.C. Office
Keller and Heckman LLP

Douglas Jarrett is a leading telecommunicationsattorney, representing critical infrastructure industry ("CII") companies, entrepreneurs, domestic and foreign corporations ... Complete Bio >>
Larry Johnson
Founder and President
The Light Brigade

Larry Johnson, founder of The Light Brigade, has been at the forefront of fiber optics since 1977. Over his three-plus-decade career, Mr. Johnson has built a reputation as an expert ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Johnson
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Data Architecture

Mark Johnson’s career encompasses over 25 years of leadership experience in the management, engineering, and operations of Internet technologies. He is currently the Chief ... Complete Bio >>
Vince Jordan
Broadband Services Manager
Longmont Power & Communications

34 years of systems development and management experience in various industries. In 1988 was responsible for creating and operating telecommunications data centers ... Complete Bio >>
Thomas Kamber, Ph.D.
Executive Director
OATS (Older Adults Technology Services)

Tom Kamber is the founder and executive director of OATS, where he has helped over 10,000 senior citizens get online, built more than 30 free technology centers, created ... Complete Bio >>
Carl Kandutsch, Ph.D., J.D.
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

Mary Kane is Senior Counsel for Comcast. She is responsible for advising Comcast personnel on MDU/SFU related matters, customer communications ... Complete Bio >>
Jim Kohlenberger
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 >>
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 >>
Dan Leaf
Sr. Director, National Engineering - DAS
Tempest Telecom Solutions

As the Vice President for DAS and Small Cell at Tempest Telecom Solutions, Dan Leaf has over 15 years of experience spanning both wireless and telecommunications industries ... 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

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 Levy
Chief Executive Officer
Torrential Systems LLC
Ira Levy is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Torrential Systems LLC. A Howard County based company focusing on ecommerce products and solutions. Previously Ira, served ... Complete Bio >>
Casey Lide
The Baller Herbst Law Group, PC

Casey Lide is a Principal with The Baller Herbst Law Group, PC (www.baller.com), a national law firm based in Washington, DC, and Minneapolis, MN, that specializes in ... Complete Bio >>
Vin Lipinski
Vice President Of National Accounts & Owner Relations

Vin’s experience in the pay television market dates back to 1983. During his career, Vin was instrumental in separating the multifamily market from ... Complete Bio >>

Gregg Logan
Senior Vice President
C Spire Fiber

After attending the University of Mississippi, Gregg began his career in telecommunications as a Central Office Equipment Installer. From there Gregg was a Central Office Technician ... Complete Bio >>

  Bill Maguire

Bill Maguire is a Partner in Reluminati, LLC where he is a telecommunications and technology policy consultant providing clients with services including government relations, strategic ... 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, commercial ... Complete Bio >>
Mike McArdle
VP Customer Experience
Comcast Cable

Mike began his career with Comcast in 1996 as Generalist CAE, then moved to the newly formed Comcast@Home department where, as a Tier Repair CAE he was trouble shooting the early ... Complete Bio >>
Todd McDaniel
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Research Valley Partnership, Inc.
Todd E. McDaniel, CEcD is President and CEO of The Research Valley Partnership, Inc. (RVP) a public--private economic development corporation located in Bryan--College Station ... Complete Bio >>
Catie McNaught
Market Development Manager
Corning Optical Communications

Catie McNaught is the Market Development Manager for Access Networks in the Americas. She is engaged in evolving applications and optical solutions development ... Complete Bio >>

Eric Mills
General Counsel
Connected Nation, Inc.
Eric Mills has been General Counsel of Connected Nation, Inc. since January 1, 2007. Prior to taking on this role, Mr. Mills was actively engaged as a consultant with ConnectKentucky’s ... 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 >>
Laura Mitchell
VP Business Development
GrandCare Systems

Laura is a founding member of GrandCare Systems. A significant part of her initial role was to bring the product to market in 2006 through the development of a nation-wide distribution ... Complete Bio >>
David Moore
Louisiana Broadband Initiative
David Moore is the Director of the Louisiana Broadband Initiative and is responsible for the administration of the State’s $8.4 million broadband grant program, intended ... Complete Bio >>
Laura Morrison
Council Member
City of Austin

Laura Morrison was elected to serve as an Austin City Council Member in June of 2008 and re-elected in 2011. She is a champion on the Council for open government... Complete Bio >>
Joel Mulder
Senior Director of Business Development
G4S Technology LLC

Joel Mulder is the Senior Director of Business Development for G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta LLC). Joel has been in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years ... Complete Bio >>
Matthew M. Murphy
Grande Communications

Matt is responsible for oversight and management of Grande's operational performance and strategic direction. With over 14 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge ... Complete Bio >>
Anne Neville
Director, State Broadband Initiative, NTIA
U.S. Dept of Commerce

Anne Neville currently directs the State Broadband Initiative at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration at the US Department of Commerce. In this capacity ... Complete Bio >>
Frank Odasz
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 learners. Lone Eagle ... Complete Bio >>
Eric Ogle
RTC Treasurer
The Howard Baker Center for Public Policy

Eric Ogle is research associate for the University of Tennessee’s Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, and has served in a community outreach and ... Complete Bio >>
Paul Padilla, MBA/Technology Management
Vice President, Information Technology
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Paul Padilla began his career in Information Technology working for local government, migrating over time to leadership roles in diverse industries including banking, aerospace ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Paschick
National WiFi

Matt Paschick is the Sole Principal of National Wi-Fi Inc. A provider of Bulk, Subscription, and Common Area Internet services focused on the MDU space ... Complete Bio >>
Jane Patterson
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 >>
Rob Paver

Rob is a skilled technology professional with 10 years of project management and construction experience in the student housing industry. As CampusConnect’s president, he directs ... Complete Bio >>
Rob Pettiford
Executive Director, Residential Product Strategy and Development
Cox Communications

Rob Pettiford is Executive Director, Residential Product Strategy and Development at Cox Communications. In this role, Rob is the business owner of the voice and data infrastructure ... 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 >>
Bryan Rader
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 >>
Duncan Ramage
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure
Macquarie Capital

Duncan Ramage is an investment banking and private equity professional with 9+ years of financing, investment and M&A experience across various industries including ... Complete Bio >>
Lori Reeves
Vice President
Forest City Management

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

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 >>
Catharine Rice

Catharine Rice is President of the SouthEast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SEATOA), a NATOA Board member, and consultant for Broadband-Matters ... Complete Bio >>

Tory Richtmyer
National Marketing and Sales Director
Mid-State Consultants

An engineering, consulting and software company, Mid-State Consultants provides services to design, engineer, manage and troubleshoot communications networks. MSC is a highly ... Complete Bio >>
Kermit Ross
Network Design Decisions Inc.

Kermit is co-founder and president of Network Design Decisions, Inc. NDDI provides software to streamline the process of upgrading from cable to broadband, saving time and money... 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 >>
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 >>
Hossam Salib
VP Edge Technology, Office of the CTO

Salib has joined Comcast VP Edge Technology, Office of the CTO with a focus on competitive technology assessment. He is an expert in DSL technologies ... Complete Bio >>
David Salway
Program Director
New York State Broadband Program

David Salway started his career in technology and telecommunications industry more than 20 years ago. In 2008, Mr. Salway joined New York State as the Director of the Broadband ... Complete Bio >>
David Sandel
Gigabit Communities & Smart Cities / Sandel & Associates LLC

David is an accomplished Gigabit City executive focused on leadership, planning and the successful execution of Smart or Gigabit City urban economic development initiatives ... Complete Bio >>
Tom Sauer
Video Business and Original Content Development

Tom Sauer is Vice President, U-verse Video Business and Original Content Development for AT&T. In this role, he is responsible for advancing AT&T’s media and entertainment ... Complete Bio >>
Cynthia Schultz
The Schultz Group

As President of The Schultz Group, Ms. Schultz provides expert guidance to clients on wide-ranging federal technology compliance, business strategy, and governmental issues, both domestically and internationally ... Complete Bio >>
David Schwehm
Telecom and Sales Professional Independent
David worked with Time Warner Cable for over 30 years, leading several different areas of their operations (Installation/Service, Customer Service, Construction Engineering ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Scifres
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
Gigabit Nation

For over 25 years Craig Settles’ workshops, consulting services and books have helped public, private and nonprofit organizations worldwide use technology to cut costs, improve ... Complete Bio >>
Ermis Sfakiyanudis, P.E.
Chairman of the Board
Center for Broadband Innovation

Ermis Sfakiyanudis is a successful entrepreneur, CEO, engineer and an active member of several boards. Ermis has founded two technology companies, eTelemetry and Cyber Reliant ... Complete Bio >>
Dave Shaw
Kirton McConkie

Mr. Shaw is Chair of the Kirton McConkie's Government & Utilities industry section, a member of the Corporate section and on the firm's Information Technology Committee ... Complete Bio >>
Dick Sherwin
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
Kissinger & Fellman, P.C.
Lori Sherwood currently serves as Of Counsel in the Silver Spring, Maryland office of Kissinger & Fellman, P.C, where her practice specializes in local governments, information technology ... Complete Bio >>
Preeti Singh
Assistant General Counsel, Sales and Operations

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 >>
Michael Smeltzer
Director of Community Projects
UC2B (Illinois)

Michael K. Smeltzer recently retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the Director of Networking and the Director of Community Projects. He was the PI ... Complete Bio >>
Chad Smith
Communications Segment Lead-Americas
GE Digital Energy

Chad Smith is the GE Smallworld Communications Segment Lead for the Americas. Chad has over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with the last 11 years ... Complete Bio >>
Aaron Smith
Senior Researcher
Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Aaron Smith is a senior researcher with the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In his research he follows the growing impact of mobile technologies, the role of the internet ... Complete Bio >>
Chris Smith
Technical Program Manager for MDU
Google Fiber
Chris Smith is the technical program manager for MDU at Google Fiber, where he is responsible for the execution of engineering & construction across all markets. Prior to joining Google ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Smith
Vice President, Building Technology Services
Forest City Enterprises

Mike Smith is the Director of the Building Technology Services ("BTS") Group for Forest City Enterprise, Inc. ,which is a Cleveland, Ohio, based Real Estate Company ... Complete Bio >>
George Spengler
Chief Operating Officer
Access Media 3

George heads the company’s wide-ranging customer service, engineering and operational agenda, including the company’s call center, project management, and field operations. ... Complete Bio >>
William Sproull
President and CEO
Richardson Chamber of Commerce
William Sproull is President and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce (RCC), Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) and the Richardson Economic ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Strama
Director of Business Operations
Google Fiber, Austin

Mark was recently named head of Google Fiber in Austin. Previously, he represented the north Austin area in the Texas House of Representatives. Mark received Honorable Mentions ... Complete Bio >>
Nathan Stooke
CEO and Founder
Wisper ISP
As CEO and founder of Wisper ISP I have spent the last 10 years building Wisper into an industry leading WISP. We have provided high speed Internet service to thousands ... Complete Bio >>
Steve Traylor
Director of iSc.EDI
Indianola Development

Steve Traylor is the Executive Director/General Counsel for the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). He has an extensive ... Complete Bio >>
Marty Stern
K&L Gates

Mr. Stern provides strategic and policy advice to telecommunications, information technology and media firms in the United States, Asia and elsewhere in the world.... Complete Bio >>
Sean Stokes
The Baller Herbst Law Group PC

Sean Stokes is a principal of The Baller Herbst Law Group, a national law firm based in Washington, DC, and the only law firm in the United States to be named to Broadband Community ... Complete Bio >>
Sharon Strover
Telecom and Information Policy Institute
University of Texas

Sharon Strover is the Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication and former Chair of the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas. She teaches communications ... Complete Bio >>
Letitia Tucker
Director, 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 ... Complete Bio >>
Galen Updike
Rural Telecom Congress (RTC)
Prior to his retirement from state government in June of 2013, Galen Updike was Broadband Development Manager for the State of Arizona, within the Arizona Dept of Administration. Starting ... Complete Bio >>

Drew Van Dopp
Director, Administration & Grants
Maryland Broadband Cooperative, Inc.

Drew joined the Maryland Broadband Cooperative in 2009 and currently serves as Director of Administration and Grants. Among his several duties are overseeing project ... Complete Bio >>
John van Oppen
Spectrum Networks, a subsidiary of WaveDivision Holdings

John van Oppen co-founded Spectrum Networks in 2007 and CondoInternet, a residential gigabit provider, in 2008. An industry veteran with over a decade of experience, John ... Complete Bio >>

Julie A. Veach
Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
Federal Communications Commission

Julie Veach is Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. Before becoming Chief in July 2012, Ms. Veach served as Deputy General Counsel for the Commission, focusing on administrative and ... Complete Bio >>

Dr. Robert Wack
City Council President
Dr. Robert Wack was appointed to a vacant seat on the Council in January 2003, and was elected to a four year term in May 2003. He was reelected to a second term in May 2007 ... Complete Bio >>
William Wallace
Executive Director
US Ignite

William Wallace is Executive Director of US Ignite and brings more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, most recently as co-founder of DigitalBridge ... 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 >>
Bobby Welliver
Business Development Manager
Kaba ADS

Bobby Welliver serves as the Business Development Manager for Kaba ADS Americas for the Central U.S. Bobby is a 23 year access control veteran, owning his own systems ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Weston
Executive Director
Verizon Enhanced Communities

Mike Weston is Senior Executive of Verizon Enhanced Communities, the group within Verizon Communications dedicated to serving the multifamily market ... Complete Bio >>
Jody Wigington
General Manager & CEO
Morristown Utility Systems
Mr. Wigington is a registered Professional Engineer with 35 years’ experience in the utility and manufacturing sector. After jobs with TVA and the BASF Corporation ... Complete Bio >>
Jason Whittet
Former 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 >>
Tony Wilhelm, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff (Acting), National Telecommunications & Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Over the past two decade, both inside and outside of government, Tony Wilhelm has spearheaded some of our Nation’s most important initiatives to expand the benefits of broadband ... Complete Bio >>
Linda Willey
Director of Ancillary Services

Linda Willey serves as Director of Ancillary Services for Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 company. Camden is one of the largest publicly traded multifamily companies in the United States ... Complete Bio >>

Mike Wilson
Vice President of Professional Services
CostQuest Associates

Mr. Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services for CostQuest Associates. Mr. Wilson focuses his consulting efforts in the areas of rural telecommunications policy... Complete Bio >>

John Windhausen
Executive Director
Broadband (SHLB) Coalition

John Windhausen, Jr. is the Executive Director of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, a diverse coalition of community anchor institutions ... Complete Bio >>
Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Broadband Center of Excellence

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini is Executive Director of the Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE) at the University of New Hampshire. He has gained an international reputation ... Complete Bio >>
Masha Zager
Broadband Communities Magazine

Masha Zager is the editor of Broadband Communities. She has contributed to many technology and telecommunications publications, including Rural ... Complete Bio >>

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