Featured Speakers - Summit 2019

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Chris Acker

Director, Community Technology Services
Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC

With more than 17 years’ experience, Acker directs Community Technology Services for Lennar Multifamily Communities. He works with development teams and ... Complete Bio >>
Abhay Ambati

Senior VP of Technology Services
Logical Buildings

Abhay Ambati, currently working as senior VP of Technology Services at Logical Buildings has over a decade of experience working on 300+ high and mid-rise apartment buildings, commercial and ... Complete Bio >>
Jackie Arbour

Director of National Sales & Mixed-Use
AT&T Connected Communities

Jackie Arbour is the Director of National Sales & Mixed-Use for the AT&T Connected Communities organization and has been with AT&T for eleven years. Prior to this role she was the General Manager of Technical Support for AT&T Connected Communities ... Complete Bio >>
Will Aycock

General Manager
Greenlight Community Broadband Wilson, North Carolina

The Greenlight General Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of all Greenlight and Information Technology operations. This position also supervises the management of the Unified Communications Center. ... Complete Bio >>
Jim Baller

President
Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

Baller represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and in more than 35 states. He was the founder and president of the ... Complete Bio >>
Alan Bertsch

President
Qypsys

Mr. Bertsch is the President and one of the founders of Qypsys, a leading integrator of access networks. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Association for Passive Optical LAN as well as co-chair for its marketing committee. ... Complete Bio >>
Scot Bohaychyk

Product Marketing Manager
Clearfield

Bohaychyk has worked nearly 30 years in the telecommunications industry. His background includes serving in the White House Communications Agency, providing communications infrastructure support for President Ronald Reagan and his White House staff. ... Complete Bio >>
Gary A. Bolles

Co-Founder, eParachute
Partner, Charrette LLC

Bolles, a San Francisco–based consultant and entrepreneur focused on initiatives with impact, writes and lectures frequently on the future of work and learning. He is a member of the steering committee for the People Centered Internet coalition, a collaboration with ... Complete Bio >>

Lindsey Brannon

Product Marketing Manager
Clearfield

Bohaychyk has worked nearly 30 years in the telecommunications industry. His background includes serving in the White House Communications Agency, providing communications infrastructure support for President Ronald Reagan and his White House staff. ... Complete Bio >>
Jasen Bronec

CEO, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA);
President, Elevate Fiber

Jasen Bronec is the CEO of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) and the President of Elevate Fiber, both located in Montrose, CO. Prior to his position at DMEA/Elevate, Jasen was ... Complete Bio >>
Eric Brown

President, California Telehealth Network
President, OCHIN Broadband Network Services (OBNS)

Eric Brown is the President of OCHIN Broadband Network Services (OBNS) which is one of the largest consortia of safety net clinics and hospitals in the nation that participate in the FCC Healthcare Connect Fund broadband subsidy program. ... Complete Bio >>
Lauren Brown

Assistant General Counsel
Comcast Cable

Brown has worked for Comcast Cable since 2006. She supports Comcast’s Communities team, working with property owners, colleges and universities, developers and homeowners’ associations to provide MDU residents access to the best entertainment products and services. ... Complete Bio >>
Sean Buckley

Associate Publisher
Broadband Communities

Sean Buckley is the Associate Editor of Broadband Communities. Buckley comes to the magazine publishing and conference company after serving nine years as Senior Editor at FierceTelecom, a daily online newsletter. ... Complete Bio >>
John Burchett

Director, Public Policy & Government Relations
Google Access and Google Fiber

Before moving to Access/Fiber, Burchett led public policy for Google in the United States, Latin America and Canada. Prior to joining Google, he was chief of staff for Governor Jennifer Granholm, acting as COO for the state of Michigan. ... Complete Bio >>
Timothy J. Burke

Vice President, Strategic Technology
Liberty Global, Inc.

Tim Burke has worked for a variety of Cable TV, Broadband, Wireless and TelCo operators over the last thirty-eight years. He has been with Liberty Global for the last fourteen years where he is currently the Vice President of Strategic Technology. ... Complete Bio >>
Gordon Caverly, RCDD, CWNA

Regional Vice-President
Mid-State Consultants

Mid-State is a full-service telecommunications engineering company with eight regional offices throughout the United States. Caverly has more than 30 years in the telecommunications field and has presented at... Complete Bio >>
Dr. Milton Chen

Founder and CEO
VSee and This American Doc

Dr. Milton Chen is the founder and CEO of VSee and This American Doc, the only video telehealth software good enough for the NASA International Space Station, how astronauts see their doctors everyday. ... Complete Bio >>
Drew Clark

Chairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com
President, Rural Telecommunications Congress

Clark works with cities, special districts and private companies on planning, financing and coordinating efforts to construct broadband infrastructure and deploy smart city applications. ... Complete Bio >>
Jeff Clark

Chief Innovation Officer
RF Connect

Jeff Clark is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of leadership positions at technology firms, where he introduced innovative technologies and growth initiatives. He has pioneered technologies in such diverse fields as terrestrial wireless broadband, multi-spectral scene simulation, night vision, and military flight training. ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Coco

President
Choice Property Resources

Mike Coco is the President of Choice Property Resources, a leading advisor to the multifamily industry. With over 15 years of experience in MDU telecommunications technologies, Mike recognizes the impact that broadband services have on real estate owners, residents and communities. ... Complete Bio >>

Peter Cohen

Partner Engagement Manager
Netflix

Peter Cohen has worked with ISPs around the globe for the last 20+ years in various roles including carriers, colocation and content. For the past 7 years he has focused on Canadian and USA network connectivity for Netflix, ... Complete Bio >>

James Cowan

CEO and Founder
Docity Health

James Cowan is CEO and founder of Docity Health, a telehealth company that bundles healthcare access onto existing Internet bills in partnership with ISPs, municipalities, and community broadband companies. ... Complete Bio >>
Susan Crawford

John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law
Harvard University

Susan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, co-author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, author of FIBER: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It, and a contributor to WIRED.com. ... Complete Bio >>
Shawn Cullingford

Systems Engineer
Ruckus Networks

Shawn Cullingford is a Systems Engineer with Ruckus Networks (an ARRIS Company) who specializes in MDU and commercial real estate WiFi deployments across North America. ... Complete Bio >>
David Daugherty

Founder
Korcett

David founded Clarus in 2013. He is a serial entrepreneur who has more than 20 years of experience within the IT marketplace. Over the years David has established considerable expertise in solutions selling and closing very large deals. ... Complete Bio >>
Ian Davis

Telecommunications Attorney
Founding Partner: Davis Craig, PLLC

Davis counsels and represents residential and commercial developers in various telecommunications and technology related matters, including agreements for telephone, video, internet, and wireless services. He has participated in thousands of telecom and technology transactions in 48 states and... Complete Bio >>
Doug Dawson

President
CCG Consulting

Doug Dawson is the President of CCG Consulting, the largest telecom consulting company with over 800 clients. Doug has worked in the industry since 1978 and has both a consulting and an operational background. ... Complete Bio >>
Curtis Dean

President, SmartSource Consulting
Broadband Services Coordinator, Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Curtis Dean has been working in the telecommunications industry for the past 18 years. In his role as president of SmartSource Consulting, Curtis provides administrative support, marketing support, and strategic direction for small broadband companies. ... Complete Bio >>
Mark DeFalco

Manager
Appalachian Regional Commission

Mark DeFalco has worked in the telecommunications Industry for more than 30 years. He has worked for a regional Bell company, a rural telephone holding company, a large inter-exchange carrier and several competitive local exchange carriers. ... Complete Bio >>
Leo Delgado

Founder and President
Converged Services

Leo Delgado, founder and President for Converged Services, has been actively involved with the Telecommunications and Broadband Industry for over thirty-five years. ... Complete Bio >>
Cory Douglas

Executive Vice President Deployment and Construction
Pavlov Media

Cory Douglas is the Executive Vice President of Field Service and Construction at Pavlov Media. Pavlov Media is the leading Internet, Wireless and Television provider specializing in private networks designed, constructed and operated by our team of dedicated professionals from the multifamily real estate industry. ... Complete Bio >>
Isak Finér

Chief Marketing Officer
COS Systems

Finér is responsible for the sales and marketing of COS Service Zones, an innovative cloud-based solution for demand aggregation and analysis of the expected costs and revenues of fiber rollout in different zones.... Complete Bio >>
Dan Flemming

Co-Founder
Render Networks

As the former Head of Construction at nbn Co., Dan has deep operational and leadership experience spanning construction and telecommunications giving him a unique perspective on deployment management. ... Complete Bio >>
Chuck Flournoy

Chief Strategy Officer
Mapcom Systems

Chuck Flournoy is the Chief Strategy Officer at Mapcom Systems and works with the strategic vision and initiatives of the Sales, Development, Delivery and Maintenance organizations. He has been integrally involved in ... Complete Bio >>
John George

Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services
OFS

John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and OFS in systems engineering, applications engineering, marketing, and manufacturing for 35 years. ... Complete Bio >>
Steve Glenn

CEO
Plant Prefab

Steve Glenn is the founder and CEO of Plant Prefab. Plant is the first prefabricated home factory in the nation dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes, and operations. ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Glivar

Partner
Holland and Hart LLP

For more than 25 years, Mr. Glivar has counseled small, mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies on their technology and telecommunications needs. As the Intellectual Property practice group leader for Holland & Hart LLP, Mr. Glivar manages and provides ... Complete Bio >>
Heather Burnett Gold

CEO
HBG Strategies, LLC

Heather Burnett Gold is the CEO of HBG Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm designed to connect people and communities with solutions for deployment of high capacity, future proof broadband networks. Previously, Gold served as the President/CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, ... Complete Bio >>
Robert Grosz

Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Boingo Wireless

Robert Grosz has been a leader in the real estate and telecommunications industries for over 20 years. He is committed to helping real estate owners create value from investments in technology by ... Complete Bio >>
Regan Hartley

National Sales Director
Package Concierge

Regan Hartley is the National Sales Director for Package Concierge®, the multifamily industry’s preeminent supplier and innovator of digital locker solutions. ... Complete Bio >>
Rondella Hawkins

Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Officer
City of Austin, Texas

Hawkins has more than 25 years of experience in local government. Her office has direct responsibility over utility rights-of-way franchise agreements and license agreements with telecommunications and wireless providers, and she is the city’s single point of contact for the Google Fiber and AT&T Fiber projects.... Complete Bio >>
Joanne Hovis

President, CTC Technology & Energy CEO
Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC)

Hovis, an attorney with a background in communications and commercial litigation, directs CTC’s work in network business planning; market analysis; financial modeling, policy, and strategy; and management consulting. ... Complete Bio >>
Art Hubacher

Managing Member
Hubacher & Ames, PLLc

Hubacher assists developers, owners and managers of residential and commercial multi-unit properties, condominium developers, and HOAs in a wide range of technology and telecommunications matters. On behalf of his clients, he ... Complete Bio >>
Rebecca Hunter

External Affairs, Corporate Development & Strategy
Crown Castle

Hunter focuses on leveraging Crown’s extensive infrastructure resources and deployment experience toward emerging technologies and expanding customer opportunities. ... Complete Bio >>
Becky Jones

Program Manager
Texas/Louisiana Telehealth Resource Center

Becky Jones is Program Manager for TexLa Telehealth Resource Center, a division of Rural and Community Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. ... Complete Bio >>
David Jones

National Sales Engineer
Radiant Communications Corporation

David Jones serves as the National Sales Engineer for Radiant Communications, who designs and manufacturers audio and video equipment for all high-speed communications needs solutions.... Complete Bio >>
Cheryl Jordan

Senior Director, Strategic Business Services
AvalonBay Communities

Jordan joined AvalonBay Communities in 1997, bringing more than 15 years of sales and marketing management experience to the multifamily industry. ... Complete Bio >>
Carl Kandutsch

Attorney
Law Office of Carl E. Kandutsch

Kandutsch operates a solo law practice in Plano, Texas, representing MDU property owners and managers and broadband service providers at the intersection of real estate and telecommunications law. ... Complete Bio >>
Fabion Kauker

Product Architect
3-GIS

Fabion Kauker is the Product Architect for 3-GIS machine learning applications for network design. Fabion brings to 3-GIS experience that includes: design analysis for the NBN Australia backbone, mid mile and access networks, as well as the design of software for Chorus and the New Zealand UFB project. ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Keyser

Chief Executive Officer
BARC Electric Cooperative

Mike Keyser is the Chief Executive Officer of BARC Electric Cooperative, a rural Virginia electric cooperative located three hours southwest of Washington DC, serving 13,000 members. ... Complete Bio >>
Bob Knight

Executive Vice President and COO
Harrison Edwards Strategic Communications, Inc.

Bob Knight is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Harrison Edwards Strategic Communications in Armonk, New York and is heavily involved in the company's key sectors including broadband/small cell, economic development, government, ... Complete Bio >>
Casey Lide

Principal
Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

Lide represents local governments and public power utilities in matters involving telecommunications, cable television, high-speed data communications, internet access, wireless telecommunications, right-of-way management, pole and conduit attachments, and barriers to the public-sector entry into telecommunications. ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Mancini

Director, Sales Engineering
Xfinity Communities

Mancini lends consultative guidance in business-to-business solution sales and development of the advanced technology/product road map. He has more than 30 years of networking/integration expertise, spanning tenures at Sprint, Siemens and Raytheon. ... Complete Bio >>
Tim Marema

Editor
Daily Yonder

The Daily Yonder (www.dailyyonder.com) is a national news platform covering rural America. Marema’s paid and volunteer correspondents around the country provide rural perspectives on national news and explore the nation’s diverse rural cultures, economies, politics and more. ... Complete Bio >>
Carly McCord, Ph.D.

Director of TeleBehavioral Health
Texas A&M Health Science Center and Clinical Services of the Telehealth Counseling Clinic (TCC)

Carly E. McCord, Ph.D. is the Director of TeleBehavioral Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Clinical Services of the Telehealth Counseling Clinic (TCC, http://telehealthcounseling.org). ... Complete Bio >>
Ryan McCowan

Fiber Access Product Manager
ADTRAN

A veteran telecom professional with over 18 years in the industry, Ryan leads the team defining and driving ADTRAN's vision for the fiber-based access networks of today and tomorrow. ... Complete Bio >>
Jannine Miller

Senior Advisor for Rural Infrastructure
USDA

Jannine Miller is honored to serve as Senior Advisor for Rural Infrastructure to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. She leads comprehensive, data-driven analysis to optimize effectiveness of infrastructure-related policies, programs, regulations, and budgets. ... Complete Bio >>
Dean L. Mischke, P.E.

Vice President
Finely Engineering Company, Inc.

Dean has been with Finley Engineering for more than 28 years. Dean is a BSEEE graduate of California State University, Sacramento, and earned his Professional Engineer License in 1994, maintaining active licenses in ten states where he provides consulting and engineering services. ... Complete Bio >>
Stephen Milton

CEO
GigabitNow, Inc.

Milton works with small cities, counties, townships, villages and owner associations (homes, condos, etc.) to develop strategic and tactical plans to design, build and operate fiber networks in underserved communities across the United States. ... Complete Bio >>
Christopher Mitchell

Director, Community Broadband Networks
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Mitchell is a leading national expert on community networks and internet access. At ILSR, he serves as policy director for Next Century Cities, a national collaboration of mayors and chief information officers seeking universal access to fast, affordable, reliable internet connections. ... Complete Bio >>
Kevin Mitchell

Vice President, Marketing
Alianza

For over two decades Kevin Mitchell has analyzed, researched and marketed next-generation technology in telecommunications. He is currently Vice President of Marketing at Alianza, leading marketing strategy, communications and ... Complete Bio >>
Will Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
VETRO FiberMap™

Will holds a Master of Science degree in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, and has been a full time GIS practitioner and consultant since 1993. ... Complete Bio >>
Mary Nitschke

Director of Ancillary Services
Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc.

Mary Nitschke is passionate about utilities, and should perhaps switch to decaf. She is the first president of the Utility Management Advisory board, possesses an Energy Resource Management Certificate from UC Davis, and two Bachelors of Art from UC Berkeley ... Complete Bio >>
Daniel O’Connell

Senior Director of Consumer Markets
CenturyLink

Daniel O’Connell is a Senior Director of Consumer Markets for CenturyLink. He leads a nationwide team of sales and engineering professionals in designing technology solutions and securing bulk and marketing agreements with residential real estate developers, owners and property management companies. ... Complete Bio >>
Brian O'Hara

Senior Director Regulatory Issues, Broadband & Telecommunications
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Brian O'Hara joined NRECA in October 2017 as Senior Director Regulatory Issues focusing on telecommunications and broadband issues. In this position, he will develop and direct association regulatory policy on ... Complete Bio >>
Ted B. Osborn

SVP Strategy & Regulatory Affairs
Nextlink Internet

Ted Osborn leads Strategy and Regulatory Affairs for Nextlink, an Internet Service Provider to commercial, enterprise, and rural residential markets in Texas and Oklahoma. Founded in 2012, Nextlink has a dedicated staff of 250 people serving 30,000 accounts ... Complete Bio >>
Angelina Panettieri

Principal Associate, Technology and Communications
Federal Advocacy, National League of Cities

Angelina Panettieri is Principal Associate, Technology and Communications for the National League of Cities, which represents the nation’s 19,000 cities, towns, and villages. ... Complete Bio >>
Shawn Parker

Director, Fiber City Networks
Nokia

Shawn has been instrumental in the development of Nokia's Fiber City Division. As a seasoned executive he has passionately worked to bridge the digital divide with the Nokia Fiber City Team. ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Paschick

Principal
National WiFi

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. Drawing on an engineering background at Michigan State University and experience gained as a U.S. Marine specializing in wireless communications, he brings ... Complete Bio >>
Don M. Patten

General Manager
MINET

With more than 25 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industry, Don Patten joined Monmouth – Independence Networks, MINET, as General Manger in late 2013. ... Complete Bio >>
Jane Smith Patterson

Partner
Broadband Catalysts

Jane Patterson, Brian Rathbone and Deborah Watts have created a new LLP, called Broadband Catalysts to promote broadband in rural areas and lower income urban areas. Jane has previously served as executive director of the ... Complete Bio >>
Alan Pong

President & CEO
Comfort International Inc.

Alan has been in the HVAC and Energy Management industry since 1989 and recognized as a leading expert in energy management. He has helped clients achieve the lowest metrics in energy for their medium to large commercial facilities. ... Complete Bio >>
David Post

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Salisbury, NC; Attorney, David Post Law Firm

With more than 30 years as an attorney, David has gained valuable experience in multiple areas of law. He has enjoyed careers such as a college professor, CPA, businessman, and lawyer. ... Complete Bio >>
Henry Pye

Vice President, Residential Technology Services
RealPage, Inc.

Pye’s Resident Technology Services team helps owners, managers, developers and general contractors negotiate and design the best possible resident-facing services and technologies. Prior to joining RealPage, ... Complete Bio >>
Bryan Rader

President
Access Media 3

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 >>
Jeff Reiman

Principal
The Broadband Group

Jeff brings a comprehensive understanding of technology, capital market structure, and entrepreneurial leadership to assist clients in building structures that advance broadband network deployments ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Render

CEO and Principal Analyst
RVA LLC Market Research and Consulting

Render is a recognized expert in North American fiber broadband rollout and a regular presenter at national and international broadband and smart cities conferences as well as a consultant to numerous public and private organizations in the fiber optic industry. ... Complete Bio >>
Catharine Rice

Project Director, Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC)
Consultant, Broadband-Matters

Catharine Rice is Project Director for the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC), and consultant with Broadband-Matters. For more than a decade, Catharine has been a cable and broadband consultant serving North Carolina communities in planning and ... Complete Bio >>
Graham Richard

CEO
Graham Richard Associates, LLC

Graham Richard is the Managing Partner of Graham Richard Associates LLC. His firm provides services to companies and communities as they work to invest in the Clean Economy in Opportunity Zones. ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Riley

Vice President, Engineering, ISP Engineering
Mid-State Consultants, Inc.

Mike Riley is a licensed professional engineer and the Vice President of Engineering for Mid-State Consultants. Mike has 30 years experience in the industry and has worked on telecom projects in more than 30 States. ... Complete Bio >>
David Robertson

Vice President
Lewis, Young, Robertson & Burningham, Inc.

David Robertson has served in the municipal bond industry since 2000 having structured over $2 billion in bonds for general obligation, revenue bonds and other debt structures. ... Complete Bio >>
Norman Roe

CEO
Synergy Fiber

Is the CEO of Synergy Fiber, oversees the global entities of Synergy in three countries. With 30 years of experience, Norm is a recognized expert in large venue technology. He founded a global brand focusing on high-end BLEC ... Complete Bio >>
Steven S. Ross

Editor-at-Large
Broadband Communities Magazine

Ross is a long-time technology writer, a former full-time professor at Columbia University and the founding editor of Broadband Communities Magazine, a national publication and ... Complete Bio >>
Stephen J. Sadler

Director, Resident Technology Services
RealPage, Inc.

Sadler manages all resident technology services efforts related to new developments, including negotiations and design. He joined RealPage in 2014, bringing 29 years of telecommunications design and specification experience. ... Complete Bio >>
Valerie M. Sargent

Executive Director
Multifamily Broadband Council

Valerie M. Sargent has a passion for bringing vitality to individuals and organizations. From her start as a leasing consultant over 25 years ago, she has guided her multifamily career through the years to become a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and consultant. ... Complete Bio >>
McKenzie Schnell

Associate
Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

McKenzie is an Associate at Baller Stokes & Lide, PC where she is involved in a broad range of communications matters. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. private-sector. ... Complete Bio >>
Craig Settles

President
Gigabit Nation

For over 30 years Craig Settles’ workshops, consulting services and books have helped public, private and nonprofit organizations worldwide use technology to cut costs, improve business operations and increase revenue. ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Shapiro

Consultant, MetroNet
Former Chief Innovation Officer, City of Lexington

Scott consults with MetroNet, the fiber-to-the-home company that provides gigabit internet services to more than 40 cities in three states. Prior to working with MetroNet, Scott served two terms with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray as the city’s Chief Innovation Officer. ... Complete Bio >>
Richard Sherwin

Member, Wireless Hall of Fame
Spot On Networks, LLC

Richard J. (“Dick”) Sherwin has been involved in wireless communications and radio frequency transmission for the past 30 years. Together with a number of telecommunications veterans, he founded and funded Spot On Networks, LLC, a provider of ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Slovin

Vice President, National Field Sales
Xfinity Communities

Slovin has more than 20 years of sales, operations and marketing leadership experience in the telecommunications and cable industries. He manages Comcast’s direct sales and XFINITY Communities sales channels and ... Complete Bio >>
Brian Snider

Broadband Director
Neighborly

Brian Snider leads the broadband group at Neighborly, the financial technology company connecting communities with the capital they need to fund vital public infrastructure. ... Complete Bio >>
Deb Socia

Executive Director
Next Century Cities

Deb Socia is the executive director of Next Century Cities, a nonprofit that strives to support community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that all people have access to fast, affordable, reliable internet. ... Complete Bio >>
Angela Stacy

Vice President of Marketing and Communications
SmartWorks Partners

As Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Angela is responsible for running all facets of the Marketing organization and serves on the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. ... Complete Bio >>
Tom Stender

Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
InfiniSys

Stender has been with InfiniSys for nearly two decades. He oversees product development to ensure that InfiniSys designs meet the latest standards. He also closely monitors the telecommunications industry as ... Complete Bio >>
Sean Stokes

Principal
Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

Stokes’s clients include the American Public Power Association, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, regional and state utility associations and municipal leagues, and public and private entities in more than 35 states, including most publicly owned FTTH networks in the country. ... Complete Bio >>
Nathan Stooke

CEO
Wisper Internet

In the last 15 years, Nathan Stooke went from programming PCs to building Wisper into a successful multi-million-dollar Internet service provider. With headquarters in local Mascoutah, IL, Wisper now services Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. ... Complete Bio >>
Dave Sumi

VP of Marketing
Siklu

Dave posses a powerful combination of technical knowledge, International marketing savvy, expertise in strategic marketing and business development, as well as wide ranging experience in wireless from WiFi to Small Cells to 5G. ... Complete Bio >>
Kristy Szabo

Director of Consulting
Vantage Point

Kristy Szabo has more than 20 years of experience in business finance, especially relating to the telecom industry. Kristy is an expert on valuations for ILEC and CLEC operations, wireless operations and CATV systems. ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Terheggen

CEO
Consolidated Smart Systems

Dan Terheggen is the CEO of Consolidated Smart Systems, one of the leading MDU broadband providers in the United States. Consolidated offers high speed internet, digital satellite video and VoIP to its MDU and ... Complete Bio >>
Pierre Trudeau

President and CTO
Positron Access Solutions

Pierre is a seasoned Networking and Technology Executive and Board Member with over 35 years of experience. Prior to joining Positron in 2013, Pierre founded Colubris Networks, a leader in advanced Wi-Fi solutions for Wireless ISP, Carriers and Enterprises in March 2000. ... Complete Bio >>
Nicol Turner-Lee

Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation
Brookings Institution

Turner-Lee comes to Brookings from the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, ... Complete Bio >>
William Vallée

Connecticut Broadband Policy & Programs Coordinator
Connecticut Broadband Office

Vallée is a telecommunications attorney with the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel, where he has represented utility consumers before administrative utility regulatory bodies, the FCC, and state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. ... Complete Bio >>
Gino Villarini

Founder and CEO
AeroNet

Gino Villarini, Founder and CEO of AeroNet, is a tech entrepreneur that's always thinking of innovative ways to accomplish challenging goals. ... Complete Bio >>
Monica Webb

Government Relations
Ting Internet/Tucows

Webb spent her early career working in the financial services industry in Toronto, in marketing and management, where she launched channel marketing platforms that continue to dominate channel strategy in the mutual fund industry today. ... Complete Bio >>
Sue Weiske

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Charter Communications

Sue E. Weiske has over twenty years of in house counsel experience for large communications and software companies including Charter Communications, Level 3, Time Warner Cable, Intrado, and MCI Telecommunications. Currently, Sue is a Vice President ... Complete Bio >>
Nancy Werner

General Counsel
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA)

Nancy Werner is General Counsel of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Prior to joining NATOA, Nancy was Of Counsel at the law firm of Beery, Elsner & Hammond, LLP in Portland, Oregon, ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Weston

Senior Leader
Verizon Enhanced Communities

Weston has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, serving in key roles in sales, marketing, operations and planning. His Verizon team has served the multifamily market for more than a dozen years and are responsible for bringing the best of Verizon to ... Complete Bio >>
Jory Wolf

Vice President, Digital Innovation
Magellan Advisors

Wolf joined Magellan after 22 years as chief information officer of the City of Santa Monica, California, where he launched Santa Monica City Wi-Fi, which provides free internet services to the public through a network of 32 hot zones ... Complete Bio >>
Curtis Wynn

President and CEO
Roanoke Electric Cooperative & Affiliate Organizations

Curtis Wynn is president & CEO of Roanoke Electric Cooperative & Affiliate Organizations. He has nearly 38 years’ experience in the electric utility industry. He formerly held a number of management positions at West Florida Electric Cooperative. ... Complete Bio >>
Kevin Wynne

Manager, Americas
Comsof


Wynne, who has more than ten years of experience in strategic technical roles, currently leads Comsof’s commercial business in the North American market. Comsof’s innovative FiberPlanIT software enables its users to automate and optimize the design of their fiber networks. ... Complete Bio >>

 

Lisa R. Youngers

President & CEO
Fiber Broadband Association

Lisa R. Youngers is the President & CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) - the only all-fiber trade association in the Americas. Ms. Youngers oversees all aspects of the association including operations, finance, advocacy and ensuring member value. ... Complete Bio >>
Masha Zager

Editor-in-Chief
Broadband Communities Magazine

Zager is editor of Broadband Communities magazine. She has contributed to many technology and telecommunications publications, including Rural Telecommunications, REALTOR Association Executive Magazine, NewsFactor Network and Call Center Magazine. ... Complete Bio >>

 

April 8-11, 2019

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Here's a glance at last year's Summit.

Demographics

Who's attending our Summit events? Should you be making plans?

  Consultant, Contractor 10%
  Equipment Manufacturer, Supplier, Distributor 17%
  Government/Legal 12%
  System Installer, Service Provider 8%
  Financial Advisor, Institution, Investor 3%
  Systems Operator*
*Includes Telcos - Private, CLEC, ILEC, Cable Operators, Wireless Broadband Operators, Property Managers, Developers, Owners, REITs, University, College,
49%

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