Summit 2020 Speakers

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Christopher Ali, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies
University of Virginia

Dr. Christopher Ali is an Associate Professor in Department of Media Studies. He joined the Department in the fall of 2013 after completing his PhD at the Annenberg School for Communication at ... Complete Bio >>
Abhay Ambati

Senior Vice President, Technology Services
Logical Buildings

Abhay Ambati, currently works as Senior VP of Technology Services at Logical Buildings. He has over a decade of experience working on 500+ commercial buildings in the United States. ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Ames

Hubacher, Ames & Taylor

Matt Ames is a member of the law firm of Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC. Mr. Ames specializes in cable and telecommunications law, representing private property owners ... Complete Bio >>
Matteo Andreoletti

Head of Infrastructure Equity, Europe and North America
Smart City Infrastructure Fund

Andreoletti is responsible for direct equity investments in Europe for Whitehelm Capital, a specialized infrastructure investment manager with more than €3 billion of assets under management. ... Complete Bio >>
Jim Baller

Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

Baller represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and in more than 35 states. ... Complete Bio >>
Dorothy C. Baunach


Dorothy Baunach is the Chief Executive of DigitalC, an organization she helped found and on whose Board she sat until 2017. ... Complete Bio >>
Ben Bawtree-Jobson

SiFi Networks

Bawtree-Jobson was involved in the formation of SiFi Networks and continues to direct all aspects of its public-private partnership offering in the fiber to the premise sector.... Complete Bio >>
Anthony Bednarczyk

Broadband Practice Leader
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

Bednarczyk leverages his expertise in business strategy, disruptive technology, network design, integration, and operations to help create broadband solutions that are value-driven and ... Complete Bio >>
Jeff Bertholdi


Jeff Bertholdi is a grass-roots executive with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. ... Complete Bio >>
Charlotte Bewersdorff

Vice President for Community Engagement
Merit Network

Charlotte Bewersdorff serves as Merit’s Vice President for Community Engagement. ... Complete Bio >>
Hank Blackwood

Chief Technology Services Officer
Dalton Utilities

Hank Blackwood is a seasoned professional with more than twenty-five years’ experience in the utility and telecommunications’ industries. ... Complete Bio >>
Ben Blink

Policy Advisor – Transportation and Technology Innovation
Office of Governor Doug Ducey

Ben Blink is the policy advisor for transportation and technology innovation for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Ben works to develop and implement the Governor's policy agenda related to infrastructure, ... Complete Bio >>
Gary A. Bolles

Chair for the Future of Work
Singularity University

Gary A. Bolles is the Chair for the Future of Work for Singularity University, a global learning platform based in Silicon Valley. ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Bonewitz

Chief Technology Officer

Bonewitz has a career-long track record of driving operational and financial performance in telecommunications companies and networks. ... Complete Bio >>
Paul M. Breakman, ESQ.

Vice President, Business and Technology Strategies
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Mr. Breakman is a Vice President at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). He leads the Cooperative Business Solutions team within the Business and ... 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 ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Brungardt

BHC Rhodes

Matt Brungardt, P.E. is a professional engineer with experience in project management, telecommunications engineering, civil engineering design and structural engineering. ... Complete Bio >>
Dean Bubley

Disruptive Analysis

Bubley is an independent technology industry analyst, futurist, speaker and consultant, with more than 25 years’ experience. ... Complete Bio >>
Katelyn Buckley

Director of MDU Sales
Verizon Enhanced Communities

Katelyn Buckley joined Verizon in 2012 and currently serves as Sales Director for Verizon Enhanced Communities. ... Complete Bio >>
Sean Buckley

Associate Editor
Broadband Communities

Buckley comes to Broadband Communities after nine years as senior editor at FierceTelecom, a daily online newsletter. He also oversaw FierceInstaller, a weekly publication chronicling trends ... Complete Bio >>
Ryan Buchert

STRATIS IoT, Inc. & BuLogics, Inc.

Buchert, entrepreneur, technologist and mentor, has more than 25 years of technology experience and holds numerous patents. ... Complete Bio >>
Mircea Ciocan

Business Development Manager

Mircea Ciocan is Director of Business Development for Nokia Fixed Networks – in his current role leads Nokia’s efforts to develop Broadband Communities Infrastructure in North America. ... Complete Bio >>
Drew Clark

Of Counsel, The CommLaw Group
Editor and Publisher,
President, Rural Telecommunications Congress

Drew Clark, the Editor and Publisher of Breakfast Media LLC, is a widely respected U.S.-based telecommunications attorney. ... Complete Bio >>
Andrew Cohill, Ph.D.

President and CEO
WideOpen Networks

Dr. Andrew Cohill is the President and CEO of WideOpen Networks. Cohill has an extensive background in broadband network design, broadband planning, and ... Complete Bio >>
Gail Corder

National Ancillary Services Manager
Fairfield Residential

Gail joined Fairfield Residential in 1998 and has served the company in a variety of roles over the years. ... Complete Bio >>
Ken Crawford

MDU Consulting Group, LLC.

Mr. Crawford is the CEO and Founder of MDU Consulting Group, LLC. a national independent full-service telecom consulting firm located in South Florida. ... Complete Bio >>
David Daugherty

Korcett and Clarus Broadband

Daugherty has more than 20 years of experience in the IT marketplace. ... 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. ... Complete Bio >>
Doug Dawson

CCG Consulting

Dawson has worked in the telecom industry since 1978 and has both a consulting and an operational background. ... Complete Bio >>
Leo Delgado

Founder and President
Converged Services

Delgado has been actively involved with the telecommunications and broadband industry for more than 35 years. For over 20 years, ... Complete Bio >>
Lynn Dodson

Vice President, Sales
Spectrum Community Solutions

Lynn Dodson is Vice President, Sales for Spectrum Community Solutions. Lynn has more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunication and cable industry. ... Complete Bio >>
Kevin Donnelly

Vice President for Government Affairs
National Multifamily Housing Council

Kevin Donnelly is vice president for government affairs of NMHC, with responsibility for representing the interests of the multifamily industry before Congress and federal agencies. ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Dunne

Founder and Executive Director
Center on Rural Innovation

Matt has focused his career on the intersection of rural policy and technology. He served 11 years in the Vermont House and Senate, enacting the first state’s first broadband grants. ... Complete Bio >>
Essam El-Beik

Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology

Essam El-Beik is a consultant with Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology helping expand broadband access throughout Illinois. ... Complete Bio >>
Carroll Faulkner

President and CEO
Digital Fields

Carroll Faulkner has significant experience working as a Consultant and Professional Engineer, and over 20 years focused on broadband communications. ... Complete Bio >>
Eric Fichtner

Chief Operating Officer
Symphony Technology Solutions

Fichtner has served as an executive in the communications and building systems technology fields for more than 30 years. ... Complete Bio >>
Ben Fineman

Michigan Broadband Cooperative

Ben is an advanced networking professional and community broadband activist. Some years ago, ... Complete Bio >>
Isak Finér

Chief Marketing Officer & VP North America
COS Systems

Isak Finer is Chief Marketing Officer & VP North America at COS Systems. After launching the COS Business Engine platform in 2008, ... Complete Bio >>
David Finn

Director of Corporate Development
Google Fiber, Seattle, WA

Throughout his 30-year career, Finn's work has focused on building partnerships with public officials and regulators, private companies, non-profits, and investors. ... Complete Bio >>
Glenn Fishbine

Chief Technology Officer
GEO Partners, LLC

Glenn Fishbine, focuses on GEO's software platform and performs some of the analytics provided to end-users. ... Complete Bio >>
Joseph Franell

Blue Mountain Networks & Eastern Oregon Telecom

Joseph Franell is the President of Blue Mountain Networks, a rural competitive Internet service provider and telephone company which includes Eastern Oregon Telecom and Gorge Networks. ... Complete Bio >>
Bill Gerski

Sr. Vice President, Business Development
Tri-Co Connections, Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative

William “Bill” Gerski has devoted much of his career to sales and strategic business development. Currently Bill serves as Senior Vice President, Business Development, at Tri-Co Connections, ... Complete Bio >>
Brett Glass


Glass is the founder of, the world's first WISP – in continuous operation since 1992 – and is still deploying rural broadband to unserved areas in Laramie, Wyo. ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Glivar

Holland and Hart LLP

For more than 25 years, Glivar has counseled small, mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies on their technology and telecommunications needs. ... Complete Bio >>
Heather Burnett Gold

HBG Strategies, LLC

Burnett Gold previously served as president/CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association (formerly the Fiber to the Home Council North America), a nonprofit organization that helps members plan, ... Complete Bio >>
Lev Gonick

Chief Information Officer
Arizona State University

Lev Gonick is an educator, technologist, and smart city architect. He has been teaching, working, and living on the Net for more than 25 years. ... Complete Bio >>
Julianne Goodfellow

Senior Director of Government Affairs
National Multifamily Housing Council

Julianne Goodfellow represents the apartment industry on legislative and regulatory policy on Capitol Hill and with the federal government. ... Complete Bio >>
Kenrick Gordon, P.E.

Chief Information Officer
Arizona State University

Kenrick (Rick) Gordon, P.E. has over 30 years in engineering design and construction administration experience. His career began as a civil engineer working with municipalities on public works projects. ... Complete Bio >>
Gregory Green


With over 20 years of senior management experience in the telecommunications sector, Greg Green co-founded Fatbeam in 2010. As an expert in building companies and ... Complete Bio >>
Rick Haughey

Vice President, Industry Technology Initiatives

Rick Haughey is Vice President, Industry Technology Initiatives at the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), where he expands strategic business and ... Complete Bio >>
Todd Holt

Point Broadband

Todd currently serves as the CEO for ITC Capital Partners (2014 – present) and Point Broadband (2016 – present), an ITC portfolio company. Todd’s prior employment includes: ... Complete Bio >>
Bryon Horn, CISSP, PMP

Chief Information Officer, Information Services Department
City of Fresno, California

Bryon Horn is a 25+ year veteran in Information Systems & Information Technologies. He has experience in a multitude of technologies and industry concepts. ... 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; ... 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. ... Complete Bio >>
Jeff Johnson

Director of Consumer Sales

Jeff Johnson has been with CenturyLink for 18 years in the consumer and small business organizations. Over the last 10 years, he has held leadership positions in the field sales and MDU organizations. ... Complete Bio >>
Cheryl Jordan

Senior Director, Telecommunications, Operations & Investment 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 >>
Sarah Jordan

Director Consumer Sales

Sarah has been with CenturyLink for 13 years and has held several jobs with CenturyLink in both the consumer and finance organizations. ... Complete Bio >>
Mitch Karren

Chief Product Officer

Mitch Karren oversees the product roadmap, software and hardware development lifecycle as well as marketing and all third party integrations. ... Complete Bio >>
Elin Katz

Managing Director, Utilities & Associate General Counsel
Tilson Technology Management

Elin Swanson Katz is the Managing Director of Utilities and Associate General Counsel for Tilson. Elin works with clients in both the public and private sectors on broadband deployment strategies and ... Complete Bio >>
Bob Knight

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

Knight is heavily involved in Harrison Edwards’ key sectors, including broadband/small cell, economic development, government, biotech, and health care. ... Complete Bio >>
Michele Kohler

Business Development Manager, Network Investment

With over 26 years of Telecommunications industry experience in Sales and Business Development, Michele joined the Facebook team over 3 years ago to focus on Network Infrastructure ... Complete Bio >>
Terry Koosed

Bel Air Internet

Terry Koosed is the founder and CEO of Bel Air Internet, a full service communications provider that delivers high-speed Internet, television and voice services across Southern California and ... Complete Bio >>
Dennis Kyle

SVP Rocky Mountain Fiber Solutions
Zayo Group

Kyle has more than 20 years of leadership experience in technology- and communications-related industries. At Zayo Networks' Mountain Region, ... Complete Bio >>
Virginia Lam Abrams

Sr. Vice President, External Affairs and Strategic Advancement

Virginia Lam Abrams is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Strategic Advancement at Starry Inc. Virginia Lam Abrams is a seasoned communications and ... Complete Bio >>
Greg Laudeman, Ed.D.

Executive Officer and Founder, Eduity, LLC
Senior Consultant, Magellan Advisors, LLC

Dr. Greg Laudeman has helped communities around the country get and use technology for community, economic and workforce development. ... Complete Bio >>
John Leary

Information Technology Manager
Westfield Gas + Electric

John Leary is the Information Technology Manager for Westfield Gas + Electric dba Whip City Fiber in Westfield, Massachusetts. ... Complete Bio >>
Casey Lide

Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

Lide represents local governments, public power utilities, and private companies in matters involving telecommunications, cable television, high-speed data communications, internet access, ... Complete Bio >>
Josh Lunsford

Director of Strategy, Multi-Family & New Build
Cox Communities

Josh is the Director of Multi-Family and New Build Strategy for Cox Communications. In this role, Josh is responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate multi-family and ... Complete Bio >>
Jack Lynch

Director of State Engagements

Jack Lynch is the Director of State Engagements at EducationSuperHighway, the leading non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America. ... Complete Bio >>
Racquel Madlala

Associate Director, Communications and Marketing

Racquel Madlala is Associate Director, Communications and Marketing, with the primary responsibility of planning and supporting NMHC’s digital publishing, marketing and communications initiatives. ... Complete Bio >>
Michael 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. ... Complete Bio >>
Ted Maulucci

SmartONE Solutions Inc.

Ted Maulucci is the President of SmartONE Solutions Inc., a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities. ... Complete Bio >>
Darrell Maynard

Eastern Telephone & Technologies

Darrell Maynard is currently President of Eastern Telephone & Technologies in Pikeville, KY. He attended Michigan Technological University, majoring in Electrical Engineering. ... Complete Bio >>
Stephen Mayo

Inteleconnect, Inc.

Stephen Mayo is one of the leading technology consultants focusing on the design and implementation of fiber networks and telecommunication strategies for master-planned communities, ... Complete Bio >>
Matt McCullough

Associate Director
Utah Education & Telehealth Network

Mr. McCullough recently became the new Associate Director of the Utah Telehealth Network, where he is responsible for UTN operations, strategic planning, and development of new services and sites for UTN. ... Complete Bio >>
Jeff McElhiney

Student Housing Technology Manager
Peak Campus Companies

McElhiney has worked for Peak Campus, a student housing property management company that currently manages more than 55,000+ beds across 100+ assets throughout the United States, since 2014. ... Complete Bio >>
Mike McGannon

Vice President, Wireless Engineering
Engineering Associates, LLC

Mike McGannon is currently a Vice President at Engineering Associates, LLC focused on improving broadband, communications and processes for communities across the United States. ... Complete Bio >>
Kim McKinley

Chief Marketing Officer

Kim McKinley, UTOPIA Fiber’s Chief Marketing Officer joined the company in 2010. She has been a driving force in making UTOPIA Fiber the fastest growing and ... Complete Bio >>
Greg Mesch

Founder & CEO

Mesch has established, grown and sold fiber companies across five European countries during his 35 years of telecom and network deployment experience. ... Complete Bio >>
Christopher Mitchell

Director, Community Broadband Networks
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Christopher Mitchell is a leading national expert on community networks and internet access. At ILSR, he serves as policy director for Next Century Cities, ... Complete Bio >>
Brad Moline

Allo Communications

Developing public and private companies has been Moline’s focus throughout his business career. ... Complete Bio >>
Ben Moncrief

Sr. VP – Strategic Relations
C Spire

C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company providing comprehensive wireless communications, ... Complete Bio >>
Carole D. Monroe

Board Chair, Community Outreach
ValleyNet, Inc.

Carole Monroe is the Chair of the Board of ValleyNet, Inc. the operations company of ECFiber and LymeFiber. She works with communities in New Hampshire and ... Complete Bio >>
Melissa Morales

Vice President of Operations
Boingo Wireless

Morales serves as vice president of multifamily operations at Boingo Wireless, a leading provider of connectivity solutions for multifamily communities. ... Complete Bio >>
Patrick Moreno

Product Marketing Manager
Zyxel Communications, Inc.

Patrick Moreno works as Product Marketing Manager for Zyxel Communications, Inc. Moreno handles product line related marketing supporting nationwide and ... Complete Bio >>
Mary Nitschke

Vice President, Sustainability

Nitschke is a passionate utility management professional and leader working to revolutionize sustainability in the multifamily industry. ... Complete Bio >>
Leslie Nulty

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mansfield Community Fiber, Inc.

At present Leslie Nulty serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Mansfield Community Fiber Inc., Jericho, Vermont. A privately held firm founded in 2016, ... Complete Bio >>
Sid Nurkin

Former President
Cullasaja HOA

Sid Nurkin received his degree in electrical engineering in 1963 and his law degree in 1966, both from Duke University. He practiced corporate law in Atlanta, Georgia for forty years, ... 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 >>
Chris Perlitz

Managing Director
Municipal Capital Markets Group, Inc.

Perlitz serves as an investment banker with experience integrating technology and finance to innovate in the public and private sectors. ... Complete Bio >>
Eric L. Pinckney

Project Executive, Commercial Real Estate

Eric L. Pinckney is the Project Executive responsible for the implementation of Assembly in Doraville, GA, which is a 145 acre, 10 million square foot redevelopment ... Complete Bio >>
Chris Pitts

Director of Sales Operations
Spectrum Community Solutions

Chris Pitts is Director of Sales Operations for Spectrum Community Solutions, Charter Communication’s division that provides customized WiFi, TV and ... Complete Bio >>
Sam Pratt

Render Networks

Passionate about innovation and harnessing the power of technology for global impact; Sam is focused on scaling Render’s unique Digital Network Construction approach ... Complete Bio >>
Dick Price

Broadband Planning

Dick Price has made a significant contribution to the development of cable TV and Broadband technologies in high-density communities over the past 40 years. ... Complete Bio >>
Henry Pye

Vice President, Resident Technology Services

Pye and the RTS team have collectively assisted thousands of developments and communities in 42 states and multiple countries. ... Complete Bio >>
Bryan Rader

UpStream Network

Rader has over two decades of experience in the multi-family broadband industry. He was the founder of MediaWorks, one of the most successful private cable operators in the southeast before its sale in 2006. ... Complete Bio >>
Anna Read

Officer, Broadband Research Initiative
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Anna Read is the research officer for the Pew Charitable Trusts’ broadband research initiative. Before joining Pew, she was a senior research associate at the American Planning Association. ... Complete Bio >>
Jerrald Rector

Vice President

With over 30 years of telecommunications experience, Jerrald Rector is an industry veteran with proven success in the integration of complex network strategies and ... Complete Bio >>
Gregory Remus

Verizon Enhanced Communities

At Verizon, Remus provides legal support for the Enhanced Communities division. He has supported Verizon for more than eight years, serving in a variety of roles in Verizon’s Consumer and Mass Business and ... 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 ... Complete Bio >>
Catharine Rice

Project Director
Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC)

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 ... Complete Bio >>
Graham Richard

Managing Partner
Graham Richard Associates

Richard provides advisory services to investors and business leaders as they seek to accelerate clean economy investments in communities and in Opportunity Zones. ... Complete Bio >>
Sheryl Riggs

Utilities Technology Council

Sheryl Riggs was named UTC’s President and CEO in June 2020. Previously Ms. Riggs served as Interim President and CEO and Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations. ... Complete Bio >>
Lewis L. Roberts, Jr.

Executive Director – Wireless Product Strategy
Cox Communications, Inc.

Lewis Roberts is the Executive Director of Wireless Product Strategy at Cox Communications. In this role, Mr. Roberts has responsibility for developing wireless mobility solutions and ... Complete Bio >>
Vickie Rodgers

Vice President, MDU Strategy and Sales
Cox Communications

As part of the Residential Sales and Operations leadership team, Vickie is responsible for MDU strategy, Sales and Operations driving revenue growth in our $2.5B MDU segment. ... Complete Bio >>
Steve Ross

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, ... Complete Bio >>
Jon Sallet

Senior Fellow
Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

Jon's work focuses on policies to preserve and protect internet openness, to advance competition more broadly, including through antitrust, and to support FCC actions to protect privacy, ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Sayre

Managing Director
Onward Eugene

Matt Sayre is Managing Director at Onward Eugene. In 2015, he and other local partners helped Eugene secure a ‘Top 10 up and coming tech cities in the Nation’ title from Fast Company Magazine. ... Complete Bio >>
Roberta Levy Schwartz, Ph.D., FACHE

Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Houston Methodist Hospital

In her role as chief innovation officer, Schwartz is responsible for advancing and expanding Houston Methodist’s digital innovation platforms, including telemedicine, artificial intelligence and big data. ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Shapiro


Scott Shapiro consults with MetroNet, the fiber-to-the-home company that delivers gigabit service to 80 communities in seven states. ... Complete Bio >>
Phil Sharps

Manager, Technical Services
Clarksville Connect Utilities

Phil Sharps is the Technical Support Manager of Clarksville Connected Utilities. Phil came to Clarksville Connected Utilities two years ago with twenty five years of telecom experience. ... Complete Bio >>
Ryan Sherby

Business Development

Sherby leads BalsamWest's efforts to develop and expand its residential FTTH customer base. He has 25+ years experience with Geographic Information systems and ... Complete Bio >>
Richard J. Sherwin

Spot On Networks, LLC

Sherwin has been involved in wireless communications and radio frequency transmission for the past 30 years. With a number of telecommunications veterans, ... Complete Bio >>
Eric Small

Vice President
AT&T Fiber Build

Eric Small is Vice President of AT&T Fiber Build. Eric’s 39-year professional career includes work as an integrated circuit design engineer, ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Smith

Owner and President
White Space Building Technology Advisors

Smith is a real estate technology expert with more than 15 years of experience focused on technology, operations, infrastructure, innovation and energy-saving solutions specifically ... Complete Bio >>
Deb Socia

President and CEO
The Enterprise Center

Deb Socia is President and CEO of The Enterprise Center, a nonprofit that nurtures innovation in Chattanooga with the goal of connecting people to resources and building an inclusive community. ... Complete Bio >>
Jonathan Solomon

Sr Partner Solutions Architect, Telecommunicators, Media & Entertainment
Amazon Web Services

Jonathan Solomon, Sr Partner Solutions Architect, joined Amazon Web Services in late 2019 where he works with telecommunications partners to create scalable media and ... Complete Bio >>
Dave Spence

Senior Director of National Accounts
XFINITY Communities

Dave Spence is Senior Director of National Accounts for Comcast's XFINITY Communities business unit. In this role Dave and his team manages the strategic relationships with key national property owners. ... Complete Bio >>
Tom Stender

President and CEO

Tom has been with InfiniSys for over two decades. As President, he oversees product development and design to ensure that all InfiniSys designs meet the most current standards. ... Complete Bio >>
Sean Stokes

Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

Stokes’s clients include the American Public Power Association, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, regional and ... Complete Bio >>
Nathan Stooke

Wisper Internet

In the last 17 years, Stooke went from programming PCs to building Wisper into a successful multimillion-dollar internet service provider serving Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. ... Complete Bio >>
Paul Sulisz

Biarri Networks

Paul Sulisz’s career within the telecommunications industry spans 18 years. He has spent 7+ years in the fiber/fixed access networks and 11 years in wireless networks including cellular & ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Terheggen

Consolidated Smart Systems

Terheggen is president of the Multifamily Broadband Council (MBC), which is the only national organization representing private and independent MDU broadband service providers in the country. ... Complete Bio >>
Patrick Thibeault

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
The Broadband Group

As Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Patrick Thibeault brings advanced design, engineering, and planning acumen to the TBG portfolio. ... Complete Bio >>
Dwight W. Thomas, Jr.

Director, Broadband & IT Services
City of Mont Belvieu – MB Link Broadband

Thomas' passion to interconnect people, places and things and his mission to connect the unconnected led him to the City of Mont Belvieu, Texas, where he oversees ... Complete Bio >>
Chris Townson

DTC Communications, Tennessee

Chris Townson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of DTC Communications and its subsidiaries. DTC Communications is a member-owned provider of telecommunications services ... Complete Bio >>
Jarius Treadway

Senior Attorney
CenturyLink Legal Department

Jarius is a Senior Attorney at CenturyLink, supporting the Consumer Special Acquisitions (MDU) group. Working with the MDU group, he participates in the contractual review and ... Complete Bio >>
Nicol Turner-Lee

Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation
Brookings Institution

Dr. Nicol Turner Lee is a fellow in the Brookings Institution Center for Technology Innovation, where she addresses the regulatory and legislative policies of telecommunications, current and ... Complete Bio >>
Chris Vargas

Director, Business Development
Boingo Wireless

Chris Vargas is director of business development at Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), a leading provider of connectivity solutions for multifamily communities. ... Complete Bio >>
Dr. Robert Wack

City Council President
Westminster, MD

Robert Wack served 16 years on the Westminster City Council, the last six as President, where he led the planning and construction of the Westminster Fiber Network; ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Wagner


Mark Wagner is currently the President and CEO of ThinkBig Networks, LLC. ThinkBig Networks is a next generation fiber optic based broadband provider. ... Complete Bio >>
Chris Walker

Telecommunications Director

Chris has been providing operational and leadership experience to NoaNet since it was founded in 2001. Hired as the Operations Manager, he was quickly promoted to Operations and ... Complete Bio >>
Jesse Walker

Spectrum Community Solutions

Walker heads the Spectrum Community Solutions division at Charter Communications that provides customized WiFI, TV and voice solutions for residential, multi-dwelling communities. ... Complete Bio >>
James Walton

Co-Founder and Vice President, Technology

A graduate from SMU’s Cox School of Business, James is constantly on the lookout for ways to make facilities perform better. ... Complete Bio >>
Nathan Watkins

City Manager
City of Mont Belvieu

Nathan is currently the City Manager for the City of Mont Belvieu and has served the community for 10 years. ... Complete Bio >>
Monica Webb

Head of Market Development & Strategic Partnerships
Ting Internet/Tucows

Webb spent her early career working in marketing and management in the financial services industry in Toronto, where she launched channel marketing platforms that ... Complete Bio >>
Nancy Werner

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

Nancy Werner is General Counsel of NATOA, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. ... Complete Bio >>
Sue Weiske

Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Charter Communications

Sue E. Weiske has more than 20 years of in-house counsel experience for large communications and software companies, including Charter Communications, Level 3, Time Warner Cable, Intrado and ... 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. ... Complete Bio >>
Allen Cory White


Allen Cory White is the founder of WhiteSky Communications, a telecommunications company that provides voice, video and data services to the MDU space. ... Complete Bio >>
Linda Willey

Director of Ancillary Services
Camden Property Trust

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 >>
Dave Williams

Technology Services Director
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Dave Williams has 35 years experience in technology in a wide breadth of business settings: education, legal, journalism, telecommunication, medical center, and municipal government. ... Complete Bio >>
John Windhausen

Executive Director
Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition

John Windhausen Jr. founded the SHLB Coalition in 2009 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ... Complete Bio >>
Dean Wolfe

Vice President of Technology and Vendor Relations
Choice Property Resources, Inc.

Dean Wolfe is Vice President, Technology & Vendor Services for Choice Property Resources, a leading advisor to the multifamily industry. ... Complete Bio >>
Jory Wolf

Vice President, Digital Innovation
Magellan Advisors

Wolf joined Magellan after 22 years as chief information officer for Santa Monica, California, where he launched Santa Monica City Wi-Fi, which provides free internet services to the public ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Wootton

General Manager-ACC

Matt Wootton is the General Manager for AT&T Connected Communities – a specialized division of AT&T dedicated to creating strategic partnerships with apartment ownership and ... 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. ... Complete Bio >>
Sarah Yaussi

Vice President, Business Strategy
National Multifamily Housing Council

Yaussi manages the NMHC’s business information and marketing strategy. Her responsibilities include producing print, digital and interactive content for the website, member communications, ... Complete Bio >>


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