Summit 2021 Speakers

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Scott Andersen

Senior Vice President, Sales

Scott joined Latch in 2016 to first bring the product to market and has since overseen the exciting growth of the commercial organization. Prior to Latch, Scott advised the ... Complete Bio >>
Jim Baller

Keller and Heckman LLP

Bio to come. ... Complete Bio >>
Demetrios Barnes

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Demetrios Barnes is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of SmartRent, where he leads the client engagement, supply chain and field operations teams. ... Complete Bio >>
Charlotte Bewersdorff

Vice President from Community Engagement

Charlotte Bewersdorff serves as Merit’s Vice President for Community Engagement. She has been a part of Merit’s leadership team since joining the organization in 2013. ... Complete Bio >>
Jeremy Billings

General Manager, Regional Engineering

Started in the Cable industry as a field tech 16 years ago and I’ve been working in Engineering for the past 14 years. ... Complete Bio >>
Beni Blell

Vice President of Sales
Hexatronic USA

Beni Blell, RCDD, is the vice president of sales for Hexatronic USA. He has over 25 years’ experience in ... Complete Bio >>
Douglas Blue

Business Development – North America

Doug Blue is responsible for Business Development for Nokia’s Network Infrastructure Division. Doug has over 20 years of leadership experience in ... 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. In that capacity Katelyn is responsible for bringing the best of ... Complete Bio >>
Sean Buckley

Broadband Communities

Buckley comes to Broadband Communities after nine years as senior editor at FierceTelecom, a daily online newsletter. ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Casey

Chief Executive Officer and President

As CEO of ROVR, Scott is responsible for strategic oversight, innovation and planning along with inspiring the team to achieve the company’s long and short-term goals. ... 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 ... Complete Bio >>
Leo Delgado

Founder and President
Converged Services

Leo Delgado is the Founder and President of Converged Services, the nation’s largest and most experienced telecommunications and technology advisory firm. ... 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 ... Complete Bio >>
Bruce Forey

BroadMax Group

Bruce Forey is recognized as a results-focused marketing and communications leader with a long career in the broadband industry. He established GVTC Communication’s first ... Complete Bio >>
John George

Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services

George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and OFS in systems engineering, applications engineering, marketing and manufacturing for 35 years. ... 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

Chief Executive O­fficer
HBG Strategies, LLC

Gold has more than 30 years of experience in the broadband industry. She served as president/CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, a nonprofit organization ... Complete Bio >>
Sean Gonsalves

Senior Reporter, Editor, Researcher
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Sean Gonsalves is a longtime former reporter, columnist, and news editor with the Cape Cod Times. He is also a former nationally syndicated columnist in 22 newspapers, ... 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 >>
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 ... 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 ... Complete Bio >>
Taylor P. Jones

President and CTO
Elauwit Connection Inc.

Taylor holds BS in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business and graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College. ... Complete Bio >>
Cheryl Jordan

Senior Director, Strategic Business Services
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

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

Managing Director, Utilities & Associate General Counsel
Tilson Technology Management

Katz works with clients in both the public and private sectors on broadband deployment strategies and developing both wired and wireless communication networks. ... Complete Bio >>
Bob Knight

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

Bob Knight is both a broadband industry professional and public official. He is a partner at Harrison Edwards PR+Marketing in Armonk, New York and ... Complete Bio >>
Hilda Legg

Rural Economic Development Consultant
Legg Strategies

Hilda Legg has dedicated her 40+-year career to rural economic development, with an emphasis on the build out of true broadband and on economic opportunities and ... Complete Bio >>
Kim McKinley

Chief Marketing Officer

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 >>
Brian Mefford

Vice President, Broadband
VETRO FiberMap

Brian Mefford will lead the State Broadband Office+VETRO project team. Brian is a broadband leader and strategist with 20+ years of experience helping states, communities and ... Complete Bio >>
Chris T. Merrell

Founder/Owner, Communications Consulting Group (CCG)

Mr. Merrell has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. After graduating from Presbyterian College, he ascended through various roles in the telecommunications industry. ... Complete Bio >>
Carl Meyerhoefer

Senior Vice President, Business Development
Conexon, LLC

Carl has been working in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years helping service providers successfully deploy fiber-to-the-home networks. Leveraging a strong understanding of ... 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. He runs, a comprehensive online clearinghouse of ... Complete Bio >>
Patrick Moreno

Product Marketing Manager
Zyxel Communications

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

Chief Marketing Officer
Clearfield, Inc.

Kevin leads the marketing efforts for Clearfield as Chief Marketing Officer and joined the company in 2016. He also currently serves as Vice Chair of the Fiber Broadband Association’s Board and ... Complete Bio >>
Kara Mullaley

Market Development Manager, Emerging Accounts
Corning Optical Communications

Kara Mullaley is the Community Broadband Market Development Manager supporting the North American Tier 2/3 needs at Corning Optical Communication. ... Complete Bio >>
Elizabeth Parks

Parks Associates

As President, Elizabeth supports all teams within Parks Associates, a woman- and family-owned market research and consulting firm. She oversees research topics and ... Complete Bio >>
Pete Pizzutillo

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
ETI Software

Pete Pizzutillo is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ETI Software and the founder and host of the Broadband Bunch Podcast. ... Complete Bio >>
Richard 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
RealPage, Inc.

Henry Pye serves as the vice president of Resident Technology Services for RealPage, Inc. The Resident Technology Services team assists owners, managers, developers and ... Complete Bio >>
Kurt Raaflaub

Head of Product Marketing, Broadband Access

Kurt Raaflaub has more than 20 years’ experience in telecom, mobile and cable. He has global product marketing responsibility for ... Complete Bio >>
Bryan Rader

Single Digits

Rader has more than two decades of experience in the multi-family broadband industry. He was the founder of MediaWorks, one of the ... 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 >>
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

Vice President Multifamily Development
RealPage, Resident Technology Services

Steve brings 36 years of telecommunications design, specification and project management experience. Currently, Steve is Senior Director of Multifamily Development of ... 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, he founded and ... 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 as ... Complete Bio >>
Deb Socia

President and CEO
The Enterprise Center

Socia is president and CEO of The Enterprise Center, a nonpro­fit that nurtures innovation in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with the goal of connecting people to resources and ... Complete Bio >>
David Spiller

Director of State and Local Operations
VETRO FiberMap

David Spiller is the Director of State and Local Operations for VETRO. David coordinates customer implementation and product delivery with our State and Local Communities. ... Complete Bio >>
Tom Stender

President, Chief Executive Officer

Stender has been with In­finiSys for more than two decades. As president, he oversees product development and design to ensure ... 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 ... Complete Bio >>
Andrea M. Taylor

Director of Ancillary Services
Morgan Properties

Andrea M. Taylor is the Director of Ancillary Services for Morgan Properties, the 2nd largest private multi-family owner in the country with 95,000 units and ... Complete Bio >>
June Tierney

Commission of Public Service
State of Vermont

June E. Tierney was sworn in as the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service by Governor Phil Scott on January 5, 2017. ... Complete Bio >>
Roger Timmerman

Executive Director and CEO

Roger is a technology management professional with over 17 years of experience in telecommunications and information technology. ... Complete Bio >>
Michael M. Turbes

Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel

Michael M. Turbes, Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel, is the lead attorney providing transactional and legal subject matter expertise for ... Complete Bio >>
Carl Vassia

Vice President of Product Management

Carl Vassia is Vice President, Product Line Management, Home Networks Segment, for CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. ... Complete Bio >>
Sue Weiske

Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Charter Communications

Weiske has more than 20 years of in-house counsel experience for large communications and software companies, including Charter Communications, ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Weston

Senior Leader
Verizon Enhanced Communities

Mike leads the Verizon Enhanced Communities group within Verizon. His team has been dedicated to serving the multifamily market now for more than a dozen years. ... Complete Bio >>
Linda Willey

Vice President – Business Services
Camden Property Trust

Linda Willey serves as Vice President of Business 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 >>
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. As executive director, he spearheads ... 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 >>
Jessica Zufolo

Vice President of Rural Broadband Strategy
Magellan Advisors

Jessica joins Magellan Advisors after serving in various senior leadership roles throughout federal government and non-profit sectors for over 20 years. ... Complete Bio >>


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