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William Aderholdt, Ph.D.

Director, Program Management Office
Grand Farm, Emerging Prairie

Dr. William Aderholdt, the director of the program management office at Grand Farm, oversees more than 320 projects with over 50 organizations that are enabling technology to feed the world. ... Complete Bio >>
Samantha Alspaugh

Director, Global Sales and Corporate Development
RapidSOS

Samantha Alspaugh is the director of global account & corporate development with RapidSOS, working toward connecting the world of IoT and its clientele to emergency services in their users’ biggest time of need. ... Complete Bio >>
Chris Alvarado

Vice President of Development
Embrey Partners

Chris Alvarado is a vice president of development at Embrey, a vertically integrated, diversified real estate company. He represents Embrey through all phases of the development cycle from project identification, negotiations and ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Ames

Attorney
Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC

Matt Ames, a member of the law firm of Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC, specializes in cable and telecommunications law, representing private property owners and local governments in regulatory matters and contract negotiations involving access to rights-of-way and private buildings. ... Complete Bio >>
Diego Anderson

CEO
Lumos/NorthState

Diego Anderson, chief executive officer for Lumos and NorthState, has extensive leadership experience in driving business initiatives involving product development, innovative technology deployments, and ... Complete Bio >>
Will Aycock

General Manager
Wilson Greenlight Community Broadband

Will Aycock is responsible for the management and oversight of all Greenlight and information technology operations. He also supervises the management of the Unified Communications Center. ... Complete Bio >>
Jim Baller

Partner
Keller and Heckman LLP

Jim Baller represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and in more than 40 states, including more than 100 community broadband initiatives and partnerships at the local, state, and regional levels. ... Complete Bio >>
David Barron

CEO
Next Level Networks

David Barron is the CEO of Next Level Networks, a Silicon Valley company that has pioneered a disruptive approach to funding, building and operating ultra-high-speed fiber broadband networks. ... Complete Bio >>
Jordana Barton-Garcia, MPA

Principal
Barton-Garcia Advisors

Jordana Barton-García is principal of the social enterprise, Barton-García Advisors. She serves healthcare organizations, local governments, nonprofits, schools/universities, philanthropy, financial institutions, and ... Complete Bio >>
Andrew Beach

Vice President, Community Technology
Mill Creek Residential

Andrew Beach, vice president of community technology, is responsible for the selection, design and implementation of technology systems at Mill Creek’s communities. He has over nine years of experience in technology, ... Complete Bio >>
Andy Berke

Special Representative for Broadband, U.S. Department of Commerce
NTIA

Andy Berke joined NTIA as special representative for broadband in January 2022. Prior to joining NTIA, he served as mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., from 2013 to 2021. ... Complete Bio >>
Kevin Beyer

CEO
Federated and Farmers Telephone

Kevin Beyer has spent the last 20 years as a general manager, successfully leading the roll-out of an all-fiber network for Federated Telephone Cooperative, headquartered in Chokio, Minnesota, and ... Complete Bio >>
D. Rush Blakely, III

President & CEO
RealtyCom Partners, LLC

Rush Blakely guides the overall strategy and direction of RealtyCom Partners. He leads the team that negotiates with telecommunications service providers on behalf of RealtyCom clients to provide the most attractive level of services, ... Complete Bio >>
Shirley Bloomfield

Chief Executive Officer
NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association

Shirley Bloomfield is chief executive officer of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in ... Complete Bio >>
Gary Bolton

President & CEO
Fiber Broadband Association

Gary Bolton serves as president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association – the largest trade association dedicated to all-fiber-optic broadband. Prior to FBA, he held executive management positions in marketing, ... Complete Bio >>
Sean Buckley

Editor-in-Chief
Broadband Communities

Sean Buckley oversees all aspects of Broadband Communities Magazine as well as the company’s social media, webinars and podcasts. Buckley got his start in the telecom industry in 1998, when he joined ... Complete Bio >>
Emily E. Buckman

Director, Congressional Relations
American Farm Bureau Federation

Emily Buckman’s portfolio as director of congressional relations at American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) includes appropriations, broadband, rural affairs, and technology. She joined AFBF in ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Buehrle

Vice President of MDU Sales & Strategy
Frontier

Scott Buehrle guides the overall multifamily strategy and sales efforts at Frontier. He leverages nearly 20 years of experience serving the multifamily industry to effectively partner with multifamily owners, developers, and ... Complete Bio >>
Kirk Burgee

Chief of Staff
Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

Kirk Burgee is the chief of staff of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. In his work for the bureau, Burgee is involved in matters related to broadband deployment, including broadband deployment funding, data mapping and ... Complete Bio >>
Stephanie Burriss

Director of Multifamily Operations
Hunington Residential

Stephanie Burriss has 20 years of multifamily residential experience within the greater Houston area. She has been involved in leasing, training, acquisitions of multifamily properties, development, construction, accounting and ... Complete Bio >>
Kevin T. Cabbage

CEO
The Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Stanton, Iowa

Kevin Cabbage has been employed at The Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Stanton, Iowa, since April 1, 1983, and has served the company as a technician, an outside plant manager, a general manager and as CEO since 2112. ... Complete Bio >>
Jimmy Carr

Chief Executive Officer
All Points Broadband

Jimmy Carr is the chief executive officer of All Points Broadband, a ural-facing internet service provider in the mid-Atlantic region that is a four-time honoree on the Inc. 5,000 list of America’s fastest growing companies. ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Casey

Chief Executive Officer and President
ROVR

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

Director of Strategic Innovations
BH Management

Amy Chien, BH Management’s director of strategic innovations, focuses on future-forward software, programs and policies that bring efficiency and value to onsite teams, residents and clients. Since joining the BH corporate team in 2014, ... Complete Bio >>
Drew Clark

Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast
Attorney at Law, Drew Clark PLLC

Breakfast Media LLC CEO Drew Clark is a nationally respected U.S. telecommunications attorney. An early advocate of better broadband, better lives, he founded Broadband Breakfast in 2008 as part of the ... Complete Bio >>
Nicholas Coates

Town Administrator
Town of Bristol, NH

Nicholas J. Coates (Nik) is the town administrator for the Town of Bristol and manages Bristol’s economic development efforts in that role. During his six years, he has overseen the construction of a middle-mile and ... Complete Bio >>
Norman Comstock

Managing Director
UHY Consulting, Inc.

Norman Comstock, managing Director at UHY Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in strategic consulting services and an extensive information technology background. He advises clients on enterprise risk management, ... Complete Bio >>
Greg Conte

Director
Texas Broadband Development Office

Greg Conte serves as the director of the Broadband Development Office for the state of Texas. He has worked in the Texas Comptroller’s office since 2016, most recently serving as manager of the data analysis and transparency division. ... Complete Bio >>
Tom Coverick

Managing Director
Keybanc Capital Markets

Tom Coverick serves as the managing director for Keybanc Capital Markets, working with their public sector division. Tom has extensive experience in municipal broadband and public finance in the Midwest, Southwest, and Northeast. ... Complete Bio >>
Perry Crider

General Manager
DISH Fiber

Perry Crider is the general manager of sales over the high growth DISH Fiber initiative based out of Denver. He has nine years of experience with DISH Network in various verticals and B2B sales and now manages a team of highly skilled managers and ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Cunningham

Director ISP, MDU and PIP Sales
DIRECTV

Mark Cunningham serves as senior director of MDU sales for DIRECTV, which currently provides bulk and retail DIRECTV video services to multi-family communities in all 50 states through its authorized MDU dealers. ... Complete Bio >>
Pierrette Renee Dagg

Director of Marketing and Communications
Merit Network

Pierrette Renée Dagg, a community broadband advocate and education technology research professional, works for Merit Network at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The aim of her work is to bridge the gap between ... Complete Bio >>
Lee Davenport

Director of Community Development
US Ignite

Director of Community Development Lee Davenport leads US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities program and serves as project director for Project OVERCOME. For 20 years, he has worked with national nonprofit organizations, ... Complete Bio >>
Ian Davis

Telecommunications Attorney, Founding Partner
Davis Craig, PLLC

Ian 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 >>
Aaron Deacon

Managing Director
KC Digital Drive

Aaron Deacon is the founder and managing director of KC Digital Drive, a nonprofit civic organization with a mission to make Kansas City a digital leader and help cities adapt to disruptive technology change. He works with ... Complete Bio >>
Lynn Dodson

Vice President, Sales
Spectrum Community Solutions

Lynn Dodson, vice president, sales for Spectrum Community Solutions, has more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and cable industry. Throughout his career, he has held roles in the multifamily market, ... Complete Bio >>
Robin Doerschuk

Vice President & General Manager
Snip Internet

Robin Doerschuk, vice President and general manager of Snip Internet, is responsible for sales, operations, employee relations, hiring, implementing policies and procedures, and budgeting at the fiber service provider. ... 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. Prior to joining the council, ... Complete Bio >>
Sharon Douglass

Vice President of National Accounts
Cox Communications

Sharon Douglass, vice president of national accounts for Cox Communities, is an accomplished leader with 20+ years experience leading sales teams and negotiating complex contracts in the government and multifamily space. ... Complete Bio >>
Seamus Dowdall

Associate Legislative Director
National Association of Counties

Seamus Dowdall is a legislative associate staffing NACo’s telecommunications and technology policy steering committee, as well as working on NACo’s American Rescue Plan team. He is responsible for ... Complete Bio >>
Jamie Earp

Co-CEO & Managing Partner
ubiQuity

amie Earp, co-CEO and managing partner at ubiQuity, leads all aspects of investment processes, business and corporate development, finance, legal and strategic initiatives across the platform. ... Complete Bio >>
Ben Edmond

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Connectbase

Connectbase founder Ben Edmond has 20 years of experience in the fiber, telecom and networking industries, encompassing broad expertise in the areas of executive leadership, strategy, customer experience, ... Complete Bio >>
Joshua Edmonds

Director of Digital Inclusion
City of Detroit, Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT)

Joshua Edmonds is the City of Detroit’s inaugural director of digital inclusion and is America’s first municipal director of digital inclusion. He is responsible for the creation of Connect 313 – Detroit’s sustainable ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Ellison

Vice President Public Sector
FiberLight

Mike Ellison brings over 20-years of telecommunications experience to his current role as vice president, public sector at FiberLight. He is responsible for the overall management and performance of his team, ... Complete Bio >>
Julia Emrick

Vice President, Business Development and Operations
Harrison Edwards

Julia Emrick is the vice president of operations and business development at Harrison Edwards PR + Marketing based in Armonk, N.Y. This leading marketing and PR agency for community broadband deployment in ... Complete Bio >>
Glenn Fishbine

Architect
GEO Software, Geo Partners

Glenn Fishbine has been involved with startup technologies for his entire career and holds over a dozen U.S. patents. In 2011, he co-founded Breaking Point Solutions, LLC, a technology development company that developed ... Complete Bio >>
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher

Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

izzie Fletcher was elected to represent Texas’ Seventh Congressional District in the greater Houston area in 2018. The district, located entirely within Harris County, includes residents of Houston, Bellaire, Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, ... Complete Bio >>
Deb Fuglie

Senior Vice President of Operations
Vetro FiberMap

As VETRO’s senior vice president of operations, Deb Fuglie is the rare proven career leader who offers a perfectly balanced blend of intuitive relationship management and no-nonsense, goal-focused execution. ... Complete Bio >>
Roberto Gallardo Ph.D.

Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Dr. Roberto Gallardo, director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and an agricultural economics associate professor, has worked with rural communities over the past 17 years, conducting local and ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Glivar

Partner
Holland and Hart LLP

For more than 25 years, Dan Glivar has counseled small, mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies on their technology and telecommunications needs. At Holland & Hart LLP, he manages and provides the strategic vision for ... Complete Bio >>
Heather Burnett Gold

Vice President, External Affairs
Mears Group, Broadband Division

Heather Burnett Gold, vice president, external affairs for the Mears Group, Broadband Division, is responsible for raising the division’s profile throughout the industry. including to key public stakeholders. ... Complete Bio >>
Julianne Goodfellow

Vice President, Government Affairs
National Multifamily Housing Council

Julianne Goodfellow represents the apartment industry on Capitol Hill and with the federal government on legislative and regulatory policy. Her work focuses on the intersection of policy and industry practice related to cybersecurity, ... Complete Bio >>
Kenrick Gordon

Director
Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband

Kenrick (Rick) Gordon, P.E. has over 30 years of engineering design and construction administration experience. As the director of Maryland’s Office of Statewide Broadband at the Maryland Department of Housing and ... Complete Bio >>
Jen Gregory

Executive Director
Southern Tier 8 Regional Board

Jen Gregory serves as executive director of the Southern Tier 8 Regional Board (“Southern Tier 8”), a multifaceted economic development and planning agency coordinating activities in eight counties ... Complete Bio >>
Robert Grosz

Executive Vice President and COO
World Cinema, Inc.

Robert Grosz is currently the chief commercial officer and executive vice president of World Cinema, Inc., overseeing WCI’s overall vision to promote sustainable technology, 5G, global enterprise networks and ... Complete Bio >>
Rick Haughey

Vice President, Industry Technology Initiatives
NMHC

Rick Haughey is vice president, industry technology initiatives, at the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), where he expands strategic business and industry information for issues of technology, telecommunications, ... Complete Bio >>
Barbara Hayes

Chief Economic Development Officer
Rural County Reps of California (RCRC)

Barbara Hayes oversees implementation of the Rural County Reps of California’s economic development activities. In addition to assisting and supporting local economic development professionals, RCRC’s economic development ... Complete Bio >>
Frank Headrington

Director, Sales and Marketing
Verizon

Frank Headrington is Verizon Enhanced Communities Northeast Sales Director. Frank is responsible for Multi-dwelling unit sales and strategy. Frank is an accomplished Executive with over 20 years of corporate experience in ... Complete Bio >>
Harrison Hiner

Legislative and Political Director, Texas State Employee Union
Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 6

Harrison Hiner is a legislative-political coordinator and senior campaign lead for Communications Workers of America (CWA). CWA is a labor union representing telecommunications workers but also represents a ... Complete Bio >>
Jenn Holtz

Regulatory Vice President
JSI

Jennifer Holtz is the vice president of regulatory affairs at JSI, where she oversees federal and state regulatory affairs, compliance, and advocacy efforts for telecommunications companies. With expertise on broadband funding, ... Complete Bio >>
Duke Horan

Vice President of Operations
Mears Group

Duke Horan is vice president of operations for Mears Group, and is responsible for operation and management of projects and programs to support its customer base as well as for identifying markets and ... Complete Bio >>
Joanne Hovis

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

Joanne 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 & Taylor, PLLC

Art Hubacher is the managing member and co-founder of Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC, a law firm established to focus on telecommunications and technology issues for the real estate industry. Hubacher has ... Complete Bio >>
Travis Hull

Domain Lead – User Experience, Roadmap Development Division
FirstNet Authority

Travis Hull, the user experience domain lead within the FirstNet Roadmap Development Division, is focused on the development and utilization of devices and applications for public safety. Prior to working at the ... Complete Bio >>
Angela Imming

Director of Technology and Innovation
City of Highland, Ill.

Angela Imming is the director of technology and innovation and GM of Highland Communication Services at the City of Highland, Ill., one of very few municipally owned fiber to the premise networks and the only in the ... Complete Bio >>
Sandy Jack

Senior Manager, Market Development-VCN
CommScope

Sandy Jack has been a connectivity evangelist for over a decade, and these past few years have proven that being connected is even more important than ever. Whether the conversation is about upgrading existing infrastructure, ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Janssen

Sr. Manager of Sales Engineering
Quantum Fiber

Senior manager of sales engineering for Quantum Fiber, Mike Janssen oversees a nationwide team of sales engineers who evaluate and design broadband technology solutions for single family and multifamily communities. ... Complete Bio >>
Alison Johnson

Associate Vice President of Content and Program Strategy
National Multihousing Housing Council

Alison Johnson is responsible for designing and managing executive-level knowledge programs of strategic importance to NMHC’s mission and industry advocacy. With experience in finance and nonprofit management, ... Complete Bio >>
Sarah Jordan

Director Consumer Sales
Quantum Fiber

Sarah Jordan has been with Quantum Fiber for 13 years, holding several leadership roles within the consumer and small business organizations. She joined the Quantum Fiber Connected Communities team in 2011 and ... Complete Bio >>
Dr. Arshia Khan

Professor of Computer Science
University of Minnesota Duluth

Dr. Arshia Khan holds a bachelor of engineering in computer-engineering, an M.S. in computer science and Ph.D in information technology. Her research efforts are directed at growing the emerging new field of biomedical and ... Complete Bio >>
Benjamin Kahn

Reporter
Broadband Breakfast

Reporter Ben Kahn is a graduate of University of Baltimore and the National Journalism Center. His work has appeared in Broadband Breakfast, Washington Jewish Week, and The Center Square, among other publications. ... Complete Bio >>
Carl Kandutsch

Attorney
Kandutsch Law Office

Carl 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 >>
Sean Kelly, RCDD

Technical Director
Light Brigade

Sean Kelly, RCDD, technical director at The Light Brigade, has over 20 years of experience in fiber-focused technical, engineering, and business roles with companies including TE Connectivity, CommScope, and Rosenberger. ... Complete Bio >>
Deborah Kish

VP, Research & Workforce Development
Fiber Broadband Association

In her role as VP, research and workforce development for the Fiber Broadband Association, Deborah Kish is leading FBA’s research initiatives as well as serving as team lead building “OpTIC™” (Optical Telecom Installer Certification), ... Complete Bio >>
Fletcher Kittredge

CEO
GWI

Fletcher Kittredge is the founder and CEO of GWI. Kittredge, who grew up in Arundel, Maine, moved to Cambridge, Mass., after graduating from collage where he first worked at Bolt Beranek and ... Complete Bio >>
Bob Knight

President and CEO
Harrison Edwards PR

Bob Knight is both a broadband industry professional and a public official. He is the managing partner at Harrison Edwards PR + Marketing in Armonk, N.Y. This leading marketing and PR agency for community broadband ... Complete Bio >>
David Kramer

Senior Director – Corporate Strategy and Development
Cincinnati Bell Business

David Kramer, director of business product strategy at Cincinnati Bell, brings 30 years of telecommunications experience to the job. His background includes extensive knowledge in engineering, construction, and ... Complete Bio >>
Angie Kronenberg

Chief Advocate and General Counsel
INCOMPAS

Angie Kronenberg, the chief advocate and general counsel of INCOMPAS, manages the internet and competitive networks association’s policy team and its work before the federal government. FierceTelecom named her ... 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 education for the families who live in ... Complete Bio >>
J. Brent Legg

Executive Vice President of Government Affairs
Connected Nation

Brent Legg, executive vice president of government affairs for Connected Nation, leads the nonprofit’s federal and state advocacy efforts to advance policies that improve broadband access, reduce costs, and promote competition. ... Complete Bio >>
Laurel Leverrier

Assistant Administrator, Telecommunications Programs
Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Laurel Leverrier is the assistant administrator of the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS), Telecommunications Programs, where she oversees RUS’ $4 billion portfolio of telecommunications loans and grants. ... Complete Bio >>
Casey Lide

Partner
Keller and Heckman LLP

Casey Lide advises and represents public- and private-sector clients on contract drafting and negotiation matters, including fiber optic IRUs and leases, easements, franchises, attachment agreements, ISP service agreements, ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Mancini

Senior Director, Sales Engineering
Xfinity Communities

Mike Mancini is the senior director of sales engineering at XFINITY Communities™, Comcast’s business unit focused on bringing premier entertainment, high-speed data, WiFi, smart, and ... Complete Bio >>
Tracy Marshall

Partner
Keller and Heckman LLP

Tracy Marshall advises clients on a range of regulatory matters, including privacy and data security, advertising and promotions, telemarketing, and intellectual property matters, as well as business counseling and ... Complete Bio >>
Amanda Martin-Herrera

Telecommunications Policy Analyst, US Department of Commerce
NTIA

Amanda Martin-Herrera currently serves as a telecommunications policy analyst within the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth at NTIA. Prior to joining NTIA, she established and managed the State of Tennessee’s ... Complete Bio >>
Gabe Martinez

Manager, Community Technology Services
LMC, a Lennar Company

Gabe Martinez serves as manager of community technology services with Lennar Multifamily Communities (LMC), working with development, construction and consultants on design and successful deployment of all ... Complete Bio >>
Carol Mattey

Principal
Mattey Consulting LLC

Carol Mattey, the principal of Mattey Consulting LLC, based in the Washington metro area, is one of the nation’s leading experts on the FCC’s universal service programs, drawing on more than a decade of experience as ... Complete Bio >>
Ted Maulucci

President
SmartONE Solutions Inc.

Ted Maulucci is the president of SmartONE Solutions Inc., a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities. He is passionate about contribution and advancing innovation across ... Complete Bio >>
Johnny McClanahan

President & CEO
North Central Telephone Cooperative (NCTC)

Johnny McClanahan, the president and CEO of North Central Telephone Cooperative (NCTC) in Lafayette, Tennessee, has over 33 years of experience in the telecom industry. He began his tenure at NCTC as an accountant in 1989 and ... Complete Bio >>
Dewayne McDonald

President & CEO
Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation

Dewayne McDonald, the president and CEO of Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation in Bowling Green, Ken., has over 30 years of experience in the electric industry. He began his tenure at Warren RECC as ... Complete Bio >>
Bill McFarland

CTO
Plume

Bill McFarland. CTO of Plume, leads projects in data science, optimization, standards, intellectual property, and regulatory matters. Previously VP of technology at Qualcomm, and the CTO of Atheros Communications, ... Complete Bio >>
Kelly McGriff

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Uniti Group Inc.

As vice president and deputy general counsel of the Uniti Group, Kelly McGriff works with states, counties, and municipalities to secure ROW rights for network infrastructure builds across all Uniti entities. ... Complete Bio >>
Kim McKinley

Chief Marketing Officer
UTOPIA Fiber

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 highest rated open access network in the country. In her role as ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Menhart

Chief Information Technology Officer
Traverse Power & Light

Scott Menhart, the chief information technology officer for Traverse City Light & Power (TCLP), has more than 20 years of experience in technology and broadband industries. He has been actively involved with ... Complete Bio >>
Chris T. Merrell

Founder & Chairman
Communications Consulting Group (CCG) and Landlease.com

Chris Merrell has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has held executive positions at Adelphia Cable, TCI Cable, Primestar Satellite and at AT&T Broadband. During his career, ... Complete Bio >>
Heather Mills

VP, Grant and Funding Strategies
CTC Technology & Energy

Heather Mills leads CTC’s grant and funding strategies team, which develops strategies and delivers tactical application and post-award support to CTC’s public sector clients. She has authored guidance on new and ... Complete Bio >>
Christopher Mitchell

Director, Community Broadband Networks
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Chris Mitchell is a leading national expert on community networks and internet access. He runs MuniNetworks.org, a comprehensive online clearinghouse of information about community broadband, and ... Complete Bio >>
Adam Moore

Group Vice President of Customer Operations
Spectrum Community Solutions

Adam Moore, group vice president of customer operations for Spectrum Community Solutions, is responsible for customer service, customer experience, product and technology for more than two million Spectrum Community solutions customers. ... Complete Bio >>
Lisa Moore

Director Design Innovation
JPI

Lisa Moore brings over 20 years of experience in development and construction to the JPI team. As director of design Innovation at JPI Companies, she leads the efforts in research, design, bulk negotiations, and ... Complete Bio >>
Mano Nachum

Chief Product Officer
Connectbase

Prior to leading the product team at Connectbase, Mano Nachum served in several product, technology, and strategy leadership roles for innovative high-growth cloud-based solutions in the telecom and HR Tech industries. ... Complete Bio >>
Elliot Noss

President and CEO, Tucows
Executive Officer, Ting

Under President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot Noss, Tucows challenged how software was distributed in the 1990s and how domain names were offered and managed in the 2000s. Now he is challenging how ... Complete Bio >>
Shrihari Pandit

President and CEO
Stealth Communications

Shrihari Pandit is the President and CEO of Stealth Communications, the NYC-based ISP he co-founded in 1995. Stealth, having built its own fiber-optic network throughout the city, provides high-bandwidth connectivity services to a ... Complete Bio >>
Johnny Park

CEO
Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN)

Johnny Park is CEO of Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN), a consortium of 10 counties in north-central Indiana devoted to developing the region into a global epicenter of digital agriculture and ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Passalacqua

Regional Business Development Manager, MDU
Astound

Matt Passalacqua, a senior enterprise and market development executive, has led nationwide direct and indirect multifamily market development teams with dedicated vertical focus on multifamily solutions since 2006. ... Complete Bio >>
Joe Patton

President, Wholesale Sales
SiFi Networks

Joe Patton, president of wholesale at Sifi Networks, is instrumental in the development of the company’s revenue strategy and implementation. He has worked in the telecommunications industry for 32 years and ... Complete Bio >>
Hunter Pieklik

Senior Partnerships Manager
EducationSuperHighway

Hunter Pieklik is senior partnerships manager at the national nonprofit EducationSuperHighway. She is responsible for developing relationships with managed Wi-Fi providers, multifamily housing associations, and ... Complete Bio >>
Scé Pike

CEO and Founder
IOTAS, Inc.

Scé Pike started her career in the ‘90s in Silicon Valley, designing and developing the first e-commerce sites for GM, HP, Blue Cross, and others. She helped to pioneer smart phones at Palm, where she worked on ... Complete Bio >>
Pete Pizzutillo

Vice President of Marketing
ETI Software

Pete Pizzutillo, the vice president of marketing at ETI Software, is also the founder and host of the Broadband Bunch Podcast. At ETI, he is responsible for leading global partner / channel development as well as ... Complete Bio >>
Mary Ellen R. Player

Vice President for Market Management and Expansion
Consolidated Communications

Mary Ellen R. Player, the vice president for market management and expansion at Consolidated Communications, is responsible for all public/private partnership expansion as well as all field sales activities across ... Complete Bio >>
Joe Plotkin

Director, Business Development
Stealth Communications

Joe Plotkin is director of business development for Stealth Communications, an independently owned ISP in New York City. Stealth has built its own state-of-the-art fiber network throughout the city, and provides multi-gigabit connectivity to businesses. ... Complete Bio >>
Richard Price

CEO
Broadband Planning

Dick Price has made a significant contribution to the development of cable TV and broadband technologies in highdensity communities over the past 40 years. During his career he has negotiated cable/telecom service ... Complete Bio >>
Barney Pullam

Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Services
Inland Investment Real Estate Services, Inc.

Barney Pullam has been in the real estate industry for 30 years, holding positions with both public REIT’s and private firms. As Inland’s senior vice president of strategic business services, he is responsible for evaluating, recommending and ... Complete Bio >>
Kurt Raaflaub (pronounced RAF – LOB)

Head of Product Marketing
ADTRAN

Kurt Raaflaub leads Adtran’s product marketing team, and has more than 25 years’ experience in telecom, mobile and cable. He has global product marketing, market intelligence, media and analyst relations responsibility for ... Complete Bio >>
Bryan Rader

President, MDU
Pavlov Media

Bryan Rader has more than 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. She also worked as a project manager ... Complete Bio >>
Jeff Reiman

President
The Broadband Group

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

CEO and Principal Analyst
RVA LLC Market Research and Consulting

Michael 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 ... 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 a consultant with Broadband Matters. For more than a decade, she has been a cable and broadband consultant serving ... Complete Bio >>
Craig Rice

Council Member
Montgomery County, Maryland

Craig Rice chairs the Montgomery County Council’s Education and Culture Committee and serves on its Health and Human Services Committee. He serves on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors and ... Complete Bio >>
Guillermo Rivas

Vice President, New Business Development
Cox Communities

As the vice president of new business development for Cox Communities, Guillermo Rivas manages the teams responsible for building strategic relationships with developers, builders and owners of apartments, condominiums and ... Complete Bio >>
Margarita Rivera, CISSP, CIPT, CRISC, CISM, CISA

VP of Information Security
LMC, a Lennar Corporation

An information security executive with over 20 years of experience, Margarita Rivera has thrived on solving complex problems her entire career. She has dedicated her professional journey to building information security risk, compliance and ... Complete Bio >>
Jose Rodriguez

Regional Director of Operations
Servitas Management Group

Jose Rodriguez brings extensive site operations, facilities management, customer service, and IT based customer solutions to the Servitas Management Group. Over his more than 13-year career, he has worked on campus, ... Complete Bio >>
Angel Rogers

Director of Learning & Development
National CORE

Angel Rogers, ARM, CAM, CCRM, started her career with National Community Renaissance in 1996 as a community manager and is now their director of learning and development. She is also the owner of ... Complete Bio >>
Steve Ross

Editor-at-Large
Broadband Communities Magazine

Steve 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 the leading source of information on digital and ... Complete Bio >>
Chad Rupe

Broadband Program Manager
State of Montana

Chad Rupe currently serves as the State of Montana’s Broadband Program manager. He has over 16 years of community banking experience and most recently served as the 21st administrator of USDA’s Rural Utilities Service during ... Complete Bio >>
Stephen J. Sadler

Vice President, Multifamily Development
RealPage, Resident Technology Services

teve Sadler brings 36 years of telecommunications design, specification and project management experience to his job as senior director of multifamily development of the resident technology services (RTS) team at ... Complete Bio >>
Jacques Saive

Director, Business Development – Mixed-Use
AT&T Connected Communities

Jacques Saive, director business development, leads mixed-use property acquisition for AT&T Connected Communities. Since joining AT&T in 2012, he has served AT&T in multiple roles and leadership positions in fundamental network planning, ... Complete Bio >>
Valerie M. Sargent

Multifamily News Correspondent
Broadband Communities

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 ... Complete Bio >>
Alison Savage

Senior Manager
RealPage Resident Technology Services Team

Alison Savage, whose responsibilities include vendor negotiations for bulk services in traditional/luxury multi-family and senior housing, brings over 20 years of telecom experience to the RTS team. This includes 16 years at ... Complete Bio >>
Peggy Schaffer

Executive Director
ConnectME Authority

Peggy Schaffer is the executive director of the ConnectME Authority, Maine’s program to expand broadband to unserved areas of the state. She performs the normal duties of a director, including budgets, grant processes and ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Schmit

Director
Illinois Office of Broadband

Matt Schmit serves as the Director of the Illinois Office of Broadband. In this capacity, he is responsible for facilitating the deployment of the Connect Illinois broadband infrastructure grant program. ... Complete Bio >>
Ted Schremp

CEO
IQ Fiber

Ted Schremp is the CEO of IQ Fiber, a residential fiber-to-the-home internet provider deploying a state-of-the-art broadband network in Northeast Florida. Founded in 2021, IQ Fiber offers consumers a modern, no-hassle choice in ... Complete Bio >>
Kathy Schwarting, MHA

Chief Executive Officer
Palmetto Care Connections

Kathy G. Schwarting, MHA, serves as the chief executive officer of Palmetto Care Connections (PCC), a nonprofit telehealth network for South Carolina that was founded in 2010. PCC primarily focuses on improving access to ... Complete Bio >>
Kevin Schwartz

Executive Director, CommunityConnect
Geeks Without Frontiers

Kevin Schwartz serves as executive director at Geeks Without Frontiers, leading efforts in the N50 Project to bring commercial, nonprofit, academic, and government organizations together to accelerate adoption of broadband services for ... Complete Bio >>
John Scrivner

Vice President, Broadband
Live Oak Bank

John Scrivner has served for the last three years as VP of broadband lending for Live Oak Bank, a national commercial lending institution offering SBA and conventional loans and irrevocable letters of credit to independent broadband operators. ... Complete Bio >>
Andrew Semenak

Managing Director
Pinpoint Capital Advisors

Andrew Semenak has more than 20 years experience in telecommunications investment banking. He is the founding partner of Pinpoint Capital Advisors and has advised on numerous domestic and international capital raisings and mergers and ... Complete Bio >>
Jody Shadduck-McNally

County Commissioner – District 3
Larimer County, Colorado

Jody Shadduck-McNally was elected Larimer County Commissioner for District 3 in 2020, the first woman to hold that seat. The area encompasses Loveland, Berthoud, Estes Park and surrounding areas. ... Complete Bio >>
Nancy J. Shemwell

COO
Trilogy Networks

Nancy Shemwell serves as COO of Trilogy Networks, the leading provider of distributed cloud infrastructure across the United States. She is responsible for guiding the company’s ongoing growth and executing ... Complete Bio >>
Richard J. Sherwin

CEO
Spot On Networks, LLC

Richard 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 funded Spot On Networks, LLC, a provider of ... Complete Bio >>
Angela Siefer

Executive Director
National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, has been working in the field we now call digital inclusion since 1997. From physically setting up computer labs in underserved areas and ... Complete Bio >>
Mickey Slimp

Broadband Project Manager
Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG)

Mickey Slimp initiated his communications career as a field reporter in the Virginia/Kentucky coal mines and as an ed tech researcher in Central America. With almost 30 years of experience in rural broadband, he is a project manager/consultant for ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Smith

Owner and President
White Space Building Technology Advisors

Mike Smith, recognized as a technology leader among peers and other industry leaders, has honed his 20+ years of experience to focus on a niche in technology, operations, infrastructure, innovation and energy saving solutions ... Complete Bio >>
Ryan Smith

Business Development: U-Telco
Nokia

Ryan Smith is the head of business development for utility broadband at Nokia and the co-vice chair of the Rural Broadband Working Group within the Utility Broadband Alliance. Smith has spent the last 12 years helping utilities ... 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, Tennessee, with the goal of connecting people to resources and building an inclusive community. ... Complete Bio >>
Dave Spence

Senior Director of National Accounts
Xfinity Communities

Dave Spence, senior director of national accounts for Xfinity Communities, and his team manage the strategic relationships with key national property owners. Prior to joining Comcast, he held sales leadership positions in the ... Complete Bio >>
Erik Spring

VP of MDU Sales and Business Development
Bai Connect

Erik Spring has been in the provider space for the last 10 years and has a variety of experience from the regional ISPs to the larger cable operators. He currently overseas all revenue streams for ... Complete Bio >>
James Stegeman

President & CEO
CostQuest Associates

James Stegeman is leading the creation of the national fabric that will be used for the upcoming Broadband Data Collection efforts at the FCC. He is and has been a major force behind the development of the ... Complete Bio >>
Sean Stokes

Partner
Keller and Heckman LLP

Sean Stokes represents clients on a wide range of communications matters including broadband, cable television, wireless communications, right-of-way management, pole attachments, barriers to community broadband initiatives, and ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Strait

CCO
Blue Stream Fiber

As chief commercial officer, Michael Strait leads all revenue generation efforts for Blue Stream Fiber and is responsible for guiding the team that positively impacts the lifestyles of residents and businesses in the communities that it serves. ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Strama

General Manager for Expansion Operations
Google Fiber

Representatives, receiving honorable mentions on Texas Monthly's Ten Best Legislators list in three of his five sessions in the House. Texas Monthly said "Strama cares as much about others' success as his own." ... Complete Bio >>
John Tait

Director of Strategy
Biarri Networks

John Tait, the director of strategy at Biarri Networks, has been with the company for over seven years and has been involved in many aspects of designing OSP networks for rural communities across North America. ... Complete Bio >>
J. Kirk Taylor

Attorney
Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC

J. Kirk Taylor is an attorney with the law firm of Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC. He is an experienced telecom, technology and real estate operations attorney, licensed since 1997, with extensive in-house and law firm experience. ... Complete Bio >>
Richard Taylor

Executive Vice President
The Center for Rural Development

Richard Taylor has over 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry with in-depth knowledge in operations, network design, engineering, routing/switching and fiber-optic transport. He has operational experience with ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Terheggen

CEO
Smartaira

Dan Terheggen is the CEO of Smartaira, one of the leading managed Wi-Fi and MDU broadband providers in the U.S. He has also served as president of the Multifamily Broadband Council (MBC), which represented ... Complete Bio >>
Bob Thompson

Founder and CEO
Underline

Bob Thompson is the founder and CEO of Underline, a venture-backed company focused on deploying intelligent infrastructure for U.S. communities. Prior to Underline, he served as senior vice president and ... Complete Bio >>
Roger Timmerman

Executive Director and CEO
UTOPIA Fiber

Roger Timmerman is a technology management professional with over 20 years experience in telecommunications and information technology. He is the CEO of the 21 city open-access UTOPIA Fiber project, operating networks in Utah, Idaho, and Montana. ... Complete Bio >>
Pierre Trudeau

President and CTO
Positron Access Solutions

Pierre Trudeau, who joined Positron in 2013 to lead the development of Positron GAM, is a seasoned networking and technology executive and board member with over 35 years of experience. He founded Colubris Networks, ... Complete Bio >>
Noah Tulsky

Partner
Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners

Noah Tulsky is a Partner at Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP), where he focuses on SIP’s CoFi platform, which works to advance shared broadband solutions, and 5G strategy. SIP owns, operates, and invests in innovative technology to ... Complete Bio >>
Michael M. Turbes

Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel
AT&T

Michael M. Turbes, assistant vice president – senior legal counsel, is the lead attorney providing transactional and legal subject matter expertise for AT&T’s Connected Communities business. Turbes advises on a ... Complete Bio >>
Will Walker

National Account Manager
DISH Fiber

Will Walker brings 18 years of sales and sales management experience to the DISH Fiber program. His background includes residential, commercial and enterprise satellite DBS solutions selling, management of multiple training teams and ... Complete Bio >>
Craig R. Walton

Lead Product Manager
AT&T

Craig Walton, who has been with AT&T for 25 years, is the lead product marketing manager for the AT&T Wi-Fi for Apartment Communities in the AT&T consumer organization. Prior to this role he represented AT&T in a partnership with ... Complete Bio >>
Devin Weaver

Director of Engineering
Project Waves

Devin Weaver oversees the Project Waves network as director of engineering. He has seven years of experience working in the cloud, data center, and managed service provider environment, where he initially served in a ... Complete Bio >>
Monica Webb

Senior Director, Market Development
Ting Internet

Monica Webb, the head of market development and strategic partnerships at Ting Internet, works with local stakeholders in existing Ting towns and evaluates existing and prospective gigabit network locations and related business projects. ... Complete Bio >>
Sue Weiske

Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Charter Communications

Sue 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 MCI Telecommunications. ... Complete Bio >>
Kelly P. Weissmann

Sr. Manager of Technical Training and Support
Clearfield

Kelly Weissmann has over 33 years of experience in the industry. She spent the first 25 years of her career at her local telephone company, Cincinnati Bell (now known as altafiber), starting in the office of the repair bureau, testing and dispatching. ... Complete Bio >>
Joseph Wender

Director, Capital Projects Fund
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Joseph Wender currently serves as director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Capital Projects Fund. He previously served for nearly 13 years on Capitol Hill, most recently as Senator Ed Markey’s senior policy adviser, ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Weston

Senior Leader
Verizon Enhanced Communities

Mike Weston leads the Verizon Enhanced Communities group within Verizon. His team has been dedicated to serving the multifamily market for more than a dozen years. Weston is responsible for bringing the best of ... Complete Bio >>
Gavin Whitechurch

COO & Co-Founder, Topio Networks;
Co-Founder, Edge computing Gavin Whitechurch is co-founder of Topio Networks, an analyst company tracking the technologies and markets for the fourth industrial revolution. As leader of Topio’s Edge Practice, he advises companies both large and small on their edge strategies. ... Complete Bio >>

Joshua Williams

Innovation Fellow, Department of Innovation
Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston

Joshua Williams is a former finance professional and education leader dedicated to creating meaningful change in underserved communities. He is currently an executive fellow with FUSE Corps, which is a ... Complete Bio >>
Jeremiah Williamson

Director of Information Technology
SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council

Jeremiah Williamson, director of information technology for the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC), is responsible for providing and maintaining tools, data services and security, and communications for SETRAC’s operations. ... Complete Bio >>
Dean Wolfe

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

As vice president, technology & vendor services, for Choice Property Resources, Dean Wolfe negotiates and implements national vendor contracts for Choice’s multifamily operators. He joined Choice, a leading adviser to the multifamily industry, ... Complete Bio >>
Warren S N Woodward

Director Broadband Services
XMission Internet

Warren Woodward is the director of broadband service at XMission LC, the first Salt Lake City-based internet service provider. Established in 1993, XMission is well-known as the largest service provider on the UTOPIA Fiber network, ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Wootton

General Manager – Property Acquisition
AT&T Connected Communities

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 management groups, single-family builders, developers, and ... Complete Bio >>
Wes Wright

Partner
Keller and Heckman LLP

Wes Wright counsels and represents clients on compliance issues related to telecommunications service provider and VoIP regulations, state tariff requirements, private wireless licensing, 911 reliability and call handling, ... Complete Bio >>
Sunne Wright McPeak

President and CEO
California Emerging Technology Fund

Sunne Wright McPeak is President and CEO of California Emerging Technology Fund, a statewide non-profit foundation with 15 years of experience addressing broadband issues to close the ... Complete Bio >>
Christy Zeitz

CEO
Fellowship Square

hristy Zeitz has created a lasting impact on many organizations during her 30-year career serving in leadership roles in management, fundraising, marketing and program development. Zeitz has raised millions of dollars for ... Complete Bio >>

 

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