WIA Elects New Board Chairman, Officers and Directors
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 | Comments

Jeffrey Stoops, president and CEO of SBA, was elected to serve as chairman of the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s (WIA) Board of Directors. A new slate of officers was also elected.

“I am honored to be elected as chairman of WIA’s Board of Directors,” said Stoops. “WIA does a tremendous job representing our dynamic and growing industry. As the U.S. begins to move past the pandemic, the year ahead will be the busiest yet as policymakers at every level of government look to ensure that all communities benefit from wireless broadband. Our industry will help drive this broadband buildout. I look forward to coordinating with the WIA Board members, the broader membership and the entire industry as we work toward our common goals. We are in a time like no other with rapid and incredible innovation and a growing and changing business and regulatory environment. I am happy to play a part in leading the industry toward continued success.”

The new officers are Alex Gellman, CEO of Vertical Bridge Holdings as vice chairman; Jay A. Brown, president and CEO at Crown Castle International as secretary; and Steven O. Vondran, executive vice president and president at American Tower as treasurer. In addition to the new slate of officers, Tom Kane, CEO of NB&C, was elected as a director.

“WIA’s thoughtful and experienced board has constantly supported WIA to ensure we remain a first-class organization that represents industry priorities, including federal, state, and local advocacy,” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein. “They’ve overseen the growth of a world-class event in Connect (X) that creates opportunities for business growth. And they’ve helped workforce development initiatives to equip our workers with the skills to deploy wireless infrastructure safely and efficiently. The new officers have the best imaginable experience to continue that leadership. This board’s forward-thinking mindset will benefit the entire industry. We are grateful Chairman Stoops is stepping in to provide his vision and acumen to lead WIA and the entire industry forward. And, we are excited to have Tom Kane join the board. Tom’s insight, deep knowledge of the industry, and leadership as chairman of our Workforce Development Committee will contribute toward our success on behalf of the industry.”

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