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Chris Acker
Director, Building Technology Services Group
Forest City Residential Management, Inc.
Chris Acker is the Director of the Building Technology Services ("BTS") Group for Forest City Residential Management, Inc. ("FCRMI"), which is a Cleveland, Ohio, based Real Estate Company. ... Complete Bio >>
 
Chris Adams
President, Founder
Zial Networks
Chris is the President of Zial, which he founded in 2002, and is a dedicated leader. He directs business development, fosters capital fundraising, and recruits key personnel. Mr. Adams actively participates in ... Complete Bio >>
 
Matthew C. Ames
Telecommunications Law
Miller & Van Eaton

Matthew C. Ames is a partner with the law firm of Miller & Van Eaton. Mr. Ames specializes in telecommunications law, representing private property owners and local governments in regulatory ... Complete Bio >>
 
Lin Atkinson
National Accounts Sales AVP
AT&T Connected Communities
Lin is National Accounts Sales AVP for AT&T’s Connected Communities unit. Connected communities is responsible for AT&T’s work with MDU owners and national builders to provide the best quality ... Complete Bio >>
 
Mark Bershenyi
Director
Archstone Smith

Mark A. Bershenyi is the Director of Telecom Development and Ancillary Contracts for Archstone-Smith, a Denver based Real Estate Investment Trust. Since joining Arch-stone-Smith in 2005, ... Complete Bio >>
 
Ed Braddy
Commissioner
City of Gainesville

Re-elected to the Gainesville City Commission for a second three-year term May 2005, Commissioner Ed Braddy currently serves as Chair of the Commission’s Personnel and Organization ... Complete Bio >>
 
Kent Brown
Director, Access Solutions
AFL Telecommunications

Kent has over 17 years of experience in the fiber optic industry, including 11 years with AFL Telecommunications. AFL is an industry leader in providing products, engineering expertise and integrated ... Complete Bio >>
 
Gerard J. Canavan
Chief Marketing Officer
Road9

Gerry brings over 25 years of experience in Telecom, Information Technologies, and value added services, with a particular emphasis on the market introduction of advanced services based on leading ... Complete Bio >>
 
Michael M. Candaras, M.D.
Telemedicine and Medical Editor
Broadband Properties Magazine

As a neurologist and neuroimager in underserved regions of western New York, Dr. Michael M. Candaras has worked in private practice and for state government. He writes and lectures for national ... Complete Bio >>
 
James Carbine
President
Carbine Development
James Carbine is a native of Florence Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University where he obtained a degree in business. James is also a Certified Public Accountant. James and his brother Denzel have ... Complete Bio >>
 
David B. Cardwell
Vice President of Capital Markets & Technology
NHMC
David B. Cardwell is Vice President of Capital Markets and Technology, with principal responsibility for multifamily housing, finance and technology issues.  Before joining the Joint Legislative Staff, he was Senior ... Complete Bio >>
 
 

Steve Christensen
CEO
Broadweave Networks

Steve Christensen is the CEO and Chairman of Broadweave Networks (�Broadweave�). Mr. Christensen started Broadweave with an All-Star Founding Team from Bain Capital, AOL/Time ... Complete Bio >>

 
Dan Clark
Marketing and Communications
Gainesville Regional Utilities

Dan is a Marketing and Communications Specialist at Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) located in Title Town, USA.  Promoting the business and residential services available through GRU’s fiber network ... Complete Bio >>
 
  Phillip Clark
President and Founder
Paxio Inc.

Mr. Clark founded PAXIO in 2003 and has successfully deployed the first gigabit to residential communities in California. PAXIO offers the most bandwidth available to residential consumers in the United States ... Complete Bio >>
 
Andrew Michael Cohill, Ph.D.
President
Design Nine, Inc.
Dr. Andrew Michael Cohill is the President and CEO of Design Nine. He is a broadband architect with a broad background in network design, architecture, ergonomics, and computer science. ... Complete Bio >>
 
Patrick Cunningham
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
MDU Communications International, Inc.
Patrick Cunningham has over thirteen years of management experience focused on the telecommunications industry. As Vice President, U.S. Operations, Patrick is responsible for the growth and ... Complete Bio >>
 
Michael Curri
Founder and President
Strategic Networks Group, Inc.

Michael Curri founded Strategic Network Group (SNG) in 1998 and as President he leads an experienced team of specialists on a wide range of broadband and economic development initiatives. Mr. Curri brings ... Complete Bio >>
 
David Daugherty
CEO/Founder
Korcett Holdings, Inc.
David Daugherty is the CEO and founder of Korcett Holdings, Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience within the IT marketplace. Over the years David has established ... Complete Bio >>
 
Ian Davis
Lawyer
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr

Ian Davis oversees the telecommunications practice group at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. The telecom group represents dozens of residential and commercial owners and managers in ... Complete Bio >>
 
Mark C. Ellison
SVP Business Affairs & General Counsel
NRTC

Mark Ellison is the Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel to the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), an organization that provides telecommunications services to over ... Complete Bio >>
 
Bob Faitz
Vice President, Ancillary Services
AMLI Residential
As Vice President, Ancillary Services at AMLI Residential, Bob is responsible for negotiating agreements with MSOs and PCOs as well as with the various telcos. He also sets the direction for proper ... Complete Bio >>
 
  Mark Farrell
Senior Counsel
AT&T
Mark Farrell has been an attorney at AT&T for the past 17 years, where he has provided legal and regulatory advice to various client groups, including billing, collection, directory assistance, ... Complete Bio >>
 
Andy Flickner
Director - Advanced Product Development
Thomson Inc
Andy Flickner is Director of Advanced Product Development at Thomson Inc, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy has 20 years experience in the design of digital video, data and telephony products for ... Complete Bio >>
 
Michael Fortinberry
President, CrossFire Property Marketing Systems
RealPage

Michael Fortinberry leads the CrossFire team at RealPage, providing technology-based sales and marketing solutions to multifamily customers. Michael has more than 12 years of experience ... Complete Bio >>
 
Joseph Franell
Director of Information Technology
City of Ashland, Oregon

Joseph Franell is currently the Director of Information Technology for the City of Ashland in Southern Oregon. His position includes responsibility for the Ashland Fiber Network (AFN), a municipally owned ... Complete Bio >>
 
H. Russell Frisby
Partner
Fleischman and Harding, L.L.P.

Mr. Frisby is a partner in the firm's Telecommunications, Energy and Tranportation, and Corporate Securities groups. His practice focuses on regulatory and corporate matters affecting entities in the ... Complete Bio >>
 
Nathan Geick
MDU Director
Suddenlink Communications
Nathan Geick is responsible for directing the Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) Division for Suddenlink Communications. Nathan's responsibilities include managing Suddenlink's MDU representatives in seven states ... Complete Bio >>
 
  Gilbert Geldon
Lawyer
Verizon

Gil Geldon currently serves as Associate General Counsel - Business Services, for Verizon. Mr. Geldon joined Verizon in 1983 and has counseled various groups within Verizon during his legal career. Before ... Complete Bio >>
 
John George
Director, FTTX Solutions
OFS

John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and OFS in systems engineering, applications engineering, marketing, and manufacturing for 24 years. He currently directs the design, ... Complete Bio >>
 
Herb Hauser
President
Midtown Technologies
Herb Hauser is a leading authority on the deployment of technology as a real estate asset. As President of Midtown Technologies, LLC, the real estate development industry's foremost provider of revenue ... Complete Bio >>
 
Mark Hawley
Program Manager - Broadband Solutions
Telect

Mark Hawley brings more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to his position as program manager of Telect's new Broadband Solutions team. Mark spearheads Telect's ... Complete Bio >>
 
Richard Holtz
CEO
InfiniSys

Richard Holtz is the CEO of InfiniSys, a multifamily technology consulting and Electronic Architecture firm founded in 1989. He strongly advocates for the standards-based implementation of ... Complete Bio >>
 
Art Hubacher
Lawyer
Costlow & Hubacher

Arthur S. Hubacher is a founding partner of Costlow & Hubacher, P.L.L.C., a Washington, D.C. law firm established in 2001 to focus on telecommunications and technology issues for the real estate ... Complete Bio >>
 
William G. (Bill) Hutchison, FCIPS, P.Eng.
Chair, i-Waterfront Advisory Council
Executive Director, Intelligent Communities, Waterfront Toronto

Bill Hutchison leads the Intelligent Communities initiative for Waterfront Toronto, the world’s largest urban revitalization project valued at $17 billion. Previously, he advised on the creation of Hong Kong’s ... Complete Bio >>
 
Larry Irving
Co-Chairman
Internet Innovation Alliance

Larry Irving is the President and CEO of the Irving Information Group, a consulting firm providing strategic advice and assistance to international telecommunications and technology companies, ... Complete Bio >>
 
C. Douglas Jarrett
Partner
Keller and Heckman L.L.P.

C. Douglas Jarrett specializes in telecommunications law, policy and procurement matters and in environmental law. In the telecommunications area, Mr. Jarrett represents companies and ... Complete Bio >>
 
Dr. Jey K. Jeyapalan
Civil Engineer and Consultant
Dr. Jeyapalan & Associates

Dr. Jeyapalan graduated from the University of Sri Lanka with first class honors in Civil Engineering; from Monash University with a master's degree in Applied Mathematics; and from the University ... Complete Bio >>
 
Taylor P. Jones
Chief Technology Officer
YRT2 Inc.

Taylor Jones is the CTO of YRT2, Inc. a complete FTTH systems integrator and entertainment services provider based in the Southeast. YRT2 are pioneers in bringing fiber to the home ... Complete Bio >>
 
Carl Kandutsch
General Counsel - DirecPath, LLC
Former FCC Lawyer
Contributing Editor, Broadband Properties
Dr. Kandutsch holds a B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Ph.D. from Yale University, and a J.D. from the ... Complete Bio >>
 
  Mary Kane
Senior Counsel
Comcast
 
Josh Katz
Vice President
Roseland Property Company
Josh Katz has spent the last five years developing and implementing Roseland Property Company's technology strategy for apartment, condominium and town home communities. Prior to working ... Complete Bio >>
 
  Jim Kelley
VP Of Operations
BVU OptiNet
Jim Kelley is the Vice President of Operations for BVU OptiNet, the communications division of Bristol Virginia Utilities that offers voice, video and data services. Jim joined BVU in 1993 as Supervisor of the ... Complete Bio >>
 
Joe King
Assistant City Manger for Utilities
City of Danville, Virginia

Joe King has served as Danville’s Assistant City Manger for Utilities since October 2002. He is responsible for managing the city’s electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications ... Complete Bio >>
 
George Kiser
Managing Partner
The Village at Kellswater Bridge

George Kiser is Managing Partner of Kellswater Bridge Development, LLC, developers of Kellswater Bridge, a Fiber-to-the-Home community. It is a village where people from all walks of life ... Complete Bio >>
 
Tibor F. T. van Melsem Kocsis
Commercial Director
Emtelle

Tibor F. T. van Melsem Kocsis is Global Commercial Director for Emtelle, including responsibility for Product Management, Marketing, Sales Support & Customer Service, and Project Management. ... Complete Bio >>
 
Mike Kolb
President & Co-Founder
Cautela Solutions

Mike Kolb is President and co- founder of Cautela Solutions. Cautela Solutions works with single and multifamily developers, owners, providers, and general contractors to evaluate, design, and install cost ... Complete Bio >>
 
David Kozischek
Manager Strategic Technology
Corning Cable Systems

David Kozischek has more than 15 years of experience in communications technology and a profound commitment to Corning Cable Systems products and services. Mr. Kozischek position is ... Complete Bio >>
 
Lars Krumme
EVP Sales & Marketing, Co-Founder
StashSpace.com

Lars Krumme is the EVP of Sales and Marketing, and co-founder of StashSpace.com. StashSpace.com delivers consumer-friendly personal online video stashing services, complete with recording, editing, ... Complete Bio >>
 
Diane Kruse
CEO, Founder
ZoomyCo

Diane Kruse is the founder and CEO of Zoomy Communications, a leader in the Fiber-to-the-Home industry. She has 20 years of telecommunications industry experience, the last 11 as an ... Complete Bio >>
 
Glen Lang
Founder & CEO
Connexion Technologies

Glen Lang is the founder and CEO of Connexion Technologies, and the primary individual responsible for the unique business strategy of Connexion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol Broadband. ... Complete Bio >>
 
The Hon. Hilda Legg
Former RUS National Director, Broadband Champion
Vice Chair, Broadband Properties Magazine

A prominent broadband advocate and champion, Hilda Gay Legg served as the 15th Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Ms. Legg recently assumed the post of Vice Chair of Broadband ... Complete Bio >>
 
W. James Mac Naughton
Telecommunications Specialist
Law Office of W.J. MacNaughton

Mr. Mac Naughton is an AV rated attorney with over thirty years experience. He specializes in cable, telecommunications, copyright and commercial litigation. Mr. Mac Naughton has extensive experience ... Complete Bio >>
 
David P. McClure
President & CEO
US Internet Industry Association (USIIA)

Dave McClure is President and Chief Executive Officer of the US Internet Industry Association, an organization he founded in 1994 as the primary US trade association for broadband and the Internet ... Complete Bio >>
 
Gregory McDonald
Director of Telecommunications
Camden Property Trust

Greg is the Director of Telecommunications for Camden Property Trust. He has worked for Camden for the past ten years. Initially, he was hired as Camden's Technical Operations Manager for ... Complete Bio >>
 
Douglas T. McMurray
Director of Business Development
PacketFront, Inc.
Doug serves as the director of business development for PacketFront, a world leader in automating and managing the delivery of multiple-services over an IP network. Mr. McMurray joined PacketFront in 2005 ... Complete Bio >>
 
Joe Mefford
Statewide Broadband Director
ConnectKentucky
Joe Mefford is a private consultant serving as the Statewide Broadband Director for ConnectKentucky. He manages the organization's efforts related to Kentucky's Prescription for Innovation, a ... Complete Bio >>
 

John Mitchell
President
C3 Services, Inc.

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Daniel O'Connell
Director of National Sales
Verizon Enhanced Communities

Daniel O'Connell is currently the National Sales Director for Verizon Enhanced Communities, with responsibility for positioning Verizon's voice, data and video services in multifamily and single- ... Complete Bio >>
 
Neil Olshansky
Training and Support/Content & Technology
Steeplechase Networks

Neil Olshansky is 25-year veteran in communications and electronic media. He brings a unique mix of media content creation, technology expertise and business development & management ... Complete Bio >>
 
Joe Ott
Multifamily Director
Time Warner Cable

Joe Ott has been with Time Warner Cable's Austin- Central Texas Division since 1985. Over the past 21 years, Joe has held positions in Customer Service, Dispatch, Check-In, Repair, Direct Sales, ... Complete Bio >>
 
Ashley Phillips
Director of Network Engineering
EATEL

As EATEL's director of network engineering, Ashley Phillips is responsible for all aspects of the company's advanced all-fiber optic phone, Internet and television network. In addition to overseeing ... Complete Bio >>
 
Tim Phillips
General Manager: Triple Play
Comverse Converged IP Communications.

Tim leads the IPTV and Multi-Play product and partnership initiatives for the Converged IP Communications division of Comverse Americas in the IPTV and Telco TV markets. Previously, Tim founded ... Complete Bio >>
 
John Pierce
Vice President, Sales
InGRID Digital Home Protection
John Pierce manages partner relationships and makes InGrid's products and services available through various distribution channels. Prior to joining InGrid, Mr. Pierce spent 20 years at various divisions of ... Complete Bio >>
 
William L. (Willy) Pirtle
Vice President Sales
Shentel � Shenandoah Telecommunications Company

As VP Sales for Shentel, Willy is responsible for sales activity in all of Shentel's lines of business, including: regulated telephone, long distance, cable television,Internet access, tower leasing, ... Complete Bio>>

 

 
Henry Williams Pye
CHAIRMAN, 2007 SUMMIT MULTIFAMILY PROGRAM
Assistant Vice President of Resident Services and Technology
JPI Partners, LLC

Henry currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Resident Services and Technology for JPI Partners, LLC . ... Complete Bio >>
 
Bryan J. Rader
Founder
Bandwidth Consulting LLC

Bryan J. Rader has been an active leader in the cable TV industry for the past fifteen years.  He has extensive experience on both the real estate side (as an ancillary services manager for two national ... Complete Bio >>
 
Sayeed Rashid
Marketing Senior Manager — FTTU Product Line
Alcatel-Lucent

Sayeed Rashid (sayeed.s.rashid@alcatel-lucent.com) has worked on broadband network product development and marketing since 1989. He helped launch the first generations of broadband switches ... Complete Bio >>
 
Michael Render
President and Co-Founder
RVA LLC

Michael Render is president of RVA LLC (Render, Vanderslice & Associates), the premier U.S. market research firm in the area of fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-premises. RVA has a 30-year ... Complete Bio >>
 
William F. (Bill) Revell
Vice President, National MDU Sales and Services Operations
Comcast
William F. (Bill) Revell is currently Vice President, National MDU Sales and Services Operations for Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC (�Comcast�). He is responsible for, among other things, ... Complete Bio >>
 
Steven S. Ross
Editor-in-Chief
Broadband Properties Magazine

Steven S. Ross is a long-time technology writer and former Columbia University professor and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Broadband Properties Magazine. The national publication (www. bbpmag.com) ... Complete Bio >>
 
Stephen J. Sadler
Director, Ancillary Services
Post Apartment Homes, L.P.

Steve Sadler is Director of Ancillary Services for Post Properties. Post Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PPS) is the preeminent developer and operator of upscale multi-family apartment communities in the ... Complete Bio >>
 
David Saldarriaga
Director of Marketing & Sales
Cox Communications

David Saldarriaga, Director of Marketing & Sales for Cox Communications in Central Florida. He is directly responsible for residential and MDU sales as well as implementation of all marketing ... Complete Bio >>
 
Kurt Scherf
Vice President, Principal Analyst
Parks Associates
Kurt Scherf studies developments in home networks, residential gateways, digital entertainment, technology development in the housing market, and residential and building management and controls... Complete Bio >>
 
Bob Schneider
Senior Project Manager
KCI Convergent Technologies

Bob has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with a strong emphasis on design, engineering and construction/installation. Bob's responsibilities include business ... Complete Bio >>
 
Dave Schwehm
Sr. Director of National Sales
Time Warner Cable

David has been with Time Warner Cable for 20+ years, working in several different areas of their operations ( Installation/Service, Customer Service, Construction Engineering, Sales and Sales Management) ... Complete Bio >>
 
Mark Scifres
CEO
Pavlov Media

Mark Scifres founded the company in 1992 while finishing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and, in doing so, started the longest-running successful ... Complete Bio >>
 
Tim Scott
VP Marketing
PacketFront

Tim has over 10 years experience in the IP networking industry beginning his career in England working in the Systems Integration channels. Tim later moved to Cisco Systems, starting in the Netherlands ... Complete Bio >>
 
Russ Sharer
Vice President, Marketing
Occam Networks

Mr. Sharer has more than 20 years in the telecommunications and data networking industry. Prior to Occam, Sharer was Acting Vice President of Marketing for Ericsson Datacom, Inc. At Ericsson Datacom, ... Complete Bio >>
 
Patrick Sims
Fiber-to-the-Home / Fiber-to-the-Premises
ADC

Patrick Sims is a Subject Matter Expert for Fiber-to-the-Home Infrastructures, Systems, and Networks. In his current assignment as Principal Engineer for ADC, he is responsible for project management ... Complete Bio >>
 
Gary Sonnier
Earthlink VP
As VP of Broadband Products at EarthLink, Gary is responsible for managing EarthLink’s consumer broadband business and future growth opportunities including MDUs and Video. In this capacity, he is responsible for growing the company in the highly competitive Internet Service ... Complete Bio >>
 
Richard Tatem
Director of MDU Product Development
DIRECTV

Richard Tatem is the Director of MDU Product Development for DIRECTV. Richard is a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), with over 10 years of Product Development experience. Prior to ... Complete Bio >>
 
Bob Toombs
Vice President & General Manager, Southwest Region
DirecPath, LLC.

Bob Toombs has approximately 42 years of experience in RF and data communications systems. He also has over thirty years of experience managing computer communications entities. ... Complete Bio >>
 
Jeffrey G. Weber
Vice President, Video Products
AT&T Operations, Inc.
Jeffrey G. Weber, Vice President, Video Products is responsible for the new data and video product lines under Project Lightspeed. Project Lightspeed is the initiative to expand its fiber-optics network deeper ... Complete Bio >>
 
Matt Wenger
President, The Americas
PacketFront, Inc.

Matt's primary passion and area of expertise is the economics, policy and implementation of open access networks. Over the years he has received a number of recognitions for his work in North ... Complete Bio >>
 
Mike Whaling
Business Development Manager
InfiniSys Electronic Architects

As a partner with InfiniSys, Mike Whaling advises real estate developers and other clients about the high-tech living experiences that today’s residents demand. Instrumental in creating the ... Complete Bio >>
 
Bob Whitman
Program Manager, FTTx North America
Corning Cable Systems

Bob Whitman is responsible for Corning FTTx strategy and development activities for the telecommunications segment. Active for years in the promotion and education of FTTH, Bob has developed technical and ... Complete Bio >>
 
Brent Williams
President
AptConnect

Brent Williams serves as President of AptConnect, which provides unique online solutions and services to improve resident retention. He has also worked as a Resident Retention Consultant and Community ... Complete Bio >>
 

Steve Winn
Chief Executive Officer
RealPage

Steve is chief executive officer of RealPage, Inc. Before acquiring RealPage, he was president of Research Institute of America (RIA), the largest provider of information services to the accounting industry, ... Complete Bio >>

 
Masha Zager
Editor, Killer App & KillerApp.com
Telecommunications editor, Broadband Properties Magazine

Masha Zager is the editor of Broadband Properties' new applications section, Killer App, and its online version, KillerApp.com. In addition, she is a contributing editor to Broadband Properties Magazine, ... Complete Bio >>
 
     
       
       
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