Board of Directors
W. Benjamin Moreland - Chairman
President & CEO, Crown Castle International
W. Benjamin Moreland was appointed President and CEO of Crown Castle International in July 2008. Crown Castle, a NYSE-listed provider of wireless infrastructure in the US and Australia operates over 31,000 towers and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) facilities. Prior to his current role, Moreland served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Crown Castle since 2000. He joined Crown Castle in 1999 after 15 years with Chase Manhattan Bank, primarily in corporate finance and real estate investment banking. Moreland serves on the Boards of Crown Castle International and Calpine Corporation, as well as the Spring Branch Education Foundation. He holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The University of Houston.
Thomas A. (Tam) Murray - Vice Chairman
Founder & Managing Member, Community Wireless Structures
Community Wireless Structures (CWS) has developed sites in Northern and Central Virginia since 1997. CWS seeks to develop wireless infrastructure in areas where zoning restrictions are high and demand for service is growing. Prior to wireless, Tam Murray worked in commercial real estate brokerage from 1985 through 1998 leasing and selling office buildings in the Edge Cities of Northern Virginia. Mr. Murray holds an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School (1985) and a degree in history from Williams College (1979). Mr. Murray joined the PCIA board in February of 2003.
Steven Marshall - Treasurer
Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division, American Tower
Steven Marshall was named Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division in March 2009. He initially joined American Tower as the Executive Vice President, International Business Development in November 2007. Prior to joining American Tower, Marshall was the CEO of National Grid Wireless, the market leading telecommunications and broadcast infrastructure provider in the United Kingdom. During this period, he also served on the boards of Digital UK, the government body responsible for analogue to digital switchover in the UK, and on the board of Freeview, the UK free-to-air digital broadcasting organization. Prior to this, Marshall was Executive Chairman of Intelig, the alternative national long distance telecommunications operator in Brasil; non-executive chairman of Silica Networks in Argentina and a non-executive Director of Manquéhue Net, Chile. Intelig was a joint venture between Sprint, France Telecom and National Grid Plc. Before these appointments, Marshall was responsible for National Grid Plc's international business development. He has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Building and Civil Engineering from Manchester University, England and an MBA from Manchester Business School, England.
Richard J. Byrne
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TowerCo, LLC
Richard Byrne is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of TowerCo, LLC based in Cary, NC. Formed in 2004 TowerCo's objective is to meet the infrastructure needs of wireless service providers by developing, owning and leasing communications towers. Today, TowerCo has over 3,000 towers and exclusive contracts to build towers directly for carriers throughout the U.S. Prior to forming TowerCo, Byrne served as President of the tower division of SpectraSite Communications, which grew from 125 towers to more than 8,000 in four years. He served as national director of business development at Nextel Communications Inc. where he was responsible for the industry's first major sale of towers and Build-To-Suit transaction. He began his career in wireless at McCaw Cellular in the New York market prior to its acquisition by AT&T.
Chief Executive Officer, Global Tower Partners
Marc C. Ganzi is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Tower Partners. Mr. Ganzi was the sole founder of Global Tower Partners ("GTP") in 2003. As the chief executive of the company, Mr. Ganzi is responsible for all fundraising, banking and M&A activities at the company. Prior to the formation of GTP, Mr. Ganzi worked as a consulting partner for Deutsche Bank Capital Partners in New York City. While at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Ganzi was tasked with assisting and overseeing the institution's investments in the radio tower sector in Latin and North America. Prior to his tenure at DB Capital, Mr. Ganzi was the President and co-founder of Apex Site Management, a company that was the largest third party manager of wireless and wireline communications sites. In 2000, Apex merged with SpectraSite Communications. Mr. Ganzi has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Vice President, Federal Regulatory, T-Mobile US
Kathleen O’Brien Ham is Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs for T-Mobile US, Inc. In her current capacity, she oversees the company’s work before the FCC and other governmental bodies. Prior to joining T-Mobile, she worked for fourteen years at the FCC in a number of top policy positions, including Deputy Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. She was the first Chief of the FCC’s Spectrum Auctions Program where she was responsible for the first PCS spectrum auctions. She also served on the FCC’s Spectrum Management Task Force. Ms. Ham manages the team advocating for T-Mobile on public policy and regulatory issues. Her team engages the FCC and other government agencies on spectrum, consumer, public safety, and competition matters. In her role, she has led efforts to acquire additional radio spectrum for the company for next generation wireless services, including in government bands that require the clearing of users to make way for commercial services. Ms. Ham has also testified before Congress in support of the company’s public policy positions. A graduate of Catholic University Law School, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. For several years, FierceWireless has named her one of the most influential women in wireless.
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Sprint Nextel Corporation
Vonya B. McCann was appointed vice president of Government Affairs in August 2005. Prior to that appointment, McCann was responsible for Federal External Affairs for Sprint Corporation. In her current role, McCann has overall responsibility for Sprint Nextel's federal, state and international regulatory and legislative matters. Before joining Sprint Corporation, McCann served in the U.S. Department of State as ambassador and deputy assistant secretary for International Communications and Information Policy. In that role, she developed U.S. positions on global communications and information policy, represented the United States in international organizations dealing with telecommunications issues and acted as chief advocate and negotiator to advance U.S. policy objectives. From 1997 to 1999, McCann served in the additional role of principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Economic and Business Affairs, which included managing telecommunications issues. Prior to joining the State Department, McCann was a partner in the Washington law offices of Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn. She also has held positions at the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce. McCann received her undergraduate degree from UCLA. She received a master's degree in public policy and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. McCann has received a variety of awards, including the National Eagle Leadership Institute Eagle Award; Sprint Leadership Excellence Award; Washington Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business Award; Women in Technology, Corporate Leadership Award; U.S. Department of State, Distinguished Honor Award; and National Association of Blacks in Telecommunications Professionals, Patrice Johnson Award for Excellence.
Jeffrey A. Stoops
President & Chief Executive Officer, SBA Communications
Jeffrey A. Stoops is President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of SBA Communications Corporation. He has been CEO since January 1, 2002. He was appointed President in April, 2000 and has been a director since August 1999. Mr. Stoops served as CFO from December 1998 to April 2000. He joined the company in March 1997 as Senior Vice-President responsible for finance, capital market activities, mergers and acquisitions, and legal matters of the company. Prior to joining SBA Communications, Mr. Stoops was a partner with Gunster, Yoakley, a Florida based law firm, where he practiced for thirteen years in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions areas. He received his Bachelors of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from Florida State University.
David E. Weisman
President & CEO, Insite Wireless
Mr. Weisman has been involved in the wireless industry for over 25 years as an attorney, investor, and an executive. He was most recently President and CEO of Mountain Union Telecom, LLC. Previously, he served as a partner for a Washington, D.C. based law firm where he was general counsel to PCIA. He also serves as Vice President of the Radio Club of America. Previously, Mr. Weisman was a founding member of FFC Communications, a company that owned and operated specialized mobile radio networks in Texas and Florida. He was also a founding member and investor in the tower entities: Vista Telecom, Inc. and in Mid-Pacific Wireless and Telegraph Inc. which were strategic partners of Telecom Towers, LLC. Mr. Weisman received his law degree from George Washington University with honors, an LLM in taxation from George Washington University and a Bachelor's degree from Brown University.
President & Chief Executive Officer, PCIA
Jonathan S. Adelstein assumed the role of President & CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association on September 17, 2012. He came to PCIA after serving as the 17th Administrator of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service, a position for which he was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in July, 2009. Adelstein previously served as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission from 2002 to 2009. Before joining the Commission, Adelstein held a number of senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate. During his final seven years on Capitol Hill, he served as a senior legislative aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, advising him on technology, telecommunications, financial services, budget, housing, transportation and other key issues.