Jonathan S. Adelstein
President & CEO
Jonathan S. Adelstein assumed the role of President & CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association on September 17, 2012. He comes 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.
As RUS Administrator, Adelstein oversaw a $60 billion portfolio of rural electric, water and telecommunications infrastructure loans. As part of the Recovery Act of 2009, he spearheaded the strategic investment of $3.5 billion into rural broadband infrastructure expansion to stimulate economic development and provide new or improved broadband service to millions of residents, businesses, and community facilities across rural America. Adelstein has long been a strong advocate to improve rural telecommunications and broadband. As an FCC Commissioner, he sought to secure access to communications for everyone, including those left behind by the market. Before joining the Commission, Adelstein held a number of senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate.
Adelstein received an M.A. in History and a B.A. with Distinction in Political Science from Stanford University and is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. Adelstein was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. He currently lives with his wife Karen and two children, Adam and Lexi, in the Washington, D.C. area.
Director of Finance and Administration
Praneet Mathur joined PCIA as Director of Finance & Administration in October 2009. He is responsible for accounting, finance, human resources, IT, office and facilities management of the association. He has over 25 years of experience with nonprofit organizations which includes trade and professional associations. Prior to joining PCIA, he was Controller at WorldCell, a private wireless company. Before WorldCell, he was with The Wilderness Society which a leading national conservation organization. Prior to Wilderness Society, he was Controller for the Parenteral Drug Association. Before joining PDA, he worked for various CPA firms doing outsourced accounting for trade and professional associations.
During his career, he has conducted seminars on nonprofit accounting and done volunteer work for small organizations which did not have an accounting department. He has an MBA from Howard University and CPA license from the State of Maryland. He is member of the American Society of Association Executives and Finance & Administration Roundtable.
Director, Government Affairs
As Director of Government Affairs for PCIA—The Wireless Infrastructure Association, Jonathan Campbell coordinates and executes the advocacy and outreach of the diverse wireless infrastructure industry. Jonathan works on a wide array of wireless issues – from public safety to broadband deployment – before local governments, state legislatures, Congress, and the Federal Communications Commission.
Prior to joining PCIA in 2010, Jonathan worked for CTIA – The Wireless Association and served as a law clerk to FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and the Chief Counsel of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Jonathan received a B.S. in Communications Studies from Boston University and a J.D. and a Certificate in Communications Law Studies from the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, where he also served as Production Editor on CommLawConspectus: The Journal of Communications Law and Policy.
D. Zachary Champ
Government Affairs Counsel
As Government Affairs Counsel, D. Zachary Champ represents the association before the FCC, the U.S. Congress, local governments and state legislatures. Zac's particular focus is on Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Small Cell Solutions. He also facilitates the activities of PCIA's Innovation & Technology Council. Zac's legislative experience includes time spent in the General Assembly of Connecticut, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Zac also held positions with TechAmerica, News Corporation, and the Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance (ITTA).
Zac received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, a M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief for the Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter and president of the Syracuse University Communications Law and Policy Society. He is admitted to the State Bar of Connecticut.
Director of Meetings and Events
Nancy Touhill joined PCIA in June of 2008 as the association's Manager of Marketing & Sales and now serves as PCIA’s Director of Meetings and Events. Her primary responsibilities include the planning and implementation of association events including The Wireless Infrastructure Show, DAS in Action, the Infrastructure Developers Forum meetings, and other association events. She is also responsible for membership sales for PCIA and The DAS Forum.
Prior to joining PCIA, Nancy held marketing positions at The Martin Agency, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Thinkdesign and Communications. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and a Master of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Manager of Meetings and Events
Lindsey Andress joined PCIA as SWAP Coordinator in September 2011 to assist with the advancement of the ever-evolving State Wireless Association Program, and is now PCIA’s Manager of Meetings and Events. Lindsey supports the Director of Meetings and Events in the planning of logistics and sales for The Wireless Infrastructure Show and other association events.
Prior to her current position with PCIA, Lindsey worked with a DC-area management consulting firm as a Marketing and Event Coordinator, responsible for web and event planning duties. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount University.
Director of Operations, Frequency Coordination Services
Don Andrew has been employed with PCIA's Coordination Services team for over 17 years. During that period he has served as Director, Operations Manager, Team Leader, Trainer, Coordinator and Representative on the Land Mobile Communications Council. Don has an extensive background in client service in high tech industries.
The primary goals of PCIA's Frequency Coordination Services team are to assist clients in obtaining wireless radio licenses and provide the information necessary to satisfy the regulatory requirements for operating wireless radio systems. His team continues to achieve those goals through constant improvements in process quality and efficiency. In addition, the team has developed a reputation for providing timely and innovative service and solutions for their clients.
There are technical and customer service standards that must be achieved to satisfy both regulatory and customer satisfaction requirements. The Coordination Services team has dedicated their efforts to this and as a result the department has maintained a position as an industry leader with a reputation for the highest quality and speed of service.
Don learned from his experiences with PCIA and previously with Compaq Computer Corporation that quality and success are achieved by seeking to understand the client's issues and requirements, applying the best available resources and proven techniques along with a personal but professional touch.
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