Jonathan S. Adelstein
Jonathan S. Adelstein is the President & CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association. PCIA represents over 200 companies devoted to building wireless broadband facilities that connect every corner of America. Since he became President in 2012, over 100 new members have joined the association, the annual wireless infrastructure show has broken participation records, a new association was formed in Europe, and a new nationwide training initiative and PCIA PAC were launched. PCIA is the principal organization representing the companies that build, design, own and manage telecommunications facilities throughout the world. Its over 200 members include carriers, infrastructure providers and professional services firms, with a combined market cap of over $400 billion.
Mr. Adelstein served as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2002 to 2009, for which he was twice nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At the FCC he achieved bipartisan progress on issues including broadband expansion, widening access to the Internet and media diversity.
In 2009, following the FCC, , Mr. Adelstein was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Administrator of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service. There, he oversaw a $60 billion portfolio of rural electric, water, and telecommunications infrastructure loans. He spearheaded the strategic investment of nearly $7 billion under the Recovery Act into rural broadband and water infrastructure, as part of annual budgets of up to $15 billion.
As a member of the Obama Administration, Mr. Adelstein was appointed as a member of the White House National Science and Technology Council, which coordinates science and technology policy across the Federal government, and the White House Business Council, leading Council meetings with business leaders across America.
D. Zachary Champ
Director, Government Affairs
As Director of Government Affairs, 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.
Government Affairs Counsel
As Government Affairs Counsel, Van Bloys handles state & local advocacy issues, including outreach to municipalities to coordinate dialogue among industry and local stakeholders, as well as educational efforts regarding the interaction among federal, state, and local laws. Van acts as a liaison between PCIA and individual State Wireless Associations, which partner with PCIA to provide a local forum for wireless industry professionals. Van’s telecommunications work includes time spent with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and at the FCC, both in the Media Bureau and as a law clerk to Commissioner Michael J. Copps. Van also held positions with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, Comcast Corporation, and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
Van received a B.A. in Art History from Georgetown University and a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, where he served as a Note & Comment Editor for the Administrative Law Review, as president of the WCL Communications & Media Law Society, and as a Classroom Deans’ Fellow for the Legal Rhetoric Department. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland.
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.
Lisa Beller joined PCIA in October 2013. She is responsible for sales for the Wireless Infrastructure Show and the HetNet Expo. She has more than 15 years of sales experience working with a variety of non-profit associations.
Prior to joining PCIA, Lisa spent 13 years at NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association where she was solely responsible for all advertising, exhibit, and sponsorship sales for the association. A native Washingtonian, Ms. Beller holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Syracuse University. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from George Washington 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.
Phil B. Larsen
Director of Education and Training
Phil Larsen joined PCIA in January 2014. He is responsible for overseeing the association's training and education initatives and is the main liasion to Warriors 4 Wireless, a broad coalition that helps returning and out-of-work veterans receive training and support to meet shortage of properly trained workers in the wireless industry.
Manager, AWS Clearinghouse
Meeting & Events Coordinator
Manager, State Wireless Association Program (SWAP)