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Sasha Galbreath, Marshall Miller Join WIA as Public Affairs Managers

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) has hired Sasha Galbreath and Marshall Miller to join its public affairs team, according to a statement from the association. WIA said that Galbreath and Miller, who have the title of public affairs manager, would manage the association’s external communications and promote its workforce development programs.

Sasha Galbreath, WIA public affairs manager

“Prior to joining WIA, Galbreath worked for Clyde Group’s public affairs practice, where she focused on several strategic communications efforts in a variety of industries,” the statement reads. “Galbreath started her career working in the U.S. House of Representatives, later serving as deputy director of communications for a congressional campaign in Maryland, operating crisis management and media outreach. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in government and politics and sustainability studies.”

Marshall Miller, WIA public affairs manager

WIA said that Miller previously worked for DDC Public Affairs, executing advocacy and issue campaigns for clients across multiple sectors, including technology. “Before DDC, he worked as a rapid response and research analyst for national campaigns and political parties,” the statement reads. “Miller graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in political science and English.”

Matt Mandel, WIA’s vice president of government and public affairs, said that, working together, Galbreath and Miller would further cement WIA as a leader in wireless policy and workforce development.  “Sasha and Marshall’s extensive experience will carry the wireless infrastructure industry’s message to the media, Congress and stakeholders on behalf of WIA members,” he said.


Jonas Bengtsson Joins Polarium

Jonas Bengtsson

Polarium, a Swedish company with international sales of lithium-ion energy storage products and services, has hired Jonas Bengtsson as part of its management team, the company disclosed. Polarium said he will assume the role of head of corporate affairs later in the year.

“With his broad experience and expertise in navigating complex markets and helping global companies scale operations, Jonas Bengtsson will be a key asset to Polarium’s continued growth journey,” a statement from the company reads.

Bengtsson has 20 years of experience of working in global organizations with complex issues related to compliance, capital markets, shifting business models, regulation changes and strategic stakeholder management on all levels, Polarium said. It said his experience includes leading several legal teams delivering sufficient and efficient corporate governance at Tele2 and Telenor.

Bengtsson previously was head of corporate affairs and general counsel at Telia, where he was responsible for legal and regulatory teams, according to Polarium.  In addition, he has been in charge of the mergers and acquisitions department at Telia, overseeing transactions, Polarium said.


Bluebird Network Names Trent Anderson Chief Revenue Officer

Trent Anderson

Communications infrastructure provider Bluebird Network has named Trent Anderson as chief revenue officer. In his new position, Anderson oversees revenue-generating activities including sales, sales engineering, product development and marketing, along with Bluebird’s data center sales in Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.

Anderson brings decades of telecommunications experience with a record for producing sales and revenue as vice president of sales with LS Networks in the Pacific Northwest, according to Bluebird. Previously, Anderson focused on government, medical and strategic accounts at Wave Business and operated as vice president at Frontier Communications.

“Anderson is an active member of his community, serving on the boards of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and Youth Athletics,” a statement from Bluebird reads. “He graduated from Oregon State University’s Austin School of Business.”