The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) has elected Jeffrey Stoops to serve as chairman of its board of directors. Stoops is president and CEO of SBA Communications.
Alex Gellman has been elected as vice chairman; Gellman is CEO of Vertical Bridge Holdings. Jay A. Brown was elected as secretary: Brown is president and CEO of Crown Castle International. Elected as WIA treasurer was Steven O. Vondran, who is executive vice president and president of American Tower and president of its U.S. Tower Division.
Tom Kane, CEO of NB+C, was elected to join the WIA board as a director.
“I am honored to be elected as chairman of WIA’s board of directors,” Stoops said. “WIA does a tremendous job representing our dynamic and growing industry. As the United States begins to move past the pandemic, the year ahead will be the busiest yet, as policymakers at every level of government look to ensure that all communities benefit from wireless broadband. Our industry will help drive this broadband build-out. I look forward to coordinating with the WIA board members, the broader membership and the entire industry as we work toward our common goals. We are in a time like no other with rapid and incredible innovation and a growing and changing business and regulatory environment. I am happy to play a part in leading the industry toward continued success.”