NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association said that its member companies have reelected to its 2022 board of directors ; Kevin Dougherty, president of Millennia Contracting in New Castle, Delaware; Bryan Lee, president of Lee Antenna & Line Service in Springtown, Pennsylvania; and Jimmy Miller, president of Millerco in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Board candidate Kenneth Santee, cofounder and chief operating officer at TNT Communications in Frisco, Texas was elected to serve as a new board member, NATE said. It said Santee has more than 29 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with a focus on tower erection, antenna and cable installations, tower modification inspection and microwave systems.
The five candidates who were elected will begin their new terms in February at a board meeting held in conjunction with the NATE Unite 2022 Conference in Las Vegas.
“On behalf of the association’s over 1,030 member companies and staff, I would like to offer my congratulations to Jessica, Kevin, Bryan, Jimmy and Kenneth on their successful election bids,” said Todd Schlekeway, NATE’s president and CEO. “2022 is poised to be a banner year for the association’s member companies as generational investments are made for the deployment of mobile broadband infrastructure that will serve to simultaneously help close the digital divide and continue to scale 5G in the United States.”
Schlekeway said that NATE’s leadership would work to establish rapport and to broker meetings with executives from wireless carrier and tower customers to seek collaborative solutions to marketplace, pricing and workforce pressures that small business contractors experience.