Jeffrey A. Stoops – Chairman
President and Chief Executive Officer
SBA Communications Corporation
Jeffrey A. Stoops is President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of SBA Communications Corporation. He has been CEO since January 1, 2002. He was appointed President in April 2000, and has been a director since August 1999. Mr. Stoops served as CFO from December 1998 to April 2000. He joined the company in March 1997 as Senior Vice-President responsible for finance, capital market activities, mergers and acquisitions, and legal matters of the company. Prior to joining SBA Communications, Mr. Stoops was a partner with Gunster, Yoakley, a Florida based law firm, where he practiced for thirteen years in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions areas. He received his Bachelors of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from Florida State University.
Alex Gellman – Vice-Chairman
CEO and Co-Founder
Vertical Bridge Holdings L.L.C.
Alex Gellman is the Chief Executive Officer of Vertical Bridge Holdings L.L.C., the largest private owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in the U.S.
Prior to co-founding Vertical Bridge, Mr. Gellman was President and COO of Global Tower Partners, the largest privately-held tower company in the United States. Mr. Gellman was instrumental in the sale of Global Tower Partners to American Tower Corporation in 2013 for over $4.8 billion. Previously, Mr. Gellman has been involved in a number of successful ventures, including Sonitrol Corporation, a leading provider of verified electronic security in North America where he served as President and COO until its sale to Stanley Works.
Mr. Gellman also co-founded Apex Site Management, the largest third-party manager of wireless and wireline communications sites in the U.S. Apex merged with SpectraSite Communications to create the largest telecommunications site portfolio in the United States. Following the merger, Mr. Gellman served as President and CEO of SpectraSite-Transco Communications, Ltd., a joint venture between SpectraSite and British Gas to develop tower sites in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Gellman previously served as Vice President – Development and a co-founder of Horizon Cellular Group, a start-up backed by McCaw Cellular to acquire, develop and operate rural cellular franchises in the eastern United States.
Mr. Gellman earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Biology from Tufts University.
Jay A. Brown – Secretary
President and Chief Executive Officer
Crown Castle International
Jay A. Brown was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2016. Mr. Brown was Crown Castle’s Chief Financial Officer from July 2008 to May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Brown served as Treasurer of Crown Castle from May 2004. Since joining Crown Castle in August 1999, he has served in a number of positions in corporate development and corporate finance. Prior to joining Crown Castle, Mr. Brown worked for a start-up health care company and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Brown holds a BBA from Baylor University.
Steven O. Vondran – Treasurer
Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division American Tower
Steven Vondran is Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division, American Tower. Mr. Vondran joined American Tower in 2000 as a member of our Corporate legal team and served in a variety of positions until August 2004, when he was appointed Senior Vice President of our U.S. Leasing Operations. In August 2010, Mr. Vondran was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel for the US Tower Division and served in that role until August 2018, when he was appointed to his current position.
Mr. Vondran joined the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) Board in September 2018, and, in October 2018, he joined the Board and of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA).
Prior to joining American Tower, Mr. Vondran was an associate at the law firm of Lewellen & Frazier LLP, served as a telecommunications consultant with the firm of Young & Associates, Inc., and was a Law Clerk to the Hon. John Stroud on the Arkansas Court of Appeals. He received his J.D. with high honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Hendrix College.
Todd Boyer – Director
Chief Executive Officer
Todd Boyer is the Chief Executive Officer of TowerCo and manages the overall operations and business activities. Before becoming CEO in 2018, Todd had been involved in leading the Sales & Business Development efforts for Colocation & Build To Suit for 13 years, as well as spearheading the site development for new tower builds and tower acquisitions. Prior to coming over to TowerCo, Todd held several management positions at SpectraSite Communications, which was later acquired by American Tower. He served as Director of Strategic Site Development, Director of Sales for the Northeast & West Region and as National Sales Manager. Todd began his career in the wireless industry working on several new market carrier build outs for SBA Communications and Nextel Communications, where he held various site development roles on the east and west coast. Todd has over 26 years of experience in the wireless infrastructure industry and has a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University.
Ed Farscht – Director
Chief Executive Officer
Ed Farscht was a senior executive at AAT Communications, Bear Stearns, CIBC World Markets and Citibank where he was involved in both investment banking and principal investments. Mr. Farscht has been involved with the wireless tower industry since 1996 and with the wireless services industry since 1986. He joined the Board of Directors of WIA in 2017.
David E. Weisman – Director
Mr. Weisman was the CEO and co-founder of InSite Wireless Group, LLC prior to its sale to American Tower in December 2020. He was previously President and CEO of Mountain Union Telecom, LLC from 1999 until its sale in 2006. Prior to founding Mountain Union Telecom, LLC, he was of counsel to the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker of Rockville, Maryland, and prior to that a principal in the Washington, DC law firm of Meyer, Faller, Weisman & Rosenberg. Mr. Weisman received his law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center with honors, an LLM in taxation from The George Washington University National Law Center, and is a graduate of Brown University. He is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland and is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Weisman has served on the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) Board for fifteen years and elected Chairman in 2019, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA), a microfinance organization in over 20 countries, and the Parkmont School in Washington, DC. He was formerly Vice President/Counsel to the Radio Club of America, Inc, one of the oldest wireless associations in the United States. Mr. Weisman has been involved in the wireless industry as an attorney, investor, and executive for more than 30 years.
Thomas P. Kane – Director
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member
Tom Kane has been with NB+C for 25 years and after several roles of increasing responsibility currently serves as its CEO. Tom manages the overall operations and resources of NB+C, and oversees all high-level strategic decisions that direct the overall growth of the company. Under his leadership, the company has experienced significant growth, launched several new business units, and expanded its geographic reach. He was also a principal in the company’s tower subsidiary, Network Towers, LLC, a development company that successfully built 90 communication towers across six states. The tower portfolio was sold to a public tower company in 2006. In 2007, Tom utilized the company’s tower development capabilities and backlog to lead a successful management buyout of NB+C, creating a 100% management-owned LLC.
He is currently treasurer of the MD-DC Wireless Association, and he served for six years on the board of directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Maryland Chapter. Tom is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Washington, DC/Baltimore chapter, and currently chairs the Workforce Development Committee for WIA.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor concentration in business management from the University of Maryland at College Park and also currently serves on the Board of Directors of his alma mater, DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Dagan Kasavana – Director
Chief Executive Officer
Phoenix Tower International
Len Forkas – Director
President and Founder
Milestone Towers Inc.
Len Forkas, a serial entrepreneur and 20-year veteran of the wireless infrastructure industry,founded Milestone Communications to serve as the bridge between wireless carriers and public landowners.
Len became intrigued with wireless tower development during his career in commercial real estate. He started at Oxford Development Corporation and Winchester Homes, and then joined a major bank where he oversaw a 900-acre, mixed-use community.
Undaunted by the prospect of entering a new industry, Len launched Milestone in 2001, focusing on a handful of projects in Northern Virginia. Under Len’s leadership, Milestone grew into a well-respected developer that today has partnerships with over 50 municipal, school and utility landowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
In 2002, Len founded Hopecam, Inc., a nonprofit that uses video technology to connect homebound children undergoing treatment for cancer to their friends at school. He stays active in Hopecam, serving as the chairman for the charity’s 15-member Board of Directors.
Len, a popular leadership speaker, is the author of What Spins the Wheel, a book that shares team-building lessons he learned while competing solo in Race Across America (a 3,000 mile, coast-to-coast event described as “the toughest bike race in the world”).
An active member of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), Len serves as a co-leader of the IDF, the association’s peer group for entrepreneurs in the wireless tower industry. Hereceived an MBA from The American University and graduated from the College of Architecture at Ball State University.
Jonathan Adelstein – Director
President & Chief Executive Officer
Wireless Infrastructure Association
Jonathan S. Adelstein is the President & CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association. WIA 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 WIA PAC were launched. WIA 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. Previously, Mr. Adelstein held a number of legislative staff positions over 15 years in the U.S. Senate, culminating as a senior policy advisor to the Senate Majority Leader. Mr. Adelstein received an M.A. in History and a B.A., with Distinction, in Political Science from Stanford University. He attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and served as a Teaching Fellow in history at Harvard University and a Teaching Assistant at Stanford University. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover. He was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. An avid musician, he has performed with artists from local garage bands to members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He currently lives with his wife and two children in the Washington, D.C. area.