NEWA’s mission is to cultivate relationships between members of the wireless industry, to provide an open forum for the exchange of information and ideas, to work with government officials on issues impacting the wireless industry, and to promote the highest standards of business practices among members.
NEWA’s dedicated leadership team consists of four officers and six directors, all from myriad organizations within the wireless industry. Tara Rand, Senior Manager Business Development at SAI Group, is NEWA’s President and Dan Hamm, Principal at Hudson Design Group L.L.C., is Vice President.
Every year NEWA hosts a variety of educational and charity events. These include the association’s famous charity golf tournament to benefit the newly created NEWA Scholarship Fund, industry-related educational events, charity hockey and cornhole games, as well as a holiday social in Boston.
NEWA joins WIA’s eight other State Wireless Association Program (SWAP) members: California Wireless Association, Carolinas Wireless Association, Maryland/DC Wireless Association, New Jersey Wireless Association, New York State Wireless Association, Northwest Wireless Association, Pennsylvania Wireless Association, and Virginia Wireless Association. WIA supports these associations by supporting advocacy efforts, member recruitment, revenue generation via events, marketing, association promotion, website design and maintenance, and administrative elements.
The SWAP promotes the wireless industry and raises technology awareness at the state and local level. Individual associations are created under the SWAP umbrella to develop a local presence for the wireless industry within the community. It is vital to the continued growth of the industry to have a single force addressing local issues and responsibilities. Working together under the SWAP, companies can cultivate and develop positive relationships between the wireless industry and the community leadership. The state wireless associations welcome anyone involved in the wireless industry including, but not limited to, carriers, tower companies, vendors, services organizations, law firms, title companies, environmental companies, construction companies, network consultants, engineering firms and individual site acquisition agents.