Kelly Lazuka

By Marshall Miller

Kelly Lazuka started her career in the wireless industry 25 years ago as a site acquisition specialist leasing land for new AT&T towers.  Before joining Fullerton in 2021, she was with SAC Wireless, a Nokia company, for over 20 years serving in various operational and business development roles.  Kelly found her niche as VP of Operations and the principal architect of SAC’s centralized concept for front end services.  This new assembly line-like model brought site acquisition, A&E, scoping, and close-outs under the same umbrella resulting in reduced cycle times for customers and reduced annual overhead. 

Kelly was appointed CEO at Fullerton in August of 2022 where she previously served as the President of the Wireless Services unit overseeing site development, design & engineering, and utility coordination for customers nationwide.  As CEO, Kelly leads the entire organization which also includes PMO, fiber design, small cell and DAS design as well as construction services.  Under Kelly’s leadership, the company underwent a significant financial and cultural transformation, emerging as a thriving powerhouse known for its expertise in program management, world-class execution, and customer solutioning.

In November 2023, Kelly was named Titan 100 – Chicago award winner.  The Titan 100 program recognizes Chicago’s Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives as the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that include demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion.  Shortly after receiving the Titan 100 award, Kelly was deeply honored to have been invited to serve on the Chicago Board for the Titan 100.  She feels it’s a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the ongoing growth and prosperity of the Chicago business community and is humbled by the chance to collaborate with fellow leaders.

As a proud mother of two boys and three girls (one daughter is on the Atlanta police force and another daughter preparing to ship out for the Marines in July), Kelly recognizes the unique challenges that women face in the industry.  She is passionate about empowering leaders and dedicates herself to nurturing talent and guiding aspiring women to new heights in their careers.