Board of Trustees
Robert Ivanoff President
With over 30 years experience in the wireless industry, Rob is currently the President and Managing Director of Copper Hill Ventures, LLC. Rob’s areas of expertise include engineering, marketing and finance, operations and business development.
Rob previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Liberty Towers, Rockville, Maryland, a communications tower developer and operator; Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for the International Wireless Industry Consortium, Warminster, PA, and Vice President of Asset Management for Crown Castle USA. Rob has previously servied as Secretary for the NJWA.
Dominic Villecco Vice President
Dominic Villecco is a 36-year veteran of the telecommunications industry. As V-COMM’s founder and president, he led the organization from two employees to over 50 employees, with office locations in two states, in less than five years. He has qualified as an expert witness in telecommunications engineering in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Michigan. He has also testified in Federal court on behalf of the FCC and Department of Justice in two high-profile cases.
Prior to founding V-COMM in 1995, he led all engineering efforts for Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc. and Comcast International Holdings. As former Director of Engineering for American Cellular Network Corporation (AMCELL), he helped to design the first regional cellular network in the United States with propriety automatic call delivery among independent carriers. Mr. Villecco’s expertise provides a positive impact upon his clients’ growth rates and their ability to secure financing from key vendors.
Mr. Villecco was previously the Vice Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Drexel University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and received the 2001 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the same department. Mr. Villecco was previously the Chairman of the Technical subcommittee for APCO Region 28 and its 700 MHz initiatives. Mr. Villecco is an active member of the IEEE and a member of the Radio Club of America.
Jim Kudless Treasurer
Jim is the Vice President of Business Development and Process Excellence of US Title Solutions. Jim joined US Title Solutions in 2006 to expand and manage all operations and sales activities. He quickly recognized the value of the State Wireless Association Program and began an active participation program across the country.
Jim worked effectively to make U.S. Title Solutions the leader in quality title reports for the telecommunications industry and implemented changes to increase the productivity of the firm. Quick to recognize title reports as a service that reduces risk of tower projects, the company’s services have expanded to include document filing, title commitments and title insurance services across their entire nationwide foot print.
Prior to joining US Title Solutions Jim worked as Director of Marketing at Trane Commercial Air Conditioning and in a variety of sales functions at Hewlett Packard. In addition to being a Six Sigma Black Belt, Jim holds a MS in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed the mini-MBA through Rutgers University.
Jim previously served the NJWA for many years as the Chair of its Membership/Sponsorship/Events committee.
David McNulty Secretary
David is Corporate Counsel for SBA Site Management, LLC in Woodbridge, NJ. David is responsible for all in-house legal matters affecting the Managed Sites division, which includes developing strategic and equitable resolutions to contractual, financial and operational conflicts on a tripartite basis. In addition, David works closely with and advises all departments in the division.
Prior to joining SBA, David served as Senior Counsel, Real Estate and Compliance for Velocita Wireless, L.P., supporting those departments by overseeing and negotiating agreements for the installation and operation of the company’s Mobitex and IDEN equipment on nationwide sites. David came to Velocita from Unison Site Management, LLC, after spending several years as Senior Counsel at AAT Communications Corp.
David is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D.), New York, NY, and The Pennsylvania State University (B.A.), State College, PA.
Christopher Adams Board Member; Co-Chair, Government Affairs/Education Committee
Christopher is a consultant to wireless site management platforms and landlords. Prior to starting his own consulting platform, Christopher was in-house counsel at Communications Capital Group, a wireless lease aggregation business, where he was also a founding partner. Christopher was a Managing Director at Unison Site Management, and a Regional Vice President at Wireless Capital Partners before starting Communications Capital Group. Christopher gained his wireless lease experience working at Bechtel supervising the site acquisition effort on behalf of AT&T in New York City and northern New Jersey. Christopher earned his Bachelor’s degree at Fordham University and his law degree at Seton Hall University.
Mike Ahl Board Member
Mike Ahl is an Attorney in the State of New Jersey. He is a Site Development Manager with Sprint. Mike has been in the wireless industry since 2000. He has worked on hundreds of telecommunication sites in New Jersey and New York, as well as Department of Defense sites across the United States.
Prior to working in the wireless industry, Mike worked in general practice law firms specializing in Real Estate and Family Law. Mike obtained is BS from Rutgers University and his JD from Seton Hall Law School.
Peter Broy Board Member
Peter Broy has served in the Wireless Industry since 1993. He is currently a Government Relations Manager in the Crown Castle DAS/Small Cell Sites division. He has worked in the field of DAS/Small Cells sites for five years, serving in the New York Metropolitan Area as well as in other locations in the North East.
Prior to moving into DAS, Peter had worked for a number of consultants in the Wireless Real Estate, Leasing and Zoning field. He also served as National Zoning Director for Winstar Communications, a CLEC.
Peter’s educational accomplishments include earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art and Architecture. He also holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Southern California as well as a Transportation Planning Certificate.
Carl Busseno Board Member
Carl is the Director of Radio Access Network for AT&T in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area. In that role, he is responsible for the overall design and optimization of AT&T’s Wireless voice and data network throughout Northern NJ, NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Orange and Sullivan County.
Prior to rejoining AT&T Wireless in January 2004, Carl was an independent consultant for a couple of years, with his own company, working with Nextel Communications to improve their internal processes and procedures for RF Performance, Design and Field Operations.
Prior to that, he owned and operated another consulting company which he built up from a two person company in 1995, to a 20 person company in 1997, before selling to a larger “turnkey key” type company. After selling his business to the larger company, he was employed with that company as the executive vice president of engineering for a number of years where he continued to build the team to a 40 person department and $4 million a year business. During that time, he and his team worked for companies such as AT&T Wireless, Nextel Communications, T-Mobile, Cingular Wireless Interactive, and Lucent Technologies, to name a few.
Carl was with AT&T Wireless in New York from 1992 to 1995, prior to becoming an entrepreneur, where he served as manager of RF Design and Performance in Manhattan. While in that role, his team developed the initial microcell plan for NYC. Prior to becoming manager, he served as a senior RF engineer in New York market responsible for RF Design and Performance in Long Island and Manhattan.
Prior to joining AT&T wireless, Carl worked for NYNEX Mobile Communications (presently named Verizon Wireless) from 1988 to 1992, where he moved his way up from a college intern to RF Area Engineer. In that role, he was responsible for design and performance of several areas throughout New York Metro.
Carl has been working in wireless and the New York market for almost 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Engineer degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Mike Fox Board Member
Mike was born and raised in NY/NJ and earned his BSEE from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ. After graduating he began his Telecommunications career in1982 as an Electrical Engineer for Western Union. Designing and implementing an upgrade for a national microwave network, he also started training as a Project Manager. His introduction to Cellular came in 1986 when he was one of the Project Managers at Motorola who built the original A-band network in NY/NJ for Metro One. Mike spent several years at Motorola heading up the team of Project Managers in the Northeast US working on networks for commercial applications as well as state and local government agencies. In 1991 Mike took a position with Cellular One in NJ. Building a team of Project Managers there, they continued the buildout of NY/NJ and additionally planned and managed the market launches of the PCS networks in Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore/Washington. In 2000 Mike co-founded Wireless Network Group (WNG). The company is based out of Pompton Plains, NJ and primarily services the Northeast US as well as the Carolinas. WNG builds, integrates, and maintains cell sites for all the major carriers in the US as well Structured Cabling Services nationally for multiple retail clients such as Apple.
Gail Goldman Board Member; Chair, Media/Public Relations Committee
Gail Goldman is an industry veteran, first working for Whalen & Company helping Nextel build their system in the Boston area, in 1999 she joined Crown Castle and has been there ever since. Securing new business, working with the carriers and developing DAS projects have been her focus.
Ed Gomez Board Member
With over a decade of experience in the telecommunications industry, Ed co-founded inRange Solutions in 2011, a full turnkey company specializing in land lease acquisitions, design, development, and construction management. Formed in 2011, inRange Solutions is a Minority Owned Business recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council and was recently recognized as the 2015 US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Top 100 Fastest Growing businesses in the U.S.
Prior to starting inRange Solutions, Ed served as the Sr. Project Manager at Transcend Wireless from 2005-2011. Ed is a graduate of Seton Hall University where he graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Management Information Systems for Business.
inRange Solutions has been recognized by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) as one of the Top 100 fastest growing and emerging companies in the U.S. in 2016.
Michael Lee Foster Board Member
Michael Lee Foster is the Director of National Sales – Managed Sites for AAT Communications LLC; a subsidiary of SBA Communications Corporation. He has an extensive background in sales and marketing in the tower industry and has worked with all the major carriers on both a regional and national level.
Michael Lee has previously served as Vice President of Business Development for Wireless Spectrum Services and also National Director of Business Development for ATC Construction Services.
He was recalled to active duty with the United States Naval Air Reserves in January 2003 and spent a year in Fujairah, United Arab Emirate flying the DC-9 transport aircraft in support of Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was released from active duty with United States Navy in December 2003 and joined AAT Communications in January 2004. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to serving as President of the NJWA in 2012, Michael Lee served as the Vice President of the organization since its inception.
Leslie Small Board Member
Leslie Small spent 20 years in commercial real estate, specializing in development of shopping centers and and retail leasing. In 1996, she entered the field of wireless telecommunicatons real estate, and has never looked back. She was fortunate to begin as a Site Acquisition Manager for Omnipoint (now T-Mobile) and helped develop the New York Metro area. She was on-site when the first cell site was erected and the first call made from Staten Island to northern New Jersey. Her career has included working for vendors and other wireless carriers. Her last position was at Bechtel, which had her traveling and living in various locations on the east coast, while working on a variety of projects from new site builds to DAS fiber installation, and everything in between; GSM, UMTS, LTE, to name a few. She currently is the principal of a small boutique consulting company, Miles & Ashby Real Estate Services, providing wireless industry services on an individual basis to vendors, sub-vendors, municipalities and landlords.
Leslie attended Russell Sage College in Troy, New York and received her Masters Degree from New York University in Real Estate, with a concentration on Development and Investment.
Anthony Suppa, P.E., C.M.E. Board Member; Chair, Professional Services Committee
Tony is a Professional Engineer and Certified Municipal Engineer in the State of New Jersey. Working in the wireless industry since 1996, Tony is a Project Manager with Public Service Electric and Gas, working at Corporate Headquarters in Newark, New Jersey. Tony is responsible for all third party attachments on PSE&G’s electric transmission towers throughout the state of New Jersey. Prior to his employment at PSE&G, Tony prepared many designs for wireless attachments on electric transmission towers for sites on PSE&G towers.
Tony has worked on thousands of telecommunications sites over the last 20 years for all of the major carriers in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and has testified before hundreds of planning and zoning boards in New Jersey and New York.
Prior to working in the wireless industry, Tony worked in the water resources sector. Tony is a 1981 graduate of Newark College of Engineering (NJIT).
Steven Weiss Board Member; Chair, Board Member; Co-Chair, Steering Committee
Steve Weiss currently manages the Northern New Jersey Cell Build program for Verizon Wireless and has been in the wireless industry for over 10 years. Steve’s broad background in Real Estate includes everything from leasing, zoning and regulatory work to the development and financing of large commercial retail and office projects.
Prior to joining Verizon Wireless in 1994, Steve had his own consulting business. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Biochemistry and started his professional career as a Research Scientist with four joint patents to his credit. He transitioned his career into Real Estate after graduating from NYU’s Stern School of Business with an MBA in Finance and Real Estate.
Although proud to be a part of the growing and challenging world of Wireless Communications, he is most proud of his three children, Ryan, Lyndsay and Zack.
Gregory D. Meese, Esq. Board Member; Co-Chair, Government Affairs/Education Committee
Greg Meese is Co-Chair of the Government Affairs/Education Committee of the NJWA and a principal with Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C. in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Mr. Meese has over 30 years’ experience representing the wireless industry. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Law Section, Counsel to the Builders Association of Northern New Jersey, and Co-chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Bergen County Bar Association. He is the Editor of the Land Use Citator, an annual compendium of case law and statutory and regulatory enactments that impact land development and property rights that has been published by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education for the past ten years.
Mr. Meese has been actively involved in the telecommunications industry since 1986. He has authored a chapter on the zoning of telecommunications facilities for Matthew Bender’s national zoning treatise Zoning and Land Use Controls and was the Special Editor of the June 1999 issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine that focused on telecommunications and utility law issues. He has written several articles regarding telecommunications and land use matters. Mr. Meese secures governmental approvals for the siting of telecommunications facilities in New Jersey and New York and has represented the industry in state and federal courts.
Mr. Meese is a graduate of Rutgers College and received his law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington D.C. His accomplishments have been recognized in Who’s Who in American Law and he has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating in Martindale Hubbell. He is included in Legal Leaders’ top attorneys in New Jersey and New York, 201 Magazine’s list of top attorneys in Bergen County, New Jersey Magazine’s list of “Super Lawyers” and Best Lawyers list of Best Lawyers in America. He was named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 Hackensack Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year.”