As President & CEO of NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association, Todd Schlekeway provides overall leadership and vision working in concert with the Association’s staff, Board of Directors, volunteer Standing Committees, Wireless Industry Network and over 1,030 member companies.
NATE is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure construction, service and maintenance industries. NATE actively promotes workforce initiatives and capabilities by facilitating collaborations and partnerships between its members, community agencies, and educational and training entities that foster educational credential attainment and job placement.
Prior to joining NATE, Todd worked for seven years as the founder and principal of a public affairs and communications firm called Full Court Strategies Group, LLC. Todd also has extensive policy experience, having served for two terms in South Dakota’s state legislature where he represented a Sioux Falls, South Dakota legislative district in both the State House and the State Senate.
Todd received his undergraduate college degrees from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) with a B.A. in History/Political Science and a B.S. in Exercise Science. He also earned a Master’s degree in Education (M.Ed.) from USF. While at the University of Sioux Falls, Todd also participated in collegiate athletics as a member of the USF basketball team.
Todd and his wife Jill reside in Sioux Falls, SD with their three sons, Gavin, Grant and Jett.
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