South Wireless Summit


Jonathan Adelstein, President, Wireless Infrastructure Association
Jonathan S. Adelstein is the President & CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA).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 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.
Jay Brown, CEO, Crown Castle
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.
Scott Krouse, National Association of Tower Erectors, Wireless Infrastructure Network (WIN)
Scott Krouse got his start in the tower industry in February 1985 when he joined UNR-Rohn, as it was known then, in the shipping department after a number of years working in the transportation industry. He is a past President of the Transportation Club of Peoria, Illinois and the Peoria Motor Carriers Association. During his 15 years with Rohn, he worked in many departments including construction contracts administration, tower quoting, inside sales, international sales, and management of the after-market telecom accessories group. In April 2000, he joined PiRod as a national accounts manager for after-market products. One year later, Valmont Industries acquired PiRod and he became a Regional Sales Manager for structures and components based in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008, Valmont acquired Site Pro 1, an after-market products supplier and Scott served as a Regional Sales Manager where he successfully developed the customer base in two separate territories.
Jeff Lewis, President, Verticom – President, Texas State Wireless Association
In 2001, Jeff founded VERTICOM to service the growing need for a professional Wireless Infrastructure Services company in the South. Under his leadership, the company has grown from four people to a team of over 200 strong with a reputation for being the best and safest at what we do. He also led the implementation of the employee benefits program which includes a company matching 401k plan. He became the President of the Texas State Wireless Association in 2014 and is actively involved with several charities including The First Tee of Greater Dallas of which he serves on the Board of Governors.