The Tower Family Foundation announced today that Board of Directors’ members Jim Tracy, Victor Drouin and Craig Lekutis were appointed by their peers to serve on the non-profit organization’s Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term.
Jim Tracy, Founder and CEO of the Legacy Family of Companies in Gig Harbor, Washington, was appointed to serve as the President of the Board of Directors. Tracy has previously served in leadership roles for a diverse group of organizations including NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association, National Wireless Safety Alliance, Pilots for Christ International and The Mission House.
Victor Drouin, President of Green Mountain Communications, Inc. in Pembroke, New Hampshire, was appointed to serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Drouin is beginning his third year serving on the Tower Family Foundation Board of Directors, which includes a year serving in the role of President. Drouin also currently maintains leadership positions on the Board of Directors at NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and the National Wireless Safety Alliance.
Craig Lekutis, President of WirelessEstimator.com in Margate, Florida, was appointed to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors. Lekutis is beginning his fourth year serving on the organization’s Board of Directors. During his tenure of service, Lekutis has been instrumental in his role as Board oversight and a key advisor to the foundation’s Advisory Committee.
“I am excited and humbled to take the baton and assume the role of President of the Tower Family Foundation,” said Jim Tracy. “In a little over six years, the organization has demonstrated steadfast devotion to our mission by walking alongside industry workers and their families to provide financial support to them when they needed it most. Moving forward, I am excited to collaborate with the Tower Family Foundation’s leadership team to continue to raise awareness of the Tower Family Foundation in the diverse communications ecosystem and share our story of the indelible impact we are having,” added Tracy.
The Tower Family Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and scholarships to family members of a severely injured, permanently disabled, or deceased tower worker injured or killed in an accident stemming from working at heights on Communication structures or other on-the-job related activities that tower workers are involved in on a daily basis. The Tower Family Foundation recently earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar by Candid.
Since its inception in 2014, the foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in donations and scholarships to eligible tower workers and their families. Vilhauer, Raml & Snyder LP, an independent certified public accounting firm, has calculated that over 97 cents of every dollar donated to the Tower Family Foundation goes directly to eligible benefactors.
Interested stakeholders are encouraged to visit the Tower Family Foundation’s website at www.towerfamilyfoundation.org, to learn more about the organization and make an online contribution.
Tower Family Foundation Leadership Team
Board of Directors
Jim Tracy (President) Legacy Family of Companies
Victor Drouin (Vice President) Green Mountain Communications
Craig Lekutis (Secretary/Treasurer) WirelessEstimator.com
Cliff Barbieri Advanced Tower Services, Inc.
Bernard Borghei Vertical Bridge REIT, LLC
Eric Chase Enertech Holdings, LLC
Jim Coleman AT&T
Executive Administrator to Board of Directors
Kari Stein NATE
Cliff Barbieri (Chairman) Advanced Tower Services, Inc.
Greg Burbage, P.E. 4SE, Inc.
Victor Drouin Green Mountain Communications, Inc.
Don Evans Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
Paul Foster Qualtek Wireless LLC
Karen Kyman Precision Communications, LLC
Todd Schlekeway NATE
John Talley Talley, Inc.
Bernard Borghei (Chairman) Vertical Bridge REIT, LLC
Wade Collins Flash Technology
Andy Haldane Tower Engineering Professionals
Shylesh Moras Phoenix Tower International
Paula Nurnberg NATE
Jim Tracy Legacy Family of Companies
Monica Vink PerfectVision Inc.