The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced that Johnny Crawford, Executive Vice President of Tower Development at Vertical Bridge, Amanda Freeman, Director of Safety – Tower Assets at Crown Castle, Leticia Latino-van Splunteran, Chief Executive Officer at Neptuno USA, Corp, and Jim Tracy, Co-Founder at Legacy Telecommunications, LLC, have been appointed as members of the organization’s Board of Governors.
In their new roles as members of the Board of Governors, Crawford, Freeman, Latino-van Splunteran, and Tracy will join representatives from a broad cross-section of the industry tasked with developing policy and overseeing the activities of the various committees that will serve under their authority.
NWSA, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is a national non-profit assessment and certification organization established to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiably, ANSI accredited trade certifications to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard communication structures.
“NWSA is thrilled to welcome the expertise and leadership abilities of Johnny, Amanda, Leticia, and Jim to the talented and diverse roster of Governors that we continue to assemble,” stated Executive Director Duane MacEntee. “All four of these leaders come from outstanding companies in the industry and have the necessary relationships, experience, and subject matter expertise that will serve to continue helping our credentialing organization scale the number of NWSA-certified trade workers in the United States,” added MacEntee.
NWSA currently offers the following industry-wide trade certification programs: Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 (TTT-1), Telecommunications Tower Technician 2 (TTT-2), Telecommunications Tower Foreman, and Antenna & Line Specialty Certification Program.
Other assessment and certification programs NWSA will likely unveil in the future include Advanced Rigging, Structural Modifications, Small Cell Technician, Gin Pole Operations, and Broadcast Tall Tower Technician.
Industry workers, companies, and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the NWSA website at www.nws-a.org to learn more about the organization and how to begin the process of obtaining certification.