The Telecommunications Industry Foundation (TIF) has elected Dale Heath as its Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. The organization also announced that Karmen Rajamani and Anthony Castillo will join the TIF Board.
Heath replaces Vice-Chair Scott Stekr, who has stepped down to support the entire industry as he has accepted his appointment to the editorial committee for TIA’s TR 14 committee.
Heath has been an integral part of TIF’s efforts since its inception and was among the first people included as the TIF goals were being discussed and formalized.
He has continuously provided expertise to aid with quality and safety endeavors in the telecommunications industry. He has considerable experience in the field, deploying and maintaining telecommunications infrastructure.
Heath transitioned to a manufacturing role where he continues to use his knowledge to help others by sharing information and resources.
He is the Engineering & Commercial Initiatives Director for Valmont Site Pro 1. He has been in the industry for over 38 years and has experience in commercial construction, site construction, business unit leadership for manufacturing, product management, and engineering.
TIF will benefit from Rajamani’s 25 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. She is currently the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) and leads WIA’s state and local government efforts.
In her former role at Crown Castle, she was VP of Government Affairs. She strategized to introduce new construction methods to state and local governments and communities and managed all state and municipal lobbyists.
Castillo brings more than 20 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. He is currently the Sales Director at PerfectVision. In this role, he is responsible for educational outreach and supporting industry efforts to increase awareness of the regulations, codes, and standards and how proper application can improve quality and control costs while achieving a safe installation through effective communication.
“We couldn’t be happier to add the knowledge and expertise of Karmen and Anthony to the board. Their experience, combined with the complementary expertise of the existing TIF board members, will help us expand the range of topics that we can address to help educate the telecom industry,” said TIF Chairperson Michelle Kang.
Stekr helped lead the board through the organization’s growth and was directly involved in creating and implementing the marketing and testing committees. He was directly involved in the revamp of the TIF website, as well as two of the tests that TIF has conducted. He spearheaded the development of the TIF Podcast and Industry Therapy and will continue to be one of the main contributors.
Also serving on the Board of Directors are Joshua Huff, Scott Kisting, Carlo Franceschino, Andrew Kurtzman, W. Dan Butterworth, Dale Schumaker, Krupakaran Kolandaivelu, John Bozzetto, Jared Haines and Scott Vance.
Key contributors to TIF are Deepesh Savla, April Watkins, Justin Kline and Peter Ludas.