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Willie Robertson to Deliver Keynote Address at NATE UNITE 2019

Posted on: October 25, 2018 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release: 
October 23, 2018

Willie Robertson to Deliver Keynote Address at NATE UNITE 2019

Popular TV Personality, Outdoorsman and Actor to Entertain Attendees at Annual NATE Event 

(Grapevine, Texas) – The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today that Willie Robertson will deliver the keynote address at the NATE UNITE 2019 Conference in Grapevine, Texas. NATE UNITE 2019 will take place February 4-7, 2019 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. NATE UNITE is widely regarded as the premier and most comprehensive education event in the wireless and broadcast infrastructure industries. Robertson is scheduled to speak during the NATE Keynote Luncheon on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Willie Robertson Head ShotRobertson, best known for his appearances on the reality TV series Duck Dynasty on A&E, currently serves as the CEO of the company Duck Commander and is a renowned American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, author, and actor.  

“The Association is elated to welcome an accomplished icon like Willie Robertson to NATE UNITE 2019,” stated NATE’s Trade Show Committee Chairman Joel Hightower of Hightower Communications, Inc. in LaGrange, North Carolina. “Willie’s background as an entertainer and his love of hunting and the outdoors will be a big hit with NATE members and the other  industry stakeholders who will be in attendance at the conference,” added Hightower.

“NATE has established an outstanding track-record of attracting top-notch keynote speakers for our annual event and Willie Robertson’s appearance at NATE UNITE 2019 will continue this exciting trend,” said NATE Event Coordinator Shari Wirkus. “Mr Robertson’s addition to the NATE UNITE 2019 line-up serves to enhance what is already an incredible agenda of speakers, sessions, luncheons and networking receptions that we have in store for the industry. We anticipate NATE UNITE 2019 will be another record-breaking attendance for this annual event,” added Wirkus.

Companies interested in NATE UNITE 2019 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are encouraged to visit HERE. Individuals interested in registering to attend NATE UNITE 2019 or who are interested in participating in the Tower Family Foundation Golf Invitational powered by NATE’s Wireless Industry Network (WIN) are encouraged to register HERE. For more information on NATE, visit


Willie Robertson Biography

Willie Robertson has been in and around hunting all his life. Growing up with the family business, he has handled most tasks at Duck Commander from sanding and packaging calls as a youngster, to now serving as president of the company. Despite a busy travel schedule, Willie is a regular in the Robertson family blind where his comic relief helps when the season gets long and the birds are not flying.

In 2006, Willie began a new pursuit when he started Buck Commander. Willie and the Buckmen travel all over the country chasing white-tail deer, having a good time at hunting camp, and creating the Buckmen series of DVD’s and the popular television show Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour on Outdoor Channel.

Willie is executive producer of both TV shows and has a passion for inspiring future hunters by showing the outdoor lifestyle and hunting experience in the most fun and entertaining way. His unique perspective helps makes Duck and Buck Commander TV shows, DVD’s and products stand out in the crowd.

Willie loves being outdoors with his family and friends and is happiest at home in West Monroe, Louisiana with his wife Korie and children, John Luke, Sadie, Will, Bella, Rebecca and Rowdy. When he is not working you will catch him on his tractor bush-hogging a field, earphones blaring, thinking of the next idea that will keep his companies at the top of the heap.


About National Association of Tower Erectors

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 775 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Guam, Jamaica, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit