Ad Hoc Committees

All NATE members have the opportunity to serve on one of the Association’s committees, subcommittees or ad hoc committees. Membership involvement plays an important role in NATE’s progress. NATE members are strongly encouraged to become involved in NATE’s decision-making process. Together we can achieve a safe and successful future for NATE.

NATE Ad Hoc Committees Include:

  • The Chairman’s Council provides a forum for NATE’s Former Chairmen to stay involved with their Association. Comprised of past chairmen to counsel the Board and serve the membership on any issue related to NATE. Particularly, the council is asked to provide guidance where precedent, rationale and intent of previous actions, and lessons from past events are considerations in the decision making process for current issues.

  • The Workforce Development Ad Hoc Committee was developed to provide professional development opportunities and cultivate the leadership skills for individuals in the industry, using NATE’s international platform.
  • The Financial Investment Ad Hoc Committee conducts quarterly conference calls to review NATE’s financial portfolio, analyze market trends and make investment recommendations to the Association’s Board of Directors.
  • The Industry Relations Ad Hoc Committee advises NATE’s Board of Directors and Staff on public relations and crises communications issues that may arise that impact the Association and its member companies. 
  • The Legislative & Regulatory Ad Hoc Committee  travels to Washington, D.C. on a bi-annual basis to represent the Association through meetings with prominent stakeholders on Capitol Hill, federal government agencies and industry organizations. 
  • The Small Cell and DAS Deployment Ad Hoc Committee creates resources and provides guidance to the Association on network densification and related work activities.
  • The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Ad Hoc Committee and Working Group participants have pledged to be a source of information by providing timely updates to the Association’s members and industry stakeholders as key developments emerge in the landscape surrounding Unmanned Aerial Systems.
  • The Women of NATE (WON) Ad Hoc Committee was established to foster an exchange of ideas, expertise, and camaraderie among NATE members at all levels. 
  • The Military of NATE Ad Hoc Committee enables all service men and women of NATE, including Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves, to achieve their full potential to help support their success in the communications infrastructure industry.
  • The SEMC Ad Hoc Committee’s objective is to provide detailed information applicable to the performance, installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of wire rope safety climbs/systems for antenna supporting structures with ANSI/TIA-222 defined climbing facilities. The SEMC is also tasked with boosting the industry’s worker protection initiatives though future testing initiatives and research.
  • The CTS Review Ad Hoc Committee was established to review and update the current NATE CTS.
  • The Compliance Ad Hoc Committee is focused on identifying and monitoring the myriad of challenges NATE member contractor companies face when working with 3rd party compliance/on-boarding firms utilized by prominent customers in the industry. The committee’s goal is to help mitigate the on-boarding “pain points” by devising strategies to standardize components of the compliance requirements in the industry. 
  • The Climber Connection Ad Hoc Committee was developed to provide specific resources and communicate the Association’s message directly to the industry’s elevated workforce.