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NATE Announces Results of 2023 Board of Directors Election

Posted on: December 6, 2022 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release:
December 6, 2022                                                                                                        

NATE Announces Results of 2023 Board of Directors Election

Drouin and Mallon Re-Elected; Valdez and Young Elected as Newcomers to Board

(Watertown, SD) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association today unveiled the official results of the 2023 Board of Directors election. The Association announces that Victor Drouin, President of Green Mountain Communications, Inc. in Pembroke, New Hampshire, and Chris Mallon, President of Tower MRL, LLC in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, were re-elected and will retain their respective seats on the NATE Board of Directors.

NATE also announces that candidates Dominique Valdez, Vice President of Operations at Wireless Construction Solutions in San Antonio, Texas, and Mike Young, Chief Executive Officer of National Tower Controls, LLC in Hartford, South Dakota, were elected to serve as new members of the Board of Directors.

The four candidates who were elected by their industry peers will officially begin their new three-year terms in February at the Board of Directors meeting that takes place in conjunction with the NATE UNITE 2023 Conference in Orlando, Florida.

“I would like to offer my congratulations to Victor, Chris, Dominique, and Mike on their successful election bids. I would also like to thank all the declared candidates who stepped up to run in what was an extremely competitive, hotly contested election,” said President & CEO Todd Schlekeway.

“Due to the membership growth and enhanced visibility of the Association, NATE’s Board of Directors will officially expand from 9 to 11 members beginning in February of 2023. The newly seated Directors will play a critical role in collaborating with NATE’s staff and volunteer committees to implement the ambitious goals and objectives outlined in the Association’s five-year strategic plan. Additionally, 2023 is a watershed year in the industry as generational investments will be made for the deployment of mobile broadband infrastructure to scale 5G and close the digital divide. It is incumbent that NATE’s leaders keep our eye on the ball to ensure that NATE member companies can benefit directly or indirectly from this deployment funding.” added Schlekeway.

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About NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure construction, service, and maintenance industries. Today the Association boasts over 1,050 member companies located throughout the United States, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit

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