NATE UNITE 2021 Educational Session Series

NATE UNITE 2021 Educational Session Series

NATE will be hosting a virtual educational series throughout 2021. A selection of educational sessions originally set to debut at NATE UNITE 2021 will be presented.

One session will be featured each month, February through December.

All sessions will be offered free of charge. All sessions will begin at 11:00 a.m. Central Time and last one hour.

Date Education Session Speaker(s) Date Registration Opens
February 24, 2021 Installation and Development of Small Cells Corey Manus, Program Director – Small Cell, B+T Group Completed
March 24, 2021 Sharing of knowledge through industry Planning Advisory Notices (PAN’s), White Papers, and Standards Scott Stekr, VP of US Engineering, PerfectVision
Brandon Chapman, Engineering and NPD Manager, Valmont Site Pro 1
Dale Heath, Structural Support Product Line Manager, CommScope
Michelle Kang, P.E., Geographic Discipline Leader, Maser Consulting
April 21, 2021 Authorized, Competent or Qualified: The Employers Responsibility Bob McCurley, Safety Projects Trainer, Pigeon Mountain Industries, Inc. Completed
May 19, 2021 Workforce Solutions – Business and Education Partnerships Chris Mallon, President, TowerMRL, Inc.
Nikie Blackford, Workforce Training Coordinator for Workforce & Economic Development and Project Lead, Industrial & Aviation Technology Training Center, Oklahoma State University Technical College
Kyle Edwards, R & D Manager – Inspections, Tower Engineering Professionals, Inc.
Mike Fowler, Director, Marketing & Business Development, VIKOR
Christy Hall, Vice President, Texoma Contracting, Inc.
Brad Smith, Outreach Specialist for the Industrial & Aviation Technologies Training Center, Oklahoma State University Technical College
Dr. Benjamin Valdez, VP of Academic Affairs, Southeast Technical College
June 23, 2021 Don’t Drop That! Allie Thunstrom, Field Product Specialist, Ergodyne Completed
July 21, 2021 Tower Modifications, Engineering and Construction Sonya Roshek, VP of Field Services, B+T Group Completed
August 25, 2021 Subcontractor Agreement War Stories – Negotiating Around the Landmines J. John Barker, Partner, Barker MacEntee PLLC
Duane MacEntee, Partner, Barker MacEntee PLLC
September 22, 2021 Drafting Your Acquisition Dream Team Craig Dickens, CEO, JD Merit and Co.
Abtin Jalali, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Bob Paige, Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions, Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC
James Petersen, Director of Acquisitions, ENERTECH
Ryan Tracy, Executive VP & Co-Founder, Legacy Telecommunications, LLC
October 20, 2021 Best Kept Secrets – Tower Marking/Lighting Compliance & Regulations Jimmy Miller, President, MILLERCO
Mitch Bateman, Sr. Business Development Manager, Flash Technology
Dr. Joelle Gehring, Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program
Richard Hickey, Sr. Manager, Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC
November 17, 2021 Safe Driving: Are Your Personal Assets Exposed?

Bruce Eades, President, Insurance Office of America – Georgia Region

December 15, 2021 Every Moment Counts: Preparing for an Emergency Response Chris Feder, Director of Rescue Services, Med-Tex Services, Inc.


Speakers, sessions and schedule subject to change./ Last revised 12/15/2020

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