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