Washington, D.C. – The Rural Wireless Association announces the results of its FY 2022 Board of Directors Officer elections. Elections were held at RWA’s Annual Meeting on September 21, 2021 in Nashville. All current Board members will remain on the Board for FY 2022.
The Board elected John Nettles, CEO of Pine Belt Wireless, to serve as its President. Jake Baldwin, General Counsel of Bravado Wireless, will serve as Vice President, Chris Townson, CEO of DTC Wireless, will serve as Secretary, and Mike Higgins, CEO of West Central Wireless, was re-elected to serve as Treasurer. Outgoing President, Jana Wallace, CEO of Panhandle Telecommunications System, was appointed President Emirita and will continue to serve on the Board.
“RWA members worked closely with RWA leadership throughout this past year to achieve impressive policy advances for rural America and will continue to do so throughout the 2022 FY, focusing its efforts on Universal Service reform to support the expansive broadband deployment efforts Congress and the Biden Administration have identified as critical infrastructure for the U.S. Wireless industry leaders have recognized the association’s impact and RWA gained a record number of new members this year. We are looking forward to continued growth as we remain committed to strengthening rural America by making a difference to those rural Americans we serve,” stated RWA’s incoming President, John Nettles.
During the Annual Meeting, Jana Wallace, John Nettles, and Kelley Dunne of AmeriCrew were also presented with awards for outstanding dedication and service to the association and its members.