2017-2018 NSMA Officers
The NSMA governing structure is comprised of Officers, a Board of Directors and Committees elected by the membership. Feel free to contact the NSMA Secretary or any other member with your questions. Click on the person’s e-mail address to send e-mail to that NSMA official.
President | George Kizer
George began his microwave radio career in the U. S. Air Force. He was a communications officer leading a Scope Creek team of senior Air Force technicians around the world evaluating Department of Defense (DoD) fixed point to point microwave radio communication links. After his service in the Air Force, he joined the DoD as a civil servant and became the microwave radio systems engineer for the Digital European Backbone, the first DoD digital microwave radio system. George later worked for Collins Radio Company, Collins Transmission Systems Division of Rockwell International, Alcatel USA, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. While at Rockwell and Alcatel, George served as Systems Engineer (primarily overseas microwave projects), Program Manager (various long haul and turnkey microwave projects), and Product Manager of network management and fixed point to point microwave radio products. George authored the books Digital Microwave Communication, Microwave Communication and the chapter “Microwave Radio Communication” in Handbook of Microwave Technology. He is currently a telecommunications consultant in Plano, Texas.
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Vice President | Joseph Sandri
FiberTower was created March 2014. Mr. Sandri has served as an officer at FiberTower and its predecessor companies (Old FiberTower and First Avenue Networks) since 2005. Prior to that he was involved in the formation of IDT Spectrum, where he was president. He was an early stage executive at Winstar Communications and its growth cycle 28 GHz and 39 GHz acquisitions, until and through its asset sales to IDT. Prior to that he was a telecommunications attorney with Keller & Heckman, LLP, where he represented oil, gas and electric utilities and telecommunications manufacturers. Mr. Sandri served as a U.S. Government delegate to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), most recently in U.S. negotiations in Geneva in May 2016. Mr. Sandri is a member of the IEEE and its Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. Mr. Sandri is president of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Chesapeake & Potomac Chapter Parents Association.
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Interim Treasurer | David Meyer
David is a Senior Manager at Comsearch, where he directs their Frequency Protection and Wind Energy Telecommunication Services. He oversees the protection of thousands of microwave paths, earth stations, and other facilities through the coordination process. He has been working in the telecommunications industry for more than 33 years. He has been active in NSMA for the majority of that time on various working groups and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2005. David holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. Additional undergraduate studies included Chemical Engineering at New Mexico State University, Satellite Engineering at George Washington University, and International Marketing at Strayer.
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Secretary | Brad Youngblood
Brad joined Micronet Communications in 2002. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. Brad is an accomplished field engineer and microwave path surveyor as well as frequency planner and coordinator. He has done significant numbers of frequency coordination & licensing projects for both satellite earth stations and terrestrial microwave systems. Prior to Micronet, he worked for DSC/Alcatel, in the installation design engineering area. A Navy veteran, Brad served on the USS Cushing (DD-985) from 1995 – 1998.
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