2018-2019 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
Joe is CEO of Thought Delivery Systems, Inc., which is active in 5G infrastructure operations, applications, and research & development through its Cardinal Communications division. The parent company is also active in software development. Mr. Sandri has been an executive officer with multiple publicly traded corporations. He most recently was co-president of FiberTower Corporation which was sold to AT&T on February 9, 2018. He was president of IDT Spectrum prior to FiberTower. He serves on several boards in the technology and public service sectors. Prior to his executive experiences he served in private practice for a Washington, DC law firm, representing numerous Fortune 100 companies in telecommunications matters. Mr. Sandri has training and experience in communications law, journalism and radiofrequency engineering. He holds a Certification from the Institute for Communications Law Studies and a Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland – College Park. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a long-standing board member of the National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA). He is on the board of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. Prior to law school he was Sport Director and Sports Anchor for CBS Television affiliate WRBL-TV.
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Treasurer | Vivian Wolfson
Vivian is Vice President of X-DOT, LLC, a microwave engineering services company. Since joining X-DOT in 1991, she has worked in virtually every position in the company. Her current responsibilities are on the financial/accounting side of the business. Vivian also has over 25 years of microwave FCC Regulatory experience and is responsible for the FCC Regulatory work that X DOT provides its customers. Prior to X-DOT, Vivian was Manager of Sales Force Programs for 35 branch offices at Metagram America, Inc., an alpha-numeric paging company. In the early to mid-80’s, Vivian was Accounts Coordinator for Marketing and Sales at VMX (Voice Message Exchange), the first company to offer a voice messaging system for sale commercially for corporate use. Her early working career was with Creative Communications Group, a multi-media company that produced major corporation’s National Sales Meetings.
Phone: 972-248-7243 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Term Expires: 2020
Secretary | Brad Youngblood
Brad Youngblood is President of Micronet Communications, Inc. (a communications consulting company specializing in microwave frequency coordination and FCC licensing). Brad joined Micronet in 2002 and has worked as a field engineer and microwave path surveyor as well as frequency planner and coordinator. He has coordinated and licensed many terrestrial microwave systems and satellite earth stations. Prior to Micronet, he worked for DSC (and then Alcatel) in the Transmission Systems Engineering Group. Brad is a Navy veteran with a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He graduated from Naval Nuclear Power School in 1994 and served on the USS Cushing (DD-985) from 1995 through 1998.
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