Officers and Board of Directors
President, Maryland DC Wireless Association
President & CEO, Site Link Wireless & Site Link Construction
David serves as President & Chief Executive Officer for Site Link Wireless and Site Link Construction. David has been involved in the wireless telecommunications industry for over 20 years, participating in every aspect of site development. David founded Site Link in 2002 and has been primarily responsible for the growth of the companies, including the addition of Site Link Construction in 2007. Under his leadership, Site Link has grown to a full-service turnkey operation, handling thousands of sites annually and serving most of the major wireless carriers throughout the United States. In addition to his responsibilities at Site Link, David is a founding member and currently serves as President of the Maryland DC Wireless Association. David earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Goucher College and completed his graduate certificate at The Johns Hopkins University.
Vice President, Maryland DC Wireless Association
Senior Vice President, McGriff Insurance Services
David Saul began his career in the insurance industry in 1989. He obtained the Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation in 1993. Starting in 1995 he focused his efforts on the telecommunications industry. In 1999 he developed a program specific for independently owned tower companies. Shortly thereafter, the program was endorsed by PCIA, now known as WIA.
Treasurer, Maryland DC Wireless Association
President and Managing Member, NB+C
Tom Kane has served as President of NB+C since 2003. Under his leadership, the company has experienced significant growth, launched several new business units and expanded its geographic reach. During his tenure with NB+C, Tom has held several key positions. Success as a program manager led to his heading up the Real Estate Department in 1999. In 2001, Tom was promoted to Vice President of Operations for the entire organization. He was a principal in the startup of Network Towers, LLC, a tower development company that successfully built 90+ communications towers, the enterprise sold its portfolio in 2006 to a public tower company. In 2007, Tom utilized the firm’s tower development capabilities and backlog to lead a successful management buyout, creating a 100% management-owned LLC. Since 2007 the organization has opened four new regional offices and launched new divisions offering engineering, technical, and construction services to the wireless industry. He is currently Treasurer of the MD-DC Wireless Association and is a past Board President for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Maryland Chapter. Tom is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Washington, DC/Baltimore chapter and currently serves on the Board of Directors of DeMatha Catholic High School. Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor concentration in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Secretary, Maryland DC Wireless Association
Vice President & Telecommunications Department Manager, McGriff Insurance Services
Kim Calhoun began her insurance career in 1986 after graduating from Towson University. After owning her own independent insurance agency for several years, she joined the team at Atlantic Risk Management in 2005 and became the manager of the Telecommunications Department, specializing in insurance for the telecommunications infrastructure industry. In 2010, Atlantic Risk Management was purchased by BB&T Insurance Services, and became the 5th largest insurance broker in the country and 6th in the world.
Director of Sales - U.S. East, Comba Telecom
Steve Yapsuga is a Market Channel Strategist and tech entrepreneur. A long-tenured marketing and business technologist leader in the Wireless industry, Steve has been a trusted source in go-to-market strategies in the wireless telecom industry, including Public Safety, Carrier DAS, and infrastructure solutions. Steve proudly serves as a MDDCWA Board member for over 10 years.
For the past three years, Mr. Yapsuga has been the Director of Sales at Comba Telecom (www.CombaUSA.com ) which specializes in enterprise grade wireless hardware solutions for the In-Building marketplace for various industries. Steve serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory of NEDAS. Recently, Steve is co-host of the Podcast, NEDASLive! where wireless and wireline meet (found on iTunes).
Steve received his Executive MBA at the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University of Maryland.
Executive Vice President, Site Link Wireless & Site Link Construction
Jeremy serves as Executive Vice President for Site Link Wireless. Prior to joining Site Link in 2005, Jeremy worked as a commercial real estate appraiser specializing in appraisals for right-of-way acquisition, condemnation, and litigation. Jeremy has more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience and was previously licensed as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Maryland. While at Site Link, Jeremy has managed numerous projects for several major wireless carriers and their affiliates. Jeremy’s current responsibilities include operations, program management, strategic planning, business development, project performance, and recruiting and employee performance. Jeremy has been a member of the Site Link Wireless and Site Link Construction Board of Directors since 2012. Jeremy holds a B.B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate from the James Madison University College of Business. Jeremy has served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland DC Wireless Association since 2009.
Nessa started in the telecom industry in 1998, on the construction end of the business. She most recently worked for a telecommunications engineering and consulting company. At this company, she was responsible for many roles but dedicated most of her time to billing, finance, and collections. Nessa has also been a part of the Maryland DC Wireless Association board for almost twelve years. She enjoys helping the team conceptualize, plan, and organize quarterly events, while attempting to stay abreast of the ever-evolving industry changes. She adores her family and friends, and loves music, movies and long walks on the beach. Nessa is thankful for all of these things as well as the telecom industry that has been feeding her family for over 20 years.
Attorney and Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
Greg’s telecommunications work focuses on land use, zoning, real estate and litigation. Greg primarily aids carriers and tower companies develop wireless infrastructure – including siting, leasing, zoning, and permitting – but he also litigates in state or federal court when necessary. Greg knows local, state and federal telecommunications law, has established relationships with authorities in more than 30 jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia, including D.C. These attributes, along with his creative approach to problem solving, lead to results. They are also Greg’s main tools in helping his clients remove barriers to achieving their infrastructure development goals.
Attorney, Miller, Miller & Canby
Sean P. Hughes is in the firm's Land Use practice group.
Sean's career spans more than two decades of focus in legal and wireless telecommunications, including handling public relations and affairs matters of a Fortune 50 company throughout the United States. During the course of his career, he has spoken extensively on topics related to telecommunications land use law. Additionally, he has represented clients in land use and zoning matters throughout the Mid-Atlantic area, and in litigation matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Miller, MIller & Canby, Sean was a Director at Network Building + Consulting, where he led the company's Infrastructure Development division that worked with publicly-traded, regional and local cell tower, DAS (Distributed Antenna System), and small cell companies' wireless land use development. He also had operated the Law Office of Sean Hughes, focusing on zoning and land use matters in the Washington Metropolitan area. Before launching his own firm, he represented clients as an attorney with the Washington, DC area zoning/telecommunications law firm of Donahue & Blue. In addition, he served as a Director of Public Affairs/Communications at Sprint/Nextel, supporting external public relations activities on land use siting, network, legislative/regulatory matters, and philanthropy. His tenure at Sprint Nextel also included leading the zoning and permitting build out of the Nextel network in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. His legal career began at a general practice law firm in Montgomery County, Maryland where he represented clients and litigated civil, criminal and domestic law matters.
Director, Site Development, Mid-Atlantic Region, NB+C
Danielle Garrity currently serves as Director of the Mid-Atlantic region for NB+C’s Site Development division. She is responsible for project operations, sales and business development, financial performance and personnel management for all projects in the Baltimore, D.C. and Western PA/Ohio markets.
Danielle joined NB+C in 2010 as an Assistant Program Manager and has held several positions in project operations and business development in the Site Development division. In 2015, she was promoted to Associate Director of Personnel Development, working with the Executive Team to expand formal employee development, corporate communications, brand marketing and employee appreciation programs at NB+C.
Prior to her career in wireless, Danielle worked in the nonprofit sector.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Roanoke College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park.