Founding Board Member Christopher B. Fisher steps down after six years, Lucia Chiocchio named Vice President
New York – Dec. 12, 2018 – The New York State Wireless Association (NYSWA) announced that Thomas Marciano, Chief Revenue Officer of inRange Solutions, was appointed President, effective Dec. 13, 2018. Christopher B. Fisher, Managing Partner at Cuddy & Feder LLP, will be stepping down after six years of service, and Lucia Chiocchio, Partner at Cuddy & Feder, will assume the role of Vice President. Mr. Fisher is a founding board member of NYSWA and has been an executive officer since its inception in 2006. He will continue to remain active as NYSWA’s appointed State & Local Government Affairs Advisor.
Mr. Marciano has served as a Board Member and Vice-President of NYSWA since 2015. He was Chairman of the 2017 NYSWA Wireless Forum, the region’s premier wireless event. He has focused on forging new Strategic Partnerships within the wireless industry and was awarded the President’s Award in 2017 for his dedication to NYSWA’s mission.
“I’m confident NYSWA is in excellent hands with Tom whose business acumen and talents are substantial and I’m genuinely excited to see where he takes our organization next. He has my full support and I know that his passion and drive for the success of our industry is exactly what NYSWA needs to continue its growth,” said Mr. Fisher. “I’m thrilled at NYSWA’s success which is directly attributable to the dedication and commitment of time, energy and resources of everyone involved including past and current board members and our strategic partners. I want to thank my partners at Cuddy & Feder who supported my personal commitment to leading NYSWA. Moving forward, it’s an incredible time in wireless with 5G and new innovations that will spur economic growth and ensure the well-being of our communities.”
Under Mr. Fisher’s leadership, NYSWA has been well positioned for continued growth as the leading wireless trade association in New York. Mr. Fisher worked tirelessly to advance advocacy for NYSWA’s members including the establishment of an annual Wireless Advocacy Day in Albany with state elected officials. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Fisher spoke before numerous statewide business associations as part of the Associations’ education initiatives. His voice on technical innovations in wireless, 5G, the need for urban network densification with small cells, and efforts at regulatory reform in New York have consistently positioned NYSWA’s members for success. In his new role, Mr. Fisher will continue NYSWA’s advocacy efforts with federal, state and municipal officials helping to accelerate wireless growth across New York.
“Chris Fisher has established NYSWA as a leader in wireless advocacy and has grown the organization beyond anyone’s initial thoughts. He has established NYSWA for continued success and we are grateful for his commitment to continue to assist the organization in the future. The entire organization sincerely thanks him for his years of outstanding service as our President,” said Mr. Marciano. “I am very honored to have been selected as the newest President of NYSWA by its Board of Directors. With the help of the NYSWA Executive Committee, Board, and all our constituents, NYSWA will continue to be a leader in the cultivation of relationships and exchange of ideas behind wireless telecommunication professionals, government officials, and the public.”