The New York State Wireless Association’s (NYSWA) 2015 Annual Holiday Social on December 10 in New York City was a blast! Over 350 attendees enjoyed networking in a unique venue, the Ukrainian Institute of America, on the Upper East Side.
The food and drink flowed as the crowd was entertained by the Wireless All Stars, a full band comprised of wireless industry professionals. Jonathan Adelstein, President & CEO of PCIA was on the harmonica accompanied by Tom Marciano of the NYSWA Board of Directors on the saxophone. Other musicians included Mike Fox of WNG on vocals/guitar, Chris Starke of WT Communication Design Group on the drums, Michael Chun of Black & Veatch, Steven Shaw of Wireless Edge on bass guitar and Andrew Schriever of Cuddy & Feder on vocals/guitar. The song list was fantastic and everyone danced and sang along to vintage hits like Mustang Sally and Satisfaction.
The evening included an introduction of NYSWA’s newest Board Members and an awards ceremony and tribute to inaugural NYSWA Hall of Fame inductee Connie Durcsak, President & CEO of Utilities Telecom Council who unexpectedly passed away earlier in the month. NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas presented the other Hall of Fame award to Bob Holliday for his outstanding service to NYSWA since he announced his retirement from the Board.
New Board Members:
President’s Award – Adrian Berezowsky & Esme Lombard
Inaugural Hall of Fame Award – Bob Holliday & Connie Durcsak
Jonathan Adelstein also thanked NYSWA for their support and specifically for being the first state wireless association to join PCIA as a SWAP member. President, Chris Fisher and other members of the NYSWA Board of Directors presented a $15,000 check to Kelley Dunne, President & CEO, of Warriors4Wireless to end the presentation portion of the program before getting back to the music.
Upcoming Events & Registration Information
Check the NYSWA website for upcoming event information including favorites like the Network for the Network socials and the Annual Golf Classic. There will also be new educational events in 2016 so be on the lookout for more details soon.
NYSWA would like to again thank Bob Holliday for his tireless efforts and wish him well in his future endeavors. He will remain on the Board until the end of January at which time, Pat Ford of the Ford Law Firm will take over his duties as Treasurer.