NYSWA Board Members Make City & State NY’s Telecommunications Power 50 List for 2021

City and State New York released this year’s Telecommunications Power 50 list, which showcases 50 of today’s most successful telecommunications professionals who are shaping New York’s digital future. We are proud to announce that five of the professionals on this list are also on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the New York State Wireless Association: Jane Builder, and Tom Marciano, Chris Fisher, Leslie Snyder and David Bronston. Congratulations to our friends at NYSWA! Here are their excerpts:

7. Jane Builder
Principal Manager Network Advocacy, Northeast Region, T-Mobile

Jane Builder (Chris Hietikko Photography)

T-Mobile’s long-awaited merger with Sprint last year shook up the industry, joining together two of the country’s biggest telecommunications competitors. The ongoing transition is a new challenge for Jane Builder, who has been deeply involved in driving T-Mobile’s government relations efforts in New YorkI and in other various roles at T-Mobile over more than two decades. She is a long-time industry veteran and a staunch advocate for 5G expansion and wireless accessibility in the state. According to one industry insider, Builder “lives and breathes” wireless telecommunications. 

34. Tom Marciano
President, New York State Wireless Association

Tom Marciano (Yulia Nar of Yulia Nar Photography)

Tom Marciano has over 30 years of experience as a top leader in the wireless and telecommunications industry, making him a perfect fit to head up one of the largest wireless infrastructure business coalitions in the state. Besides serving as president of the New York State Wireless Association, he is the chief growth officer of inRange Solutions, which specializes in site acquisition, design engineering, zoning, and regulatory and construction management for telecommunications firms.

43. Christopher Fisher
Managing Partner, Cuddy & Feder

Christopher Fisher (Michael N. Meyer)

One key area of focus at Christopher Fisher’s legal practice is telecommunications, and he’s well known in the industry after decades in the wireless business. In 2019, he was appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force, which was tasked with developing recommendations to close gaps in cellular coverage. Fisher is also the most recent past president of the New York State Wireless Association and is a state and local government adviser for and founding board member of the trade group. 

44. Leslie Snyder
Managing Partner, Snyder & Snyder

Leslie J. Snyder (Julie Benedetto Photography LLC)

Leslie Snyder is the managing partner at Snyder & Snyder, one of the largest minority- and women-owned firms in New York. Snyder heads the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Transactions group with primary practices in areas of real estate and telecommunications law in the tri-state area. She has led the firm to represent major telecommunications clients on cases for permit approvals, government procurement contracts, and commercial leasing. She is also a member of the New York State Wireless Association.

45. David Bronston
Special Counsel and Telecommunications Team Leader, Phillips Lytle

David Bronston (Walter Smith Print & Film LLC)

As an attorney working with big telecom clients, David Bronston specializes in meeting the sector’s infrastructure needs while navigating New York’s real estate industry. Before leading the telecommunications team at Phillips Lytle, Bronston was a partner at Wolf Block, worked at Cozen O’Connor, and was general counsel for the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He is considered the go-to expert on matters related to New York’s telecoms infrastructure and regulation. 

Source: City and State New York