NetAmerica Alliance Expands Leadership Team
Names Seasoned Industry Veteran Scott Donlea as EVP and COO
Dallas, TX (September 14, 2011) – NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced that Scott Donlea has joined NetAmerica as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As NetAmerica continues to grow and expand in rural America, the addition of Mr. Donlea brings added depth and capability to an already strong management team.
Scott Donlea comes to NetAmerica with more than 27 years of experience in the wireless industry. He began his career in sales at Motorola and continued building his expertise with key roles at US West Cellular and Commnet Cellular.
In 1992, he joined Rural Cellular Corporation and as Senior Vice President of Network and Product Development, helped grow the company from start-up to a major carrier with annual revenues in excess of $635M, delivering service to five (5) major regions in fifteen (15) states. He help guide Rural Cellular Corporation through a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) and led all product development, network design and optimization, as well as network construction and maintenance, until the company’s acquisition by Verizon Wireless in August 2008 at a total transaction value of approximately $2.67B.
Mr. Donlea has been very active in wireless industry organizations, and as a charter member of the Rural Cellular Association (RCA), he founded the RCA Business and Marketing Committee which he chaired for six years. Since the acquisition of Rural Cellular Corporation and prior to joining the NetAmerica Alliance, he served as CEO of Thermo Bond Buildings LLC, which is a manufacturer of custom built and integrated telecom shelters.
“We are very pleased to have an executive of Scott Donlea’s caliber join our team,” said Roger Hutton, Chairman and CEO of NetAmerica. “As our growth continues to accelerate, Scott’s proven track record and focus on excellence in the build-out and operation of wireless networks will prove invaluable as it allows us, along with our participant members, to bring value-based mobile broadband service to rural America.”
“4G LTE mobile broadband is a game changer,” said Scott Donlea, EVP and COO. “To be joining the team at NetAmerica as they lay the foundation for the future of communication in rural America is exciting. I am looking forward to bringing to bear my experience in delivering on the NetAmerica vision for mobile broadband service in rural America.” NetAmerica has joined forces with rural independent license holders, that are deploying converged 4G wireless/wireline networks, to provide business and network services including combined buying power, nationwide branding, 24/7 network monitoring, 4G core network elements, applications development and other key services needed to build the converged network of the future.
About NetAmerica Alliance, LLC
NetAmerica Alliance, LLC is an alliance of independent carriers, led by an experienced management team, who have joined forces to build-out 4G LTE service in the carriers’ license coverage areas. Through the alliance, members gain collective strength and cost advantages comparable to that of large carriers. In effect, many separate operating entities essentially become one, while maintaining their independence.
NetAmerica provides buying power, nationwide branding, marketing and training programs, a network operations center, core networking elements, applications development and nationwide roaming arrangements. Members run the network in their own territories, while NetAmerica provides the critical mass and economies of scale needed to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. Website: www.netAmericaAlliance.com.
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