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Basic Nominee Information
Full Name Jeff Broadwick
Title/Position VP Sales
Company Name Imagestream
City/State Plymouth, IN
   
   
Member Company Background
Are you a full-time employee at a WISPA member organization? Yes
How many full-time staff are employed by your company? <100
Briefly describe your company's business (services offered, client base, areas of coverage). Router manufacturer, cloud services provider
   
   
Professional Background
How long have you held your current position? 10 years
How many years of experience do you have in the wireless Internet industry? 10 years
Describe your primary job responsibilities. Managing the sales function for ImageStream.  Channel Manager as well as direct sales. I serve as ImageStream's connection to much of the WISP industry.
   
   
Individual Qualifications
Why do you want to become a member of the WISPA Board of Directors and what do you hope to achieve through your leadership experience? Through ImageStream, I've been a part of Wispa almost since the very beginning.  I'm a huge fan of what has been done so far, and I want to be part of taking Wispa even further in it's role as advocate for small/medium sized WISPs.  I'd like to see it further professionalized and it's efforts more tightly targeted for maximum effect.
   
Please describe your experience and current involvement with WISPA, including participating on WISPA committees. I am currently on 3 committees:  Bylaws, CALEA, and Promotions.  Most of my work has been on the Bylaws Committee in the last year.
   
Please explain strengths that you possess that would be of particular benefit to WISPA through your service on the board (e.g. leadership, areas of specialty, industry relations, etc.) I make no claim to be an expert in the wireless field.  What I am best at is finding ways to make things work better.  I am interested in helping WISP improve their knowledge base through training/seminars/etc.  I have hundreds of contacts in the WISP industry and count many among my friends.  I also know many of the vendors.
   
Please describe any current or previous leadership experience with non-profit organizations and your role: I current serve on several boards.  I am a Harris Township Board Member and also serve on the Clay Fire Commission (interlocking boards).  I am currently on my sub-division board.  In the past I served on the Deacon Board of my church.  For several years, I ran the Upward Basketball program at my church.  At it's peak, we had nearly 1000 kids in the program.
   
In your view, what are the biggest challenges facing the wireless internet industry, and how do you believe WISPA should address them? In a word:  Bandwidth!  From providers, middle mile, and last mile.  Netflix and other apps will continue to drive up legitimate internet usage, and if we don't find a way to serve that customer, someone else will.  We must band together as an industry to lobby the government for usable spectrum.  We must also find ways to work together (and with other organizations like FISPA) to achieve strength in numbers to get better pricing from providers.