Basic Nominee Information
Full Name Zachery Peres
Title/Position Vice President
Company Name JMZ Corporation D/B/A KwiKom Communications
City/State Iola, KS
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? 5
Briefly describe your company's business (services offered, client base, areas of coverage). KwiKom Communications offers high speed wireless Internet access to Southeast Kansas, we also offer dedicated connections, web hosting & design, computer sales & services, voice-over-ip service, and corporate vpn solutions. Our company does its best to bring quality, reliable, fast connections to our clients, along with excellent support.
Professional Background
How long have you held your current position? 3 years
How many years of experience do you have in the wireless Internet industry? 3 years
Describe your primary job responsibilities. My responsibilities consist of billing, accounting, payroll, advertising, management, as-well-as network routing, and design.
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? I believe it would be a rewarding experience, to be on the WISPA Board of Directors. Although I do not have any experience with a non-profit organization, I do have business experience. WISPA has made significant progress in the past few years and I would like the opportunity to contribute to the progress WISPA is making.
Please describe your experience and current involvement with WISPA, including participating on WISPA committees. Although I do not currently have much involvement with WISPA, other than stating an opinion or asking/answering questions on the mailing list, I would like to be more active in WISPA activities and committees.
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.) Being a partner / co-operator of a WISP I have the ability to work with others, although I express my opinion well, I am able to see others opinions as well, as-well-as see both sides of a situation. As a WISP operator I stay up-to-date on most issues with the WISP industry. I am a honest, time-flexible individual, I also posses strengths in advertising / promotion, as-well-as accounting / money management.
Please describe any current or previous leadership experience with non-profit organizations and your role: I have no prior leadership experience with a non-profit organization.
In your view, what are the biggest challenges facing the wireless internet industry, and how do you believe WISPA should address them? As a WISP operator I believe the biggest challenges the WISP industry faces is:
1) To continue to be recognized as a effective, efficient, reliable way of providing Internet service; and as a player in the communications world.
2) To continue to open up more usable wireless spectrum.
3) To ensure our part in the future of Internet, and not be run out by cellular networks, and etc..