We are all professionals in the wireless infrastructure industry, and some of us have served our country – so we talk wireless technology, and we speak veteran. Our goal is to bring this conversation together, connecting Americans to devices, and creating career opportunities for the men and women who have been released from active duty.
We believe in a culture of education, and stand by the mantra of teaching Veterans to fish rather than giving them a pole. We strive to honor the great men and women who served our country by providing them a path in which they can walk directly to a fulfilling and lifelong career. We cultivate a great spirit of team work, and have joined together through a force greater than us all.
P. Kelley Dunne
Kelley has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, and is recognized as an industry pioneer in deploying some of the first 4G broadband wireless capacities across the country.
He has served as CEO of One Economy - a global non-profit bringing technology to under-served communities; as a co-founder, CEO and Chairman of DigitalBridge Communications - one of the first mobile broadband wireless companies launched in the US; as well as in senior executive positions with Verizon, AT&T, Bell Labs and OnePoint Communications.
Kelley began his career by deploying the first, all-digital wireless systems for the US Army. He holds BS and MS degrees in Communications Engineering and Management from Ohio University and Ball State University, respectively.
Tanya Penny Woods
Chief Financial Officer
Tanya has enjoyed a 30+ year career in senior level finance and operations roles, as well as held a senior level real estate role with Verizon. She has been recognized by the National Federation of Black Women Business Owners for professional excellence in finance and telecommunications industries; and serves on the Board of Directors for Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County. Tanya is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha; served on Howard University Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management’s Board of Advisors; and was a board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) serving as Secretary of the Executive Board.
Tanya holds a MBA from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania) and a BA from Stanford University.
John has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has extensive experience representing corporations in the telecom and technology sectors.
He has served as General Counsel for One Economy – as well as its affiliate OGE, Corporation – two global non-profits whose mission was to bring technology to under-served communities.
John is also currently a Partner in the Matt Law Firm and “Of Counsel” to Barclay Damon. John holds a BA from Union College and a JD from Albany Law School of Union University.
Chief of Staff
Committed to educating and empowering disadvantaged communities with current technology trends, Alfredo applies his expertise to day-to-day operations and program execution at Novation.
Previously, Alfredo was Chief of Staff for One Economy Corporation - managing the deployment of a $23M grant connecting disadvantaged communities to broadband access, augmenting their digital literacy - and has been involved in various advertising ventures in the US-Hispanic market, including projects for clients such as the Ad Council, NeighborWorks America and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A native of Ecuador, Alfredo holds a BS in Business Administration from Florida International University and a MA in Communications Studies from the University of Miami.
Director, Veteran Services & Apprenticeships
Izzy is an Army Desert Storm Veteran, and leads Military and Veteran Services for Novation. He has spent over two decades in the telecommunications industry focusing on digital strategies and implementations – as well as the cable and broadcast television sector – where he launched eight television channels in Europe, Australia and Asia.
As a Veteran advocate, Izzy has been heavily engaged in Veteran transitions into higher education and employment at the national level, and served as Commander of Post 1 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 5 years. He currently serves on the board of the Valor Bridge Foundation, and is the Chair of the Rocky Mountain Fisher House.
EVP, Novation Networks
Jon has 25 years experience in marketing, business development and major strategic partnerships including officer and executive leadership roles in both Fortune 500 and high growth start-ups. He has substantial technology and wireless experience in leadership and executive program management roles with USA.net (acquired by BAE Systems), DigitalBridge Communications, AOL and Asurion. In addition, Jon led international marketing at Learning Tree as VP of Worldwide Marketing.
Jon has extensive experience leveraging major strategic partnerships and channel alliances with partners such as AT&T, HP, Amazon, AOL, Best Buy and Salesforce. He has a MBA from the University of North Carolina Greensboro; and a BA from Wake Forest University.