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Former Verizon exec appointed to Hylan board

15 October 2020 | Melanie Mingas

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Verizon’s former EVP of global field operations and assurance has been appointed to Hylan’s board of directors.

David Small (pictured) – who retired in 2019 after 31 years with Verizon – holds extensive global experience in construction, installation, maintenance and field operations for wireline and wireless networks. He also served as the COO of Verizon Wireless, where he was responsible for the engineering, building, augmenting, operating and maintaining the Verizon Wireless Network.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I am very pleased to be named to the board of Hylan, a leader in the race to build the nation's communications, electrical and smart city infrastructure.

“We are proud to welcome David to Hylan; he will be a most valuable asset to our board,” said Robert DiLeo, chairman of the Board for Hylan.

“His experience in the industry makes him intimately familiar with the goals and processes we go through on all of our projects. He knows the inherent details and challenges of telecommunications infrastructure construction from multiple stages of the process and can provide unique insight.”

Small holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Ball State University. He began his career in telecommunications as a network design engineer at Contel, which later merged with GTE and eventually became a part of Verizon. He has held numerous technical, operational, sales and customer-service leadership positions at Verizon throughout his career. He is also on the board of directors for KidsPeace, a nonprofit that provides aid to children in crisis.

“I am familiar with the exceptional work that the Hylan companies perform and hope to offer an additional perspective for their operations. At Hylan, it's about the people. I very much look forward to working with such an established and accomplished team of forward-thinking, hardworking and capable industry professionals,” he added.