NWSA Elects Art Pregler Chairman of Board of Governors

HAZON Solutions’ Phil Larsen to serve as vice chairman
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.� The National Wireless Safety Alliance has announced leadership team for its inaugural Board of Governors. Art Pregler, director of national cell site programs at AT&T, was named chairman, with Phil Larsen, president of telecommunications services at HAZON Solutions, as vice chairman.

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The NWSA Board of Governors consists of 28 representatives from around the industry and will develop policy and oversee the activities of NWSA committees that serve under the Board. Pregler and Larsen were nominated and elected by their fellow Board members at the first NWSA meeting held on Aug. 12 in Denver.

The NWSA is a non-profit assessment and certification organization that will provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills, and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize professional working on towers and non-standard structures.

�We have reached an important point in our industry�s evolution where our wireless technologies and networks have advanced to a high level of sophistication and capability,� said Pregler. �Our elevated workers deserve the right to likewise expect and experience the benefits of a more capable and considered workforce paradigm. Through NWSA, we can formally acknowledge the demonstrated professionals competence of our workforce by means of assessment, certification, and credentialing of the comprehensive skills required by the many diverse technical positions in our industry.�

The full list of professional making up the Board of Governors can be found here.� ��