2023 Virtual Telecommunications Management Conference

Start time:
December 5, 2023 9:00 AM PT
End time:
December 6, 2023 1:30 PM PT
Jaye Rishard, Moss Adams, (209) 955-6131
Cost to attend:
$600 per attendee
Register three or more people from the same company at the same time and receive $100 off each registration.

If you couldn’t make it to our in-person Telecommunications Management Conference this year or just need a refresher, this two-day virtual conference addresses key topics to help you establish a strategic path to success in an increasingly competitive industry.

Designed for management-level telecommunications professionals, this in-depth training will cover a variety of telecommunications insights, ranging from strategies for individual companies to what’s working for the industry at large.

Conference sessions include the following:

  • The Long-Term Future of the Universal Service Fund (USF)
  • Enhanced Alternative Connect America Model (Enhanced A-CAM) Debrief: What Have We Learned?
  • The Future of Data Analytics
  • Mapping Out a Better Broadband Data Collection (BDC) Process
  • Creative Growth Strategies
  • Unlimited Resources: A Successful Supply Chain
  • Sources of Funding for Broadband Deployment
  • Developing Our Vision of the Future
  • Alternative Sources of Capital


Chad Duval, Partner, Moss Adams

Chad has served the telecommunications industry since 1995. He provides strategic leadership for the firm’s telecommunications consulting groups. Chad’s clients are small to mid-size rural telecommunications and broadband providers, and his experience includes separations studies, forward-looking economic cost studies, rate cases, depreciation studies, state and federal regulatory policy, broadband pricing strategy, and state and federal broadband funding programs. He’s provided testimony in a variety of proceedings before regulatory agencies throughout the country.

Derrick Owens, SVP of Government & Industry Affairs, WTA

Derrick is the senior vice president of government and industry affairs at WTA. He manages WTA’s Washington, DC office and is responsible for working with Congress, Executive Branch agencies, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He also serves as the association’s lead spokesperson on policy matters and is responsible for WTA’s industry outreach efforts.

Michael Romano, JD, Executive Vice President, NTCA

Michael oversees NTCA’s public policy, government affairs and business development initiatives, the educational and community-focused mission of the Foundation for Rural Service, and several areas of association operations including member engagement, information technology, and human resources. Before joining NTCA, Mike was of counsel with Bingham McCutchen, LLP, served as the founding vice president and general counsel of GTT Communications, and held a variety of positions with America Online and Level 3 Communications.

RJ Del Mese, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams

RJ has specialized in telecommunications since 1999. He focuses on separations and regulatory work, managing consulting and cost study engagements. His clients are primarily rural incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) cost companies, rural cost-pooling cooperatives and corporations, rate-of-return rural ILECs, and mid-size price-cap companies.

K.C. Fike, AWS Big Data, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

K.C. has worked in consultancy and data analytics since 2004. With his data and advanced analytics experience, he has led companies in developing analytic strategies, utilizing data to achieve business objectives, implement business model changes that reduce costs, develop continuous auditing processes, and architect data warehouses. He combines strong leadership and effective project management to oversee complex initiatives and produce measurable results.

Lynette Hampton, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Lynette began her telecommunications consulting career in 1994, with a focus on the rural telecommunications industry. She has an extensive background in state and federal telecommunications regulation and works with small and mid-size providers to ensure compliance with various regulatory requirements. Lynette also advises small rural carriers of potential impacts and opportunities related to new regulations and laws.

Tym Rutkowski, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Tym has worked in the telecommunications industry in both consulting and corporate capacities since 2010. He focuses on regulatory compliance and reform issues. Tym’s expertise includes National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA) relations and reporting, Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and FCC reporting, access rate development and tariff review plans, federal lifeline requirements, Alternative Connect America Cost Model (ACAM) model and universal service reform analysis, and access billing.

Jennifer Hickerson, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Jennifer has worked in project and grant management since 2011. She began in public health managing multiple grant programs to support community health. After managing multimillion dollar, multistate programs collaborating with a variety of stakeholders, Jennifer ran her own start-up with a focus on technology.

Clay Sturgis, CPA, CMA, Partner & National Practice Leader, Communications & Media, Moss Adams

Clay began his public accounting career in 1995, and focuses primarily on the communications industry. Clay works with rural, mid-size and large communications, video, and high-speed internet providers throughout the country with an emphasis in management consulting. During his tenure, he transferred from Washington in 2012 to launch the firm’s new Kansas City location and did the same in Dallas in 2015.

CPE Information

Program Level:
Specialized Knowledge and Application: 8
Delivery Method:
Learning Objectives:

After completing this training, participants will be able to discuss the potential impacts of future regulations on business; identify financing strategies; and assess customer preferences for rural broadband services.

Target Audience:

C-suite, executive management, and middle management-level professionals from telecommunications companies.

Refund Policy:

For more information about administrative policies regarding CPE, refunds, or complaints, please contact meetings@mossadams.com.

Moss Adams is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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