Executive Directors: 2019-2020
Victoria began her career in wireless in 2014 and is currently employed with SBA Communications Corporation as Manager of Zoning Litigation.
Victoria holds a Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Northern Illinois University. She is also a member of the Carolinas Wireless Association.
To contact Victoria, email her at Programs@wwlf.org.
Kayla Gardner is a graduate of Howard University School of Law and holds a Master’s Degree in Criminology from The George Washington University. While in law school, Kayla clerked at the Federal Communications Commission, Department of Commerce – National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) and in the U.S. Senate. She also served as a Google Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge and is an active Google Next Gen Policy Leader.
In her career and as a former 9-1-1 dispatcher, Kayla specializes in telecommunications law and policy. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Homeland Security & Emergency Communications Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association. She is also a member of the DC Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association and the NG-911 Institute. She currently works at WIA as the State Government Affairs Manager.
Kayla enjoys volunteering and serving the local community. She’s done service projects with Martha’s Table, DC Central Kitchen, DC Books to Prisons, and Mmomfra Academy in Ghana. She believes strongly in giving back and serving others, because her own success can be attributed to the help and support of mentors and community members that provided opportunities for her. Kayla plans to forge a career in the spirit of her alma mater Howard University – in truth and service.
Beth is a Principal in Business Development for Jacobs Telecommunications. Beth is serving her second term as co-director for WWLF, and she is passionate about empowering women in technology and wireless industries. After graduating with a civil engineering degree from Auburn University, Beth held several positions in environmental and engineering services and quickly discovered her interest in program and business management. Beth began her career in the wireless industry in 1995. Prior to joining Jacobs, Beth served as Director of Engineering for Towersource, LLC.
Beth is a member of Florida Wireless Association, Georgia Wireless Association, Texas Wireless Association, Alabama Wireless Association, and the Carolina Wireless Association. Beth has also served on the committee of the South Wireless Summit for the past 5 years.
To contact Beth, email her at Membership@wwlf.org.
Julie is the Vice President of Recruitment and Training at BroadStaff, a a wireless staff augmentation provider. After graduating from Florida State University, Julie began her professional career at Macy's serving over 20 years in various roles under the umbrella of Human Resources in Training and Development. In 2015, Julie entered the wireless industry, joining BroadStaff during the company's first years. In her current capacity, she leads the recruitment and training teams, while also serving as a strategic leader. Julie has Midwest roots, but she relocated to Roswell, GA in 2017.
Kelsey serves as WIA’s Director of the Telecommunications Education Center [TEC] supporting mobile infrastructure workforce development, training, and continued education. Kelsey joined WIA in 2018 from Smartlink LLC, where she worked as National Business Development Director. In this role, she enhanced carrier client and vendor experience in both site development solutions and talent acquisition. Kelsey earned her B.A in Political Science at Randolph-Macon College and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business at Harvard University. The last six years of her professional career have been in wireless, yet her passion and drive to support women within their careers permeates innately beyond her professional role.
Kelsey is a member of: Maryland/DC Wireless Association, Virginia, Wireless Association, Carolinas Wireless Association, New England Wireless Association, New York Wireless Association, and Georgia Wireless Association.
To contact Kelsey, email her at Education@wwlf.org
Lynn Whitcher serves as Executive Co-Director of Education.
Since joining WWLF in 2009, she has served in the organization as Secretary, Executive Director of Brand Management, and as a member of the Programs Committee.
Lynn is General Counsel of Md7, which provides business process management and professional services to wireless operators across 18 countries. She has been named as a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” She also serves as President of the California Wireless Association and is a member of the Texas Wireless Association, Nevada Wireless Association, and Northwest Wireless Association.
Carrie Charles currently serves as Executive Director of Industry Relations.
Carrie Charles is an Entrepreneur, Coach and Thought Leader. She is the CEO of BroadStaff, a staffing firm that specializes in the Wireless Telecom Industry. She is also a Master Certified Life, Business and Career Coach.
For over 20 years, Carrie has helped thousands of individuals grow personally and professionally. She has helped companies such as General Dynamics, Hewlett Packard and Eli Lilly to attract, retain and develop their employees. She is also a professional speaker and author. She has been a featured expert on NBC, HSN and Clear Channel networks. Carrie served her country as a Telecommunications Specialist in the United States Marine Corps.
Laura Lora currently serves as Executive Director of Events for WWLF.
Laura is one of 3 founding partners of LCC Law, which open its doors in 2001 and after 15 years of successful business, rebranded to LCC Telecom Services, LLC in 2015. Laura is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and International Relations, a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and went on to receive her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2000. Laura entered the wireless industry by being recruited by a tier-1 carrier as a Property Specialist in the Detroit Market.
Laura is a native of the Dominican Republic, and speaks fluent Spanish and French. Laura enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
To contact Laura, email her at Events@wwlf.org.
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