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Executive Directors: 2023-2024


Debra Mercier

Co-Director of Programs


Debra Mercier, Chicago, IL based: Enterprise Sales Client Executive at Verizon.

Debra has over 25 years of Business Development and Leadership experience under her belt. Her passion for the industry is incomparable, as is her unrelenting support for her numerous clients. Her skillful ability to evolve and advance business strategies consistently lead to company growth and long-term customer satisfaction, as well as cultivating continuously positive relationships.

She is a long-time contributor to WWLF for 9 years, holding roles as Vice President and currently supporting the Programs Committee as the Co-Director of Programs.

Debra credits her success to developing strong long-term relationships with her clients, industry leaders, and all the amazing mentors that guided her and assisted in her growth throughout her career. Debra is a staunch advocate for Women’s rights in the workplace and continues to pay it forward and support the hard-working women in wireless by sharing her story and supporting the future growth of professionals in the wireless industry.

Debra’s story is the story of hard work, of persistence and drive. It is the story of perseverance through insurmountable odds. It is the story of struggle and victory. Ultimately, Debra’s story is the story of success.

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Kelsey Trundle

Co-Director of Programs


Kelsey is an organized, analytical thinker who strives for success. Experienced in the areas of elaborate research, presentation development, leadership through articulation within various groups, and conflict resolution.

After graduating with honors from Randolph-Macon College with a B.A in Political Science and a Minor in Religious Studies, Kelsey decided to go back to school to pursue her Master’s in Business Leadership at Harvard University Extension School.

In her free time, Kelsey loves to island hop and surf. The first wave she ever caught was in Ocean City, MD. The largest wave she has caught to-date is 8 feet in Rincón, Puerto Rico.  Her goal this year is to go to Hawaii and watch the Billabong Pipe Masters surf competition.

To contact Kelsey, email her at


Taylor Sienna

Executive Director of Membership


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Courtney Davis

Co-Director of Education


Coming soon

Victoria Weidenthaler

Co-Director of Education


Victoria Weidenthaler is the Corporate Counsel II - Land Use and Legislative Affairs at SBA Communications Corporation based in their Boca Raton, FL headquarters. In this capacity Victoria is responsible for providing expertise on land use, planning, and telecommunications siting. Victoria examines and secures land use entitlements for some of the wireless industries most complex development proposals. She is also engaged in the establishment and modification of state and local telecommunications land use laws. Victoria works closely with other industry leaders and represents SBA in the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s advocacy efforts.

Victoria has worked in the wireless infrastructure industry for ten years and was an integral part of some of the initial small cell regulatory frameworks and deployments in the Southeast. Victoria has been a long-standing member of the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF) – previously serving as a committee member, Executive Director of Programs, and currently serving as the Co-Executive Director of Education.

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Industry Relations

Carrie Charles

Executive Director of Industry Relations


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. 

Brand Management

Beth Martindale

Co-Director of Brand Management


With more than 30 years of telecommunications experience building everything from cell sites to edge data centers, Beth is now at the pinnacle of her career as a managing partner of Dynamic Directional Boring, LLC based in Lakeland, Florida.

Beth is the past Vice President of Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum, current Co-Director of Brand Management, and a Texas Wireless Association Board Member. She is also the past President of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Wireless Association.

Beth is from “all over the South” and currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida. She is a self-proclaimed ‘serial DIY-er’ and can be found tearing something up and rebuilding it.

Fun Fact: As a teenager, Beth lived in Saudi Arabia and went to school in Salzburg, Austria.

Beth Yglesias

Co-Director of Brand Management


Beth is a National Director of Business Development for Jacobs Telecommunications. This is Beth’s fourth term serving on as an Executive 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 business management and growth strategy. 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, New Jersey Wireless Association and the Carolina Wireless Association. Beth served as Director of Registration for the South Wireless Summit for 9 years and continues to volunteer at various industry events. Beth enjoys spending time with family and friends traveling, boating or playing golf.

Ways & Means

Shamrose Ali

Co-Director of Ways & Means


Shamrose is the Director of Operations at Texas Wireless Communication, a minority and woman owned organization. Shamrose was previously in the Finance industry and transitioned into Telecommunication back in 2018. During this time she has been very involved within the industry. She won the Fellowship award in 2019 and was paired with Beth Martindale as her Mentor. She was appointed as WWLF Director of Ways & Means in 2020.

Shamrose enjoys helping other women within the industry and outside of the industry build their careers and teaching them different skill sets. She believes that women empowering other women is the key to success. She enjoys traveling, shopping and reading non-fiction books.

Shamrose is a member of the Carolina Wireless Association, Texas Wireless Association, Arkansas Oklahoma Wireless Association and Illinois Wireless Association.

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Lauren Goff

Co-Director of Ways & Means


Coming soon



Laura Lora

Executive Director of Events


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

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