NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Unison Site Management ("Unison"), the leading firm in the wireless lease acquisition market, today announced that telecommunications and wireless industry veteran Richard Burns has joined its board of directors. Mr. Burns, who has 34 years of industry experience and has held various management roles within AT&T and BellSouth, will advise Unison on its business priorities and strategic initiatives as the company continues to expand its presence in the dynamic wireless lease industry.
"I'm very excited to welcome Richard to our board of directors. His long career in the wireless and telecommunications industries has given him the expertise and the strong industry relationships that will make him an invaluable advisor to Unison as we look to grow our business," said Dewey Shay, Chief Executive Officer of Unison. "Because of his depth and breadth of sector experience, Richard is uniquely positioned to help Unison navigate the changing landscape of the wireless industry."
Mr. Burns added, "I'm thrilled to join Unison's board and look forward to partnering with the company's management team on its strategic initiatives going forward. Unison has demonstrated great entrepreneurship on its path to becoming the leader in the wireless lease industry. Unison's dedication to staying on the cutting edge of the wireless real estate space through thoughtful collaborations with telecommunications, real estate and financial services firms will continue to serve the company well as it grows."
Richard Burns is currently a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company. Previously, Mr. Burns was President of Network Services for Wireless at AT&T, where he managed wireless network engineering, construction, operations and maintenance. He has also held leadership roles within BellSouth Corporation, including Chief Integration Officer - Broadband, President of Broadband and Internet Services, and Network Vice President in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. In addition, he led an enterprise-wide strategic effort to transform the cost structure within BellSouth Domestic Communications focused on process and operations excellence. Mr. Burns holds Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees from the University of Louisville, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Unison Site Management is the leading independent cell site management company in the United States. Founded in 2002, the company has assembled an unparalleled team of professionals from the telecommunications, real estate and financial services industries to buy, manage and market cell sites. The company provides lasting value for cell site owners by managing risk, capturing reward and securing a lasting financial asset for the future. Unison has offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, as well as the industry's largest team of consultants located at regional offices throughout the country.
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