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Appointments Include Laurie Caruso as Chair of the Charity Committee and Douglas Fishman as Chair of the Welcoming Committee

NEDASNEW YORK – JULY 23, 2019NEDAS,  a grassroots association located at the intersection of wireline and wireless with a goal of improving communications infrastructure to the edge for buildings, municipalities, public safety, enterprise solutions and more, announces the appointment of two industry executives as Committee Chairpersons to its organization.  Laurie Caruso is appointed the Chair of the NEDAS Charity Committee and Douglas Fishman is appointed the Chair of the NEDAS Welcome Committee.  Both Chairpersons were announced at the NEDAS Boston Symposium held on July 17, 2019 and will continue to implement their program missions at the NEDAS NYC Summit on September 5, 2019.

As the Chair of the NEDAS Charity Committee, Laurie Caruso, founder and CEO of Safe-Fi Technologies, will identify charities and raise awareness for selected charitable organizations at all NEDAS events.  Working with two other members of the NEDAS Advisory Committee, one charity organization will be selected in 2019 with others for 2020 under review.   Caruso brings more than 26 years of telecommunications industry experience in overseeing large system deployments with an emphasis on public safety.  During the NEDAS Boston Symposium, Caruso unveiled the first charity the group is focused on, the Tower Family Foundation, which NEDAS will implement campaigns to raise awareness and drive corporate and individual donations to help families of those injured or lost their lives working on communication tower installations.

Douglas Fishman serves as the Chair of the NEDAS Welcoming Committee where he will work with two other members of the NEDAS Advisory Committee to develop programs and outreach initiatives focused on welcoming new attendees to NEDAS events and networking opportunities. Mr. Fishman has served for six years as Director of DAS Design and Implementation for SQUAN and has been a member of the NEDAS Advisory Council since 2013. He has contributed to numerous DAS projects including the Javits Center, World Financial Center and the Central Park Tower and has served as a panelist or moderator at seven NEDAS events.

NEDAS events are managed and organized in partnership with iMiller Public Relations. The NEDAS NYC Summit is up next and takes place on September 5, 2019 at Convene Times Square.  The NEDAS NYC Summit is the group’s largest annual gathering of commercial real estate, in-building wireless, service providers, carriers, tower operators, hardware and software providers, public safety experts and integrators focused on solving the technical challenges facing the convergence of wireline and wireless technologies.  For more information about NEDAS, please visit Individuals interested in attending, sponsoring or speaking at NEDAS events are welcome to contact to learn how to get involved.

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NEDAS sits at the intersection of the wireline and wireless worlds where interconnectivity is key to enabling the connected world.  With the Internet of Things and mobility stretching the limits of today’s wireless infrastructure, new solutions and technologies must be deployed to enable the ability to communicate anything, anywhere at anytime. NEDAS fosters industry development through programs that drive discussions and debates through educational and networking events that encourage collaboration, public outreach and enablement for today’s connected world. NEDAS programs are influenced by its Industry-led Advisory Council and are supported by Annual Sponsors including 2019’s Platinum Sponsor: ZenFi Networks, and Gold Sponsors: 1025Connect, ADRF, Anritsu, Broadstaff, Cobham Wireless, Corning, CSquared Systems, EdgePresence, Extenet and FiberLight. For more information, visit


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