Projects are Life:
Heidi Mahoney, Tilson

1,000. That’s the number of nationwide cellular sites that Heidi Mahoney manages for wireless network carriers every single day. As a Senior Project Manager for Tilson, Heidi oversees multi-site small cell wireless deployments in markets across the country. She is responsible for ensuring projects move smoothly from site initiation to construction handoff.  Heidi joined Tilson six years ago as a Project Administrator and was quickly promoted to Project Manager and then to Senior Project Manager. Her role in Tilson’s small cell division is critical to the company’s success as it …


Projects are Life:
Scott Brantley, Tower Engineering Professionals

We sat down with Scott Brantley, Director of East Coast Civil Engineering at Tower Engineering Professionals to talk about what goes into being a great Project Manager– from what qualities make a great project manager, how to succeed, how technology can be a game-changer, and why project management is unique at Tower Engineering Professionals. Oh, and his pizza-delivery aspirations. You have been at TEP for a while! How long have you been there and how did you get started in Project Management? I’ve been a project manager for seven years …


Projects are Life: Rafik Ishaya, Fullerton Engineering

Rafik Ishaya is an expert project manager. He has spent 19 years at Fullerton Engineering and 25 total working in critical infrastructure industries. That kind of expertise is hard to come by. Sitting down and learning from Rafik was a real treat. The message that stuck with us after our conversation is: the key to successful project management is data integrity. About Rafik Ishaya: Rafik is a Vice President at Fullerton Engineering, and was previously the Director of Operations there, working to lead the development of new projects. Before leading …


Projects are Life: Eugene Spiegle, Rutgers University

“If you can’t communicate, you can’t lead.” — Eugene Spiegle, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Undergraduate Program Director, Rutgers University About Eugene Eugene Spiegle, or Gene, as his colleagues call him, is the Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Pathways to Partnerships at Rutgers University. The majority of Gene’s life has been spent running projects, with more than 45 working years spanning projects in construction, design, telecom, international security, and more. Gene founded the Cambridge Group, a project management consulting firm and has managed projects for and …


Projects are Life: Stacie Esposito, Crown Castle

Name this job: manages 450 to 500 projects at the same time, spends 80% of her time inputting data, creating and distributing reports, and providing daily updates to her clients. About Stacie Esposito Stacie graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Television and Radio — which is not the typical path to project managing thousands of tower modifications for major carriers. She did, however, start her career in the industry right after college at the recommendation of a friend at T-Mobile. Within two years, Stacie would be …


PROJECTS are LIFE: Walter A. Nesbeth III

When you start a project, you can go in one of two directions: you can build the tower of Babel or you can find yourself the Rosetta Stone. — Walter A. Nesbeth III, Project Manager at a Tier 1 Mobile Network Operator About Walter A Nesbeth III Walter reckons that there’s really only one way to complete a project successfully, and that’s to make sure everyone is speaking the same language. His projects have spanned network design, marketing, IT, and construction, and he regularly collaborates with 15 to 20 people …