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Lawrence BehrLawrence Behr, Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence Behr is the founder of Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc., and subsequently, the LBA Group. A recognized leader in thetelecommunications industry, Mr. Behr's more than thirty years of experience span the areas of broadcast, military and commercial telecommunications technology. He has frequently served as an expert witness before the Federal Communications Commission, the courts and zoning authorities in communications regulatory matters. He presently serves as a Director of the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers. He is a frequent lecturer and author and holds patents on several inventions in antenna technology. Lawrence is a long-time amateur operation (K4JRZ) and enjoys hiking and canoeing.


 

Mike Britner VP of Sales for LBA Mike Britner, COO & Vice President of Sales | mike.britner@lbagroup.com

Mike’s diverse background with more than 30 years in the technical, marketing, and sales arenas fits perfectly into LBA’s unique services and marketing offerings. Extensive electronics training in the U.S. Air Force to work with space launch vehicles’ guidance systems prepared him well for his role at COMSAT Corporation where he was Operations Supervisor at the largest communications satellite earth station in the world. Mike has served as officer and director for community and county economic development organizations, a community bank, and a high tech nonprofit group established to encourage and assist cutting edge business startups. He came to LBA from U.S. Cellular where he was a network engineer. As LBA’s V.P. of Sales, his priorities are customer service and support, discovering new needs across various industries and working with the LBA team to develop and implement high value solutions to meet those needs.


 

Chris Horne LBA Group Chief Technical OfficerChris K. Horne, PhD, PE, Chief Technical Consultant | chris.horne@lbagroup.com

Chris provides business and engineering expertise to sales/proposal initiatives in the wireless and international communications industries. Chris collaborates with customers to implement wireless network solutions. Dr. Horne leads all technical activities at LBA in DAS and small cell design and integration, MW engineering, FCC compliance and RF Risk Management. He has held several management positions in the wireless industry where he has been responsible for network and equipment design, tower deployment and spectrum coordination. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, Illinois, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Minnesota, an adjunct teaching instructor, a member of the IEEE, Radio Club of America, and the AFCCE. His personal interests include business-driven technology, wireless sensor networks, and unification of light and microwave electromagnetic phenomena. Dr. Horne holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from East Carolina University.


 

Ashley JohnstonAshley Johnston, Business & Finance Manager | ashley.johnston@lbagroup.com

Ashley joined LBA as staff accountant in October 2012. She was promoted to Business and Finance Manager in early 2016. Ashley is responsible for the daily financial functions including payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable. She is also responsible for data entry, human resources support, and business operational support not only for LBA Group; but also for its subsidiaries, Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc., LBA Technology, Inc., and LBA University, Inc.  She earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a Concentration in Managerial Finance at East Carolina University in 2006.  She was employed at State Employees Credit Union immediately after college. There she was promoted to Senior Teller and Financial Services Officer prior to leaving SECU to join LBA. 


 

Carolyn Linton LBA Group Marketing DirectorCarolyn Linton, Marketing Director | carolyn.linton@lbagroup.com

Carolyn joined LBA Group in February of 2016. As marketing director, Carolyn is responsible for developing and executing all aspects of digital and traditional marketing campaigns. This includes coordinating nationwide ad placement, ensuring the consistency and strength of brand messaging and managing campaigns associated with new product launches. She previously worked at NACCO Materials Handling Group in Greenville, NC, in various marketing roles for over 16 years. She graduated magna cum laude from American Intercontinental University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication, Digital Design Concentration.  She was also a student at East Carolina University School of Art. She lives in Greenville, NC, with her husband, daughter and son.


 

Michael Hayden LBAMichael W. Hayden, VP of Site Services | michael.hayden@lbagroup.com

Mr. Hayden brings to LBA over 30 years of practicing engineering before the Federal Communications Commission. After completing a successful career in the United States Navy where he was active in Anti-submarine Warfare Operations during the height of the Cold War and participated in the Anti-Submarine Warfare development program for the DD-962 (Spruance Class) destroyer program in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Mr. Hayden entered the Broadcast Engineering Community. During his career in Broadcasting he has held several corporate level positions including Manager of Radio Engineering for the City of New York owned radio stations WNYC & WNYC-FM.

Holding the position of Adjunct Professor in the State of Illinois Community College System, he has developed several curricula pertaining to computer and network systems. During this time he was also an advisor on the Education Advisory Board of the Chicago Public School System.

Mr. Hayden holds a Ship Radar endorsed General Radio Telephone Operator License issued by the Federal Communications Commission, is certified as a Professional Broadcast Engineer and Broadcast Network Technologist by the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and Master Engineer by the International Association for Radio, Telecommunications, and Electromagnetics.


 

kathryn teshKathryn Tesh, Senior Consultant | ktesh@lbagroup.com

Kathryn Tesh is a Senior Technical Consultant who provides extensive experience in data analysis for regulatory compliance issues pertaining to the wireless industry. Kathryn holds a BA in mathematics from East Carolina University and is certified by the International Association for Radio, Telecommunications and Electromagnetics (iNARTE) as a Regulatory Compliance Engineer. She has over 35 years’ experience in interpreting the FCC technical regulations and preparing the technical portions of applications before them. Her extensive training and experience in using and developing software tools to interpret both theoretical and field data supports specialized analyses of zoning related RF issues. Her broad areas of experience include: broadcast AM, FM, and TV issues, both commercial and educational; Multi-channel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS), Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) and Broadband Radio Service (BRS) facilities; cellular telephone, PCS and SMR issues; propagation studies at various frequencies, including those listed above; analysis of intermodulation issues; and analysis of radiofrequency radiation considerations for wireless providers.


 

bryan headshot smBryan K. Dixon, Sr. - EHS Services Director | bryan.dixon@lbagroup.com

Bryan comes to LBA with over 40 years of experience in construction and safety management for the industrial, commercial and residential industries. Experiences come from Mining, Pharmaceutical, Paper Mills, Agricultural, Special Processing, and Chemical. His experience includes also over 40 years within the fire service. His skills include corporate management, participative management, supervisory, and laborer. Bryan has backgrounds in: Waste Water Treatment – handling – disposal – monitoring – reporting; Environmental compliance with Air quality, Storm Water, HazWhoper, Waste storage and disposal, Federal-State-Local reporting and compliance; Plant services and maintenance; Safety-First Aid-Workers Compensation-Emergency Response Teams; Production Supervision; Mechanical-HVAC-Air Compressors-Cooling Towers, Production Machinery; Precision machinery set ups and adjustments-CNC operations and settings; Machining centers; Business ownership and operation; Project Estimating. Bryan has experience in Facility Maintenance Management and Production Supervision in the automotive industry – over 16 years.


 

David Horn LBA GroupDavid Horn, Business Development | david.horn@lbagroup.com

David Horn is an award-winning business and marketing development specialist with LBA Group, Inc. He helps some of the largest mobile carriers in the country implement regulatory compliance programs. LBA also utilizes his decades of experience in communications and new media to supplement the global marketing initiatives of the company. He specializes in turning complex topics into informative and entertaining stories.

 


 

Javier Castillo, Broadcast Equipment Sales for LBA GroupJaiver Castillo, Broadcast Equipment Sales | jcastillo@lbagroup.com

Javier was born in Managua Nicaragua and after working in Banking and as Financial Director for Wrangler Spain in Madrid, joined LBA in December 1985 as the financial controller and soon saw the opportunity for LBA to expand its business to the international market and started working in opening markets for LBA in Latin America. Being a native Spanish speaker has opened many doors to LBA in Latin America. Since 1992 he has been working in sales and represents LBA at international gatherings of radio engineers.

He is active in the community. For 16 years he conducted a Saturday morning radio show in Spanish on WOOW-1340 AM, he has served as Chairman of the City Advisory Committee on Cable , a member of the board and producer for Greenville Public Access TV Channel 23 on cable. Served 10 year as member of the Governor of NC Advisory Committee on Latino Affairs and in politics was the first Hispanic in NC to be elected County Chairman of the Republican Party.


 

Silver MillerSilver Miller, Consultant

Before coming to LBA, he served as Director of Global Network Services at iPass, Inc, a VNO providing secure worldwide internet connectivity for Fortune 2000 companies.  His previous industry experience includes operations management positions at U S West, PCS Primeco, and Nextel.  Miller is an experienced senior-level manager with extensive international experience in product innovation, organizational leadership, and operations management. His 15+ years experience in the communications industry includes key roles in the startup, development, and management of new technology and business with wireless and fixed broadband companies.


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About LBA

LBA Group companies serve technical infrastructure needs related to the broadcast, wireless, electromagnetic compatibility and safety sectors worldwide. We provide consulting, training and other telecommunications industry services. We also produce and market hardware for radio transmission, RF shielding, safety and testing.

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