Meet the WLA Leadership Team

Experience and Authority

The Wireless LAN Association is led by a team of highly experienced professionals

Many of our team are well-known names in the industry and are seen as authority figures in their areas of expertise. To hold a technical position in our leadership team, a designation such as CWNP's CWNE (certified wireless network expert) is required. Combining the experience and talents of these individuals, you can rest assured that this team knows what they are talking about!

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Peter MacKenzie

Peter is an internationally recognised expert in Wi-Fi and co-author of the CWAP study guide published by Wiley.
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Alan Blake

Vice President
Alan is a Wi-Fi enthusiast complimented with over 20 years network Routing & Switching and Wireless experience.
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Sam Clements

Sam is a highly-certified Mobility Engineer with a passion for all things wireless.

Keith Parsons

Keith holds 69 technical certifications (9 in Wireless) and has earned an MBA from the Marriott School of Management.
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Manon Lessard

Standards Committee Chair
CWNE #275
Manon, known as "Mae", is an experienced network administrator and wireless specialist for Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada.
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Tauni Odia

Joint Ventures and Alliances
Tauni is a Wi-Fi Enthusiast, Podcaster, and Co-Founder of The Wi-Fi Awards.

Rie Vainstein

Chief Executive Officer
Rie serves as CEO for the WLAN Association where she shares her passions for technology and learning.
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Landon Foster

Mentoring Program Manager
CWNE #317
Landon is an engineer from Texas and is passionate about the wireless community.
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Matt Montgomery

Global Chapter Liaison
Matt has a deep passion for Wi-Fi, technology, training, never-ending learning, sports, outdoors and, most of all, helping others.
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Kenneth Cruickshank

New Member Liaison
Kenneth is an IT professional from the UK, with a great talent for Wireless!
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Matthew Wenham

Public Relations and Marketing Manager
An experienced technical sales, marketing, and product manager who is passionate about great Wi-Fi!