Tillman Networks Welcomes Former PG&E CEO and AT&T Executive as Chairman

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tillman Networks (“TN”) announced today that Bill Smith has been appointed Chairman of the company.

Sanjiv Ahuja, Chairman, Tillman Global Holdings, said, “Bill is a world-class executive in the telecommunications industry, and it is a true privilege to have him onboard at Tillman Networks. His stellar track-record and leadership experience will help Tillman Networks achieve its goal of being a leading digital infrastructure services company. We look forward to the leadership he will bring to the Board of Directors at TN.”

Mr. Smith was most recently interim CEO of PG&E, the nation’s largest utility, having joined the board in October of 2019. He served in the role of CEO until a permanent successor was named at the beginning of 2021. During his time as interim CEO, Mr. Smith managed the emergence from bankruptcy, closed several legal actions against the company, began operational and management restructuring, managed operational issues at the Diablo Canyon nuclear facility, and recruited several of the new PG&E leaders.

Bill Smith retired as President, AT&T Technology Operations in September 2016. In that role he was responsible for all technical operations, planning and engineering, compute, storage, customer care and network operations, including integrated IT command and control functions, global fleet and transportation management across the company’s global service footprint.

“The pace of change in the communications industry is unlike any other, and we are seeing unprecedented deployments of wireless and wireline networks. I have known the TGH leadership team for several years and they have cemented themselves as the leading business-builders in the digital infrastructure industry today. Tillman Networks is executing on a disruptive approach to serving its customers network deployment needs and I look forward to working with the team,” Mr. Smith concluded.

A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Mr. Smith graduated with honors from North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 1979. He is involved in a number of non-profit organizations within the Dallas community. He also serves on many Boards. He previously served as Chair Elect for Dallas CASA, a non-profit organization serving the best interest of children in the community, as past Board Chair for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama, and the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

About Tillman Networks:

Tillman Networks (“TN”) is a leading provider of digital infrastructure deployment solutions and services across North America, including site acquisition, architecture and engineering, construction management and network integration and management. Tillman Networks is a portfolio company of Tillman Global Holdings, a holding company focused on building premier digital infrastructure businesses globally.


Jonathan Dedmon

The Dilenschneider Group



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