CTC Technology & Energy is an independent communications and IT engineering consulting firm with more than 30 years of experience. We work at the highest levels on cutting-edge communications networking projects for public sector and non-profit clients throughout the U.S.
Current projects include long-term fiber optic and wireless regional communications interoperability initiatives in the Washington, D.C. area funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; design and implementation of wireless networks; and engineering design and business modeling and project oversight for broadband networks.
Joanne Hovis, President
Joanne Hovis is a recognized authority on broadband markets and on the evolving role of public–private partnerships in the provision of communications services to the public. For more than 20 years, she has directed CTC’s consulting services related to strategic planning, market analysis, business modeling, and financial analysis for localities, …READ MORE
Andrew Afflerbach, Ph.D., P.E., CEO and Chief...
Andrew Afflerbach specializes in planning, design, and implementation of communications infrastructure and networks. His expertise includes emerging fiber and wireless technologies and state-of-the-art networking applications. As Chief Technology Officer, he oversees all engineering work performed by CTC Technology & Energy. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of …READ MORE
Lee Afflerbach, P.E., Broadband Engineer
Lee Afflerbach is a telecommunications systems engineer with nearly 40 years of experience. He has designed, tested, and planned dozens of wireless, coaxial cable, and fiber optic networks for municipal government, public safety, educational, and non-profit clients. Lee is a nationally recognized authority on cable systems and wireless communications. He is …READ MORE
Matthew DeHaven, Vice President for Fiber &...
Matt DeHaven has designed, installed, and overseen integration of high-capacity local and wide-area networks for dozens of clients. He specializes in projects that focus on institutional backbone communication infrastructure and public safety issues, where network interoperability, reliability, and security concerns are paramount. Matt assists in the preparation of specifications for competitive …READ MORE
Teles Fremin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer
With more than 20 years of municipal utilities and telecommunications experience, Teles Fremin, P.E., is a recognized leader in the fiber broadband industry. Prior to joining CTC, she served as Director of LUS Fiber, the largest fiber-optic network in the State of Louisiana. As a founding member of the project, …READ MORE
Mitch Hergett, Director of Outside Plant Services
Mitch Hergett is a staff engineer and provides ongoing program-level support to many of CTC’s public networking projects. Mitch assists with project progress tracking and reporting. He documents any program scope changes or alternations to construction plans and meets with project stakeholders to provide updated reports and resolve any potential …READ MORE
Heather Mills, Vice President for Grant &...
At CTC, Heather guides clients on strategic funding for network planning, as well as applying for and complying with the requirements of major federal broadband and communications grant programs, including ARC/EDA POWER grants, USDA RUS grants (such as ReConnect and Community Connect), and New Market Tax Credits. She has particular …READ MORE
Ziggy Rivkin-Fish, Vice President for Broadband...
Ziggy Rivkin-Fish is an analyst who specializes in project management and process planning. He has advised local governments, large consortia, and other public sector clients regarding the governance issues raised by inter- and intra-jurisdictional communications projects and networks. Since 2005, he has served as the lead manager for all phases of …READ MORE
Marc Schulhof, Director of Editorial Services
Marc Schulhof has more than 25 years of experience analyzing complex issues in consulting, journalism, and corporate communications settings. He applies his editorial skills and his ability to analyze complex technical and business topics to a range of research, writing, and survey projects for CTC’s clients. Prior to joining CTC, Marc …READ MORE
David Talbot, Senior Researcher and Analyst
David Talbot is an experienced researcher and analyst who conducts a range of analytical, research, and needs assessment tasks. Prior to coming to CTC he was a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he researched and wrote reports on municipal fiber and …READ MORE
Shawn Thompson, Vice President for Analytics
Shawn Thompson is a recognized expert in distributed antenna systems (DAS). He has overseen the design and implementation of more than 1,000 DAS networks nationwide, and has advised wireless carriers such as Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T in solving their indoor and outdoor coverage and capacity needs. Among his recent client …READ MORE
David Tidd, Special Projects Coordinator
At CTC, David manages the call center as well as other select special projects. He has more than two decades of experience in project management and data analysis with exceptional customer service and supervisory skills. During his time at the Constellation Brands as a State Manager, David had managed a …READ MORE
Karen White, Vice President for Client Solutions
Karen White has more than 20 years of experience in municipal, commercial and public safety telecommunications. Her background includes the planning, design, procurement, and implementation of wireless broadband systems; public safety land mobile radio communication systems; FirstNet systems and business case analysis; project management; and engineering management in telecommunications including …READ MORE
Sandi Yatvin, General Counsel and Chief...
Sandi Yatvin oversees CTC’s hundreds of client contracts and advises the company’s principals. As CFO, she has responsibility for CTC’s operations, financial reporting, and accounting.READ MORE
Andy Spurgeon, Chief Operating Officer
Andy Spurgeon has held a variety of leadership roles across operations, strategy, business development, and service delivery for public and private sector organizations serving customers in the United States and abroad. With experience spanning both the telecommunications and information technology industries, Andy’s expertise includes strategic planning, organizational restructuring and change …READ MORE
Jack Burbridge, Director of Broadband Strategic...
Jack Burbridge has extensive knowledge in managing, leading, and supporting IT-related infrastructure projects and initiatives for DC government owned and operated fiber network. He has over 20 years working in telecommunications, with a strong knowledge of fiber optic, IP-converged networking, Wi-Fi, LTE, and other wired and wireless network technologies. Additionally, …READ MORE
Freny Cooper, Director of Municipal Consulting
Freny Cooper is a results-oriented, conscientious, and innovative leader with extensive experience in broadband & digital equity, finance, business planning, operations and marketing to help organizations grow and succeed. She is an expert at consensus building among multiple sectors and constituents to achieve a common goal and uses data-driven analytical …READ MORE