About Us

Mission, Values and Members


Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (ITPA)
National Capital Chapter

Who We Are

The National Capital Chapter of the ITPA is the Washington, DC metropolitan area association of Telecommunications professionals.  Our Officers and Board members are telecommunications and IT professionals from Industry and Government. Our mission is to:

Serve our communities through good work

We proudly support the Capital Area Food Bank, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the USO of Metropolitan Washington. A donation is made to these organizations at the end of the year.

Preserve our industry history

The ITPA NCC members support the National ITPA Historical Foundation through dues and member/sponsor donations, which includes financial support for the ITPA Hall of Fame Museum.

Add value to sponsor companies and organizations

The ITPA NCC sponsors monthly luncheons for industry members and partners. These luncheons provide an opportunity for industry members and partners to demonstrate their support for local community charities while at the same time providing opportunities to raise the visibility of their organization amongst their partners, peers and potential customers.

Provide leadership and networking opportunities

The NCC of the ITPA provides opportunities for individual industry members to create and maintain new relationships amongst their peers, partners and customers.  Members and guests include the management and senior leadership of many prominent telecommunications companies. As a tight-knit community in the Washington Metropolitan area, this provides a venue for networking with your peers for creating on-going business relationships and friendships.

The NCC ITPA provides opportunities for industry members and affiliates to serve on the NCC ITPA Board.  Board leadership roles are transitioned annually, which permits members to gain valuable leadership and mentoring experience from some of the most senior members of the local telecommunications community.

Interested in becoming a member – please download our membership application.

Download Membership Application (pdf).

Executive Board

Thelma Barker
Ms. Thelma Barker
Brian Bonacci
Mr. Brian Bonacci
Mr. Patrick Amos
Mr. Patrick Amos, Sr.
Vice President
Denny Groh
Mr. Dennis Groh
Past President
Mr. Gary Wall
Mr. Gary Wall
Past President
Jayson Schwamm
Mr. Jayson Schwam
Past President

Board Members

Dave Cahoon
Mr. David Cahoon
Golf Tournament Committee Co-Chair
Eric Oaks
Mr. Eric Oaks
Speaker Committee Co-Chair
Jason Brumfield
Mr. Jason Brumfield
Golf Tournament, Committee Co-Chair
Mr. Joe David Henley, Jr.
Mr. Joe David Henley, Jr.
Speaker, Sponsorship/ Membership Committee
Kevin Gallo
Mr. Kevin Gallo
Speaker Committee Co-Chair
Kevin Gleason
Mr. Kevin Gleason
Social Media Committee Chair
Mark Fauchter
Mr. Mark Feuchter
Board Member
Steve Boberski
Mr. Steve Boberski
Website Committee Chair
Jill Casablanca
Ms. Jill Casabianca Perry
Board Member
Ms. Mary Beth Jones
Ms. Mary Beth Jones
Assistant Treasurer Governance
Swati Patel
Ms. Swati Patel
Assistant Secretary, Speaker Committee


Ben Marks
Benjamin Marks
Sponsorship/Membership Speaker and Social Media Virtual Platform and Golf Tournament Committee
Alvin Showers
Alvin Showers
Virtual Platform Chair, Website and Social Media Committee
Nithya Lakshminarayanan
Ms. Nithya Lakshminarayanan
Sponsorship/Membership and Social Media Committee