San Francisco Chapter
Hi, this is Robert Goodman. I’ve been with AT&T since 2011 and am based in San Francisco, CA where I’m currently CRAN Sr. Technical Project Manager, AT&T Mobility. I joined LEAGUE in 2011 and now hold the position of Treasurer to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter where we are focused on addressing LGBT+ youth homelessness.
My passion as a LEAGUE member is Project Open Hand, providing meals to people with debilitating diseases like AIDS or breast cancer.
I have over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Industry (Wall Street) and now over 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry in various operational roles. I started my Telecommunications career at Pacific Bell telephone managing technicians who provisioned Frame Relay, ATM and DSL. I have since worked in smaller startup companies that broke ground on new technologies, Yipes – The first Ethernet over fiber provider in the U.S. and Clearwire – The first 4G provider in the U.S.
I currently manage end to end 5G small cell deployment in San Francisco. We are deploying small cells on top of city street light poles and utility poles to provide more network capacity including 5G starting in 2019. This entails managing the projects through RF design, pole selection, city zoning and permitting, construction, integration, optimization and finally On Air.
I have participated in the LEAGUE AT AT&T San Francisco Chapter for over 9 years. I first joined the board to learn more about what AT&T was doing to support LGBT employees and customers. In 2016 I was selected as President and have held that role for 3 years, handing over the role to Mark Sander last year. We have successfully engaged more employees in LEAGUE through Mentoring programs, community volunteer/fundraising opportunities, self-improvement lectures, company sponsored LGBT events and our chapter sponsored events.
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