Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division
Bud Noel is the Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division of American Tower. Prior to this role, Mr. Noel has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, leading the U.S. Tower operations organization. Since joining American Tower in 2011, Mr. Noel has fostered a best-in-class approach to the care, leasing, and development of the Company’s U.S. assets and has championed the implementation of enterprise platforms to increase efficiency. In 2018, he was named the first executive champion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in U.S. Tower, committing himself to learning, listening, and leading over his two and a half years in the role.
Mr. Noel has more than 25 years of network deployment experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining the Company, he was Vice President of Network Development for LightSquared (now Ligado Networks), with responsibility for the development and implementation of the company’s national network deployment strategy. He spent 11 years with Sprint Nextel, beginning as Director of Radio Services, moving into Vice President for Northeast Site Development, and finally becoming Vice President for National Site Development.
Mr. Noel is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and has earned an Executive Certificate from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Mr. Noel is a board member of the Tower Families Foundation and a former board member of Warriors for Wireless.