President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stoops joined SBA Communications in 1997 and has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2002. He was appointed president in 2000 and a director of the company in 1999. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, where he was responsible for finance activities, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and legal affairs of the organization, including the supply and purchase of the first towers for the company. Before joining SBA, he was a partner in Gunster, a Florida-based law firm, where he practiced for thirteen years in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions areas. Mr. Stoops is the current Chairman of the Board of the Wireless Industry Association (WIA), the trade organization of the wireless communications infrastructure industry. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida, the Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc. (the organization responsible for producing the annual Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida), Seminole Boosters, Inc. and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, West Palm Beach, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from Florida State University.