Governmental Affairs Manager
Crown Castle International
Mr. Longhurst works as a Government Affairs Manager at Crown Castle International. In this capacity, Mr. Longhurst is responsible for all governmental affairs activities across all three of Crown Castle’s business units – Towers, Small Cells, and Fiber throughout the Southern California region.
Prior to joining Crown Castle, Mr. Longhurst was a partner in a site acquisition and land use planning firm for 15 years providing site development services to the telecommunications and real estate development industries. Mr. Longhurst has also worked in various advisory and consulting capacities specializing in government relations, program and project management, business development, land use planning, entitlement processing, site acquisition and construction management.
Mr. Longhurst is a founding member of the California Wireless Association (CalWA) where he is currently the President and previously served as the Education Committee chair for five years and co-chair of the Regulatory Committee for five years. Mr. Longhurst is active in numerous business and charitable organizations and serves as chair of the Parking and Public Improvement Commission in his hometown of Manhattan Beach, CA. Mr. Longhurst earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and has a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.