Team

Kelley Dunne
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
Kelley Dunne is an original Co-Founder of Warriors4Wireless (W4W). W4W is a non-profit formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable wireless technicians and qualified servicemen and women eager to transfer the skills they’ve learned in the military to civilian careers.

Kelley was previously designated by then FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski as the leader of the a national broadband adoption initiative – Connect 2 Compete bringing more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He is recognized as an industry pioneer in deploying some of the first 4G broadband wireless capabilities across the country.

Additionally, Kelley has served as the President and CEO of One Economy, a 12 year old global non-profit that brings broadband and technology to underserved communities in the United States and in 14 countries around the world. Prior to One Economy, Kelley was the founder and CEO of Digital Bridge Communications Corporation from 2005 – 2010. Digital Bridge is a provider of broadband wireless to small and medium-sized communities. As CEO, Kelley created the company’s initial strategic vision, market plan, and led the company from concept, planning funding, and execution to become the second largest wireless WiMax operator and first VoIP over WiMax in the United States. Kelley selected and led the senior management team, including the President and Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Information Officer/Chief Technical Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President for Marketing and Sales. Under his leadership the company grew to 25,000 subscribers, 90 employees, with operations in 6 states; he also completed four rounds of fundraising for a total of $50+ million in funding.

From 2000 to 2005, Kelley served as Executive Vice President, Operations for Verizon Avenue, the Verizon subsidiary focused on providing bundled communications services to concentrated communities nationwide. His responsibilities included leadership of Network Operations, Program Management, Customer Care, and Field Operations for Verizon’s multi-dwelling unit and concentrated community markets. Kelley was also responsible for initiating and leading Verizon’s Rural Broadband Initiative, leading some of the most innovative broadband wireless deployments in rural markets, Native American reservations, low-income housing areas and U.S. military bases.

Previously, Kelley held positions as Vice President of HR, Vice President of Provisioning and Customer Care, and Director of Carrier Services at OnePoint Communications prior to Verizon’s acquisition of OnePoint in 2000. For seven years Kelley worked at AT&T and Bell Labs, where he held management positions in Network Operations, Data Network Planning, and Network Security. In addition, Kelley served as an enlisted serviceman and later as an Army Officer in the US Army’s Signal Corps. He received his BS degree in Communications Systems Management from Ohio University and his MS degree in Information and Communications Sciences from Ball State University.
Tara Dunne
Talent Acquisition and Placement Manager
Tara Dunne is the Recruitment Manager for W4W and manages both the placement of veterans into Partner jobs, as well as the W4W Alumni Program. She was one of the very first “volunteers” for the W4W program and has witnessed its growth from the inaugural class of veterans. Tara’s formal training is as a Nurse, and after receiving her Masters in Nursing from NYU, she worked for 10 years for Sloan Kettering Hospital in their Oncology/Critical Care Units. The second half of her career was spent in Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby units in Northern Virginia. Tara has also taught classes in Hypnosis and Natural Childbirth for Inova Hospital System. Now living with her husband (W4W founder) and her three girls in Leesburg, Virginia, she considers herself very blessed to work with the young men and women who have given so much for their country, and is honored to help bridge them into new careers in the wireless industry.
Kevin Kennedy
Interim President
Kevin J. Kennedy joined the Warrior4Wireless non-profit team in mid-February of 2017 as the CEO’s Senior Advisor. Kevin is helping shape the W4W organization for strategic growth in order to create an order of magnitude increase in the volume of veterans recruited,trained and placed in the rapidly expanding telecommunication market. Kevin is now serving as the Interim President and CEO pending approval from the W4W Board. Kevin served for six years at Textron Systems with 3 of the 6 years as the Vice President for International Business at Textron Systems, a division of Textron, Incorporated, a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative system solutions and services. In this duty he worked with all Textron businesses to address the needs of key customers in the United States and overseas. Before retiring, Major General Kennedy served a yearlong tour as the senior in country Air Force strategist and advisor to the Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. Kevin also commanded the U.S. Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center where he set the course for the standup of a U.S. Air Force cyber component as well as the modernization plan for Air Force Operation Centers and tactical edge data-link connectivity. Kevin served as the Deputy Director of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance at Headquarters Air Force as well as the Director of Joint Strategic Planning at U.S. Strategic Command. Kevin has helped assemble and work global joint requirements at U.S. Joint Forces Command and global air operations plans when running the Headquarters Air Force’s lead strategy division, “Checkmate.” Kevin served as a wartime commander leading air wings in air warfare over Iraq and Afghanistan. He accumulated over 3,600 hours of operational flying in his 32 years of service, to include 145 hours of combat flight. He has extensive operational and technical experience in joint Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems as well as the national command and control capabilities leveraged to employ them and disseminate their collection products to edge users. Kevin is a: 1978 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy; distinguished graduate earning a master’s degree in National Military Strategy from the Naval War College; master’s degree in Human Resources graduate from Central Michigan University; and a year-long National Security Fellow from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Amanda Poach
Operations Manager
Arthur Bunce
Recruiting Manager
Bonnie Weida
Recruiting Manager
Susan Glaser
Recruiting Manager
Derek Denman
Instructor
Van Loyd
Instructor
Eileen Pearsall
Sourcing Manager

With a large variety of talent and converging from many different paths, one focus has now joined us together as a team, and that is a passion for helping our retiring veterans begin their new path in life!

Who We Are

Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a non-profit formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable communication infrastructure technicians, and the thousands of qualified service men and women eager to transfer the skills they’ve learned in the military. Our organization provides training, advanced certification and transitional support, giving veterans the building blocks they need for an exciting and fulfilling career in the our rapidly growing industry.

What We Do