Board of Directors
Mr. Mas was also the founder of Neff Corporation (NYSE:NFF) a multi hundred million dollar revenue provider of rental construction and utility equipment throughout the United States.
José R. Mas
President & CEO
José R. Mas was appointed CEO of MasTec in 2007 and during his tenure MasTec's revenues have doubled and earnings have more than tripled. Since assuming the top executive position at MasTec, Jose has diversified the company into the growing fields of renewable energy, electric transmission line construction and oil and gas pipeline construction while expanding its traditional communications business, which now includes wireless and broad-band infrastructure including install-to the home satellite services. José Mas has grown up in the business and over those 18 years worked his way from the field to the boardroom. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Mas served as Executive Vice President, responsible for business development, marketing and strategic planning. From 1997 to 2001 Mr. Mas served as President of MasTec's Telecommunications Group.
José Mas is a graduate of the University of Miami where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. He is a director of the Mas Family Foundation, the Christopher Columbus High School Board and an active supporter and coach of various youth basketball teams. Recently, he was also appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises.
Ernest N. Csiszar
Ernst N. Csiszar, 59, joined our Board of Directors in October 2005. Mr. Csiszar is currently a private investor and serves as Director of Insurance for Bridge Strategy Group, LLC. Mr. Csiszar also serves as a director of PHTS, Inc., a privately-held company. From September 2004 until his retirement in September 2006, Mr. Csiszar was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the property and casualty insurance industry's principal trade association. Mr. Csiszar was the Director of Insurance for the State of South Carolina from February 1999 to August 2004 and also served as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Mr. Csiszar also served as the president and chief executive officer of Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. of Columbia, S.C. from 1995 to 1998. Previously, he was a visiting professor at the School of Business at the University of South Carolina and served as managing co-director of the European investment banking firm, Holborn Holdings Corporation, in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Csiszar has critical experience in insurance and risk management.
Robert J. Dwyer
Robert J. Dwyer, 66, joined our Board of Directors in October 2004. Mr. Dwyer retired in 1999. Prior to 1999, Mr. Dwyer spent 17 years with Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter Reynolds in various executive positions. Mr. Dwyer is a private investor. He currently serves as a director of Bny/Ivy Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund, LLC., Bimini Capital Management, Inc. and Mellon Optima L/S Strategy Fund, LLC. Mr. Dwyer has numerous charitable and civic interests. Mr. Dwyer has 33 years experience in financial markets; including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.
Frank E. Jaumot, CPA
Frank E. Jaumot, 53, joined our Board of Directors in September 2004. Mr. Jaumot has been the Director of Accounting and Auditing for the certified public accounting firm of Ahearn, Jasco and Company, P.A. since 1991. From 1979 to 1991, Mr. Jaumot was associated with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Jaumot is a certified public accountant in Florida and Ohio and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of South Florida (a not for profit charity), Bimini Capital Management, Inc. and PPOA Holding, Inc. Mr. Jaumot has extensive experience in accounting, auditing and SEC reporting.
Julia L. Johnson
Julia L. Johnson, 47, has been a member of our Board of Directors since February 2002. From January 2001 to the present, Ms. Johnson has been President of NetCommunications, L.L.C., and a strategy consulting firm specializing in the communications, energy, and information technology public policy arenas. Prior to founding NetCommunications, Ms. Johnson was Vice President of Marketing for MILCOM Technologies, Inc., a military technology commercialization company, from March 2000 to August 2001. From November 2001 to the present, Ms. Johnson has also served as founder and Chairman of the Emerging Issues Policy Forum, a public policy organization established to promote open public policy discussions on key market, industrial and regulatory issues. Ms. Johnson served on the Florida Public Service Commission from January 1992 until November 1999, serving as chairwoman from January 1997 to January 1999. Ms. Johnson also chaired Florida's Information Service Technology Development Task Force, which advised then Florida Governor Jeb Bush on information technology policy and related legislative issues, from November 1999 to July 2001. Ms. Johnson also serves on the boards of Allegheny Energy, Inc., Northwestern Corporation and American Water Works Company, Inc. Ms. Johnson's legal background and experience in public utility regulatory arenas provide her with key skills in implementing corporate strategies and evaluating our primary markets.
Jose S. Sorzano
Jose S. Sorzano, 69, has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 1995. Mr. Sorzano has been Chairman of The Austin Group, Inc., an international corporate consulting firm, since 1989, a director of Securiport LLC, a privately held biometric company, and a director of the Free Cuba Committee. Mr. Sorzano was also Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Affairs from 1987 to 1988; Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University, from 1969 to 1987; and United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Sorzano has significant experience in governmental and international affairs.
John Van Heuvelen
John Van Heuvelen, 63, has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2002. Mr. Van Heuvelen spent 13 years with Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter Reynolds in various executive positions in the mutual fund, unit investment trust and municipal bond divisions before serving as president of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Trust Company from 1993 until 1999. Since 1999, Mr. Van Heuvelen has been a private investor based in Denver, Colorado. His investment activities have included private telecom and technology firms, where he still remains active. In addition, Mr. Van Heuvelen was owner of a construction company for six years. He served on the board of directors of LifeVantage, Inc. from August 2005 through August 2007. Mr. Van Heuvelen currently serves on the board of Hallador Energy Company. Mr. Van Heuvelen has important leadership skills and impressive experience in our key markets.