Leo A. Wrobel, Jr.

Updated at: May 21, 2007, 2:04 a.m.

Leo A. Wrobel has over two decades of experience with a host of firms engaged in banking, brokerage, heavy manufacturing, telecommunications services and government.

A noted author and technical futurist, Leo is responsible for many technological firsts, including the first microwave bypass" shot in Dallas (1985) for the largest mortgage banking company in the country, and the largest telecommunications network ever installed in Texas, for Texas Instruments Incorporated (1993). He was also the first in Dallas to run T1 telephone traffic over a cable television system in an agreement he pioneered in 1985, and recently completed regulatory consulting for a $25 billion insurance cooperative (1997).

He is a former Mayor and City Councilman of a Dallas suburb. A sought-after speaker, Wrobel has lectured throughout the United States and overseas in Israel, South America, and other locations, as well as appearing on several television news programs. A knowledgeable and effective communicator, he has combined his political and technical savvy in repeated engagements in order to get things done, even at the highest policy levels.

Wrobel has been President and CEO of Dallas-based Premiere Network Services Inc. since 1986. Prior to this he was Director, Network Planning and Engineering for Lomas and Nettleton and held technical positions at AT&T in its former Long Lines subsidiary. Wrobel holds degrees in Telecommunications Systems Technology, Electronic Systems Technology and Business and Public Policy.

An active author and technical futurist, he has published ten books and over 300 trade articles on a wide variety of technical subjects, including: Understanding Emerging Network Services, Pricing, and Regulation.

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