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Mark Haley | Ronnie C. Patterson | David Langford | Laureen Boykin
As the President of Smart City Networks, L.P., Mark Haley leads the company’s strategic and operational development as well as the efforts of all corporate administration. Mr. Haley guides the company in the critical areas of data network design and deliverance to our clients.
Mr. Haley has over twenty years of experience with the tradeshows and corporate events in North America. Before joining Smart City, Haley was the vice president of facilities for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority. During his time with the LVCVA, Haley had a significant impact on the organization, launching the customer experience department before transitioning to his executive role overseeing the facilities department.
Prior to the LVCVA, Haley was with Aramark for 23 years during which he held a variety of operating positions in Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment Division, culminating with his role as executive vice president of Aramark’s Convention & Cultural Attractions Group.
Haley is involved with the local Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, along with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), and International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE).
He holds a BS degree in accounting from University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
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Ronnie C. Patterson
Vice President, Operations
Support, training and day-to-day management for our
General Managers, Smart City Vice President of
Operations, Ronnie Patterson, epitomizes these skills,
refined over his 30 years of management and operations
in the telecommunications and convention industries.
Previously serving national corporations such as
Lockheed Martin, Rolm Corporation and now Smart City,
Mr. Patterson’s operational systems have been and will
be the backbone to our Company’s startup service
As a Regional Operation Manager for Wiltel
Communications, Ron Patterson won the prestigious
President’s Award in 1989 and had direct management and
P&L responsibility for one hundred plus employees for
Lockheed Martin TOP program throughout the USA. (50+
sites, 100,000 ports). Regional Operation Manager.
While with Rolm Corporation (Division of IBM) as a Major
Accounts Sales Representative he was elected a member of
Rolm’s National President’s Circle, with sales in excess
of 150% of annual objective.
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Vice President, Technology
As vice president of technology at Smart City Networks, David Langford has developed the voice and data networks in more than two-dozen of the nation’s most prestigious convention centers.
Degreed in communications systems management, Mr. Langford cut his teeth early on with the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Network & Services project, where he served as a leader in the Network Operations Center deploying the first national pre-Internet high-speed IP infrastructure.
In the mid-90s, he developed the Sales Engineering division at AOL. Building from that, he joined UUnet Technologies and built a team that traveled with FORTUNE 500 companies to support their events, installing temporary data network capabilities often where none existed.
At Smart City Networks, Mr. Langford has directed the design and implementation of the Las Vegas Network Operations Center (NOC), which monitors the networks at more than 36 facilities across the country. He also led the technical team for the design and installation of the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the Charlotte Convention Center, served as the technical liaison between Smart City and the U.S. State Department at the G-20 Global Economic Summit at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, and oversaw the technical services provided at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.
Langford and his team also created some of the world’s largest Wi-Fi hot spots, including the wireless network at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the 126-acre outdoor campus at LazyDays RV Center in Florida.
Langford received his B.S. degree in communication systems management from Ohio University.
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Director, Quality Assurance
As Senior Director of Operations for Smart City Networks in Las Vegas, Ms. Boykin provides the support and day-to-day management of operations in
Las Vegas and the Northwestern United States.
With over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and 14 of those years specific to the event industry, Ms. Boykin is a great
asset to the Smart City team. Before becoming the Senior Director of Operations, Ms. Boykin successfully managed the San Diego Convention Center
for over 11 years, 4 years as the Telecommunications Manager and 7 years as the General Manager.
Currently working on her Masters in Business Management, Ms. Boykin continues to develop management skills and growth within the organization.
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