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WWLF Spotlight: Heidi Nelson

01 Aug 2022 1:46 PM | Anonymous

Heidi Nelson
Business Development Manager, Harmoni Towers
LWA Vice President

How long have you been a City/Regional Rep for WWLF and what is your territory/region?
I was appointed in January 2014.  New Orleans is my area!  They also added Jackson since the two are so closely related.

Why did you join WWLF?
I believe WWLF is an amazing organization that really helps women in the industry connect and learn from one another.  One thing I really enjoy is that we are able to learn from all facets of the industry and build each other up.  Women helping, mentoring and uplifting women is so important!  I also appreciate and commend our male members and supporters!

How has being a part of WWLF impacted you personally or professionally? 
I have gotten to meet some wonderful women and have been able to build relationships with them whereas I might not have been able to otherwise.  I’ll reiterate again that it’s been such a pleasure learning from all of them as well.

Where did you get your start in the industry? What is your current role?
Believe it or not, I started as a receptionist at Faulk & Foster in 2004!  I enjoyed learning and helping so much that I quickly moved up the ranks because I was so eager to do more and more.  I attribute a lot of my success to the training and excellent managers I was able to sit under there, as well as Integrisite and Castille Consolidated!  I am now a Business Development Manager at Harmoni Towers.  I absolutely love our company and my team!

What is your favorite Quote?
My all-time favorite quote is:  If you’re gonna be a bear, be a grizzly!  I truly believe that anything you do, you should absolutely do your best.  I often always quote this to my son as well, working to pass along my drive to him.

If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?
Honestly, I have about 14 different people that I would like to meet.  But, at the top of the list, is my paternal grandmother.  She passed away when I was very young, so I didn’t really get to know her, but stories of her are amazing.  She was a poet and the best person most people say they’ve ever met.  She went out of her way to show kindness and humility.  Also, it’s pretty cool that I look almost exactly like her.  I try to be the person that people would say that about as my mark on them.

What do you like to do outside of work?
My dad is a high school football coach and it’s pretty much all I know, besides telecom!  I love football (Geaux Tigers & Saints)!!  I love to fish.  I enjoy my roles as Vice President of the Louisiana Wireless Association and Board Member/Clay Co-Chair for the South Wireless Association as well! But, most importantly, my number 1 is my son.  He keeps me on my toes and is without a doubt my “why”.

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