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On Air CommunicationsIndustry
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Michael Smithson started working in field site acquisitions more than 20 years ago, or as he describes it, “when it was basically the wild, wild west.” In 2002, he founded On Air Communications as a wireless site development and consulting firm. To Smithson, his firm’s greatest accomplishments are building transparent relationships with clients, maintaining a reputation for quality and making a positive impact. “These relationships are invaluable” he says, “and they are honestly the foundation of our business.”
Over the years, On Air Communications has supported a variety of wireless associations. Smithson himself has also been actively involved with several local and national initiatives—serving on boards for organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and Columbus, Ohio’s Stonewall Community Center.
In 2020, Smithson started his own nonprofit, LEAP (LGBTQ Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program), designed to help people learn to start and grow their own businesses with a 12-week training program that covers everything from branding and marketing to creating a vision statement and business plan.
Michael Smithson President & CEO
“I truly value the relationships and the business that we have created with Crown Castle and their entire team. They have had our back for many years and we have theirs as well.”