Bill Bradford - Owner/President
Bill Bradford started Next Generation Wireless in 2001 after being employed by U.S. Cellular corporate as a Business Sales Consultant from 1995-2001. During his tenure at U.S. Cellular, Bradford was regularly recognized as one of the top ten sales associates and in the year 2000 was awarded the top sales associate award amongst roughly 5,000 associates nationwide. Prior to becoming involved in the wireless industry Bradford was employed in the radio business for nine years, seven of which were as a DJ for Rock 108 in Waterloo, Iowa. Following the years as an on-air personality, Bradford was employed as the Promotions Director and in sales.
In 2005 Bradford was the recipient of the 20 under 40 Award and in 2006 was named Junior Achievements Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award both for the Cedar Valley in Iowa.
Bradford serves on the Junior Achievement Board for the Cedar Valley in Iowa, Community Main Street in Cedar Falls, Iowa and volunteers for several other organizations as well.
Bethany Benner - Director of Sales
As the Director of Sales for Next Generation Wireless, Bethany is responsible for managing sales, marketing, and operations for customers in Iowa and Illinois. In this role, she ensures that new and existing customers are satisfied by committing NGW sales associates to providing the very best in customer satisfaction at each step of the sales process.
Bethany started with NGW in 2003, as a part-time Retail Wireless Consultant in our Dubuque location. She has worked her way up the ranks at NGW holding position of Sales Manager and Area Sales Manager before taking the Director of Sales role.
Jennie Tranbarger – Business Manager
Jennie joined the Next Generation Wireless office staff in February 2007. She was previsouly employed by City Laundering Company for 23 years in an office management role.
Shellie Bolt - Human Resources Manager
Shellie joined Next Generation Wireless in July 2010. She brings over 20 years of office management and sales support experience.
Brett Cooney – Inventory Manager
Brett joined Next Generation in August 2004 after having previously worked for another U.S. Cellular agent for three years. He originally started as a Wireless Sales Associate in Iowa City and was promoted to Inventory Manager in 2005.