On July 2, JSI said farewell to one of its longest serving employees as he embarked on the many new adventures that await him during retirement. Vice President Dan Weaver started his journey with JSI on March 27, 1978. Over the next 37 years, Dan moved up the ranks of the firm, eventually to lead JSI’s Separations Department and serve on its management team.
Dan began his career at JSI shortly after graduating from Salisbury University on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He started out in our Continuing Property Records Department, where he learned the fundamentals of how a telephone switch works and how networks operate. He carried these skills onto his work on client cost studies, strategic plans and financial forecasts. He also is known as the person who taught Manny Staurulakis how to complete a cable and wire study when Manny first joined JSI full time in the early 1980s.
Over the years, Dan accumulated an immense amount of knowledge of the FCC rules and regulations regarding separations studies, access tariff filings, and universal service. Coupled with his knowledge of network functionality, Dan assisted hundreds of clients meet their goals for continued prosperity. Dan was often on the road visiting clients. This took him to exciting places such as Guam, Michigan, Arizona, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and more.
Dan also was instrumental in developing JSI’s various impact and long-term forecasting models, which continue to provide clients with revenue and profitability projections. As well, he used the relationships he developed with those at the FCC and NECA to suggest policy changes and modifications that would be beneficial for JSI’s clients.
On Friday, June 26th, JSI’s Maryland office honored Dan with a special luncheon. During the party, Manny spoke about Dan’s role throughout much of JSI’s history and how he’s been an important part of the success of the company. Dan has mentored many staff members over his long career, influencing how work is done in the Separations Department now and far into the future.
Dan is wasting no time to begin his retirement adventures. He leaves on July 4th for a diving trip with friends in Bonaire. We all wish him well and thank him for all of his hard work on behalf of the company and its clients.