Chairman & CEO
Lance Chastain has founded, advised, and led multiple businesses from concept to start up with two reaching double-digit multimillion-dollar global sales and aggregate revenues in excess of $250mm. His global C-level leadership and operating experience has been utilized across a range of business sectors and markets in startup, turnaround, operating, and high growth scenarios. He holds two patents for technology and industrial product design and has won numerous awards for product innovation, design, and performance. He studied Mandarin Chinese at Wichita State and holds a BBA with a minor in Management (Magna Cum Laude) from Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business.
Jack Morgan is the Founder of Trans-Tel Central, Inc. and is recognized as a telecommunications industry expert, holds many certifications, and has served on the Board of BICSI. He originally began his career with Southwestern Bell (SWBT) where he spent 7 years prior to founding the Company with his wife Jane. The Company began as a contractor for (SWBT) and became successful early on tackling jobs that others avoided. Later, when the Bell System and AT&T were broken up, the Company’s experience and increasing capabilities allowed it to expand into becoming a successful and award winning contracting Company in the core IT infrastructure market. Under Jack’s leadership the company built a reputation for on-time contract performance and quality in highly sensitive and secure environments and won numerous awards from such companies as Boeing, AT&T, and Northrop Grumman.
Chief Financial Officer
Clif McElyea joined Trans-Tel since 2008 and became CFO in 2013. He has broad experience in all aspects of accounting, financial management, taxation, and strategic planning. From 1995 to 2008, Clif held various positions of increasing responsibility in both public accounting and private companies. He holds a BS in Accounting from University of Central Oklahoma and a Certification in Government Contracting from George Mason University.
Director of Operations
Mark Sorrells has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications field. He has been with Trans-Tel a total of 19 years and manages all the Company’s field employees and subcontractors for all DOD, government, and commercial projects. He holds an extensive list of certifications: ITIL, BICSI, Leviton, Panduit and OSHA 40 along with the highest level of operational expertise, knowledge, and experience in the field. Under Mark’s operational leadership, the company has built a reputation for high quality, on-time, on-budget contract performance in highly sensitive and secure CONUS and OCONUS environments – military bases, Federal and State Government campuses, hospital complexes, refineries, chemical plants, and educational campuses.
Director of Engineering
Brad Fischer RCDD, has been with Trans-Tel for over 20 years and has extensive experience in engineering, furnishing, installing and testing communications systems. Brad specializes in the design and installation of various Inside Plant and Outside Plant Distribution Systems including fiber optic and copper cabling systems and manhole and duct systems. He is certified in all the required disciplines to work on DOD Contracts.
Facilities Security Officer / Business Development Advisor
Audrey has been with Trans-Tel over 26 years. She joined the company in 1991 after completing her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma and has extensive experience in virtually every area of the company. During her career at Trans-Tel, Audrey has worked in many departments including accounting, drafting, business development and contract administration. Audrey continued her education through the years as the needs of the company evolved acquiring the following certifications: Microstation, AutoCAD, Project Management Certifications: PMP, ITIL and FSO certification. Audrey is also a member of the Board.
Director of Administration & Human Resources
Carol began her career at Trans-Tel in 1981. Carol has served in many roles of day to day operations including executive assistant, accounting clerk, proposal coordinator, job production tracker data entry, and office manager. She has been involved in all facets of overseeing human resources, benefits, payroll, facilities maintenance, travel coordination, project status reporting, employee status oversight/reporting, and planning. Carol is also a member of the Board.