Corporate Affiliate Committee

2015 Corporate Affiliate Committee (CAC)

Organized in 1996, the NASTD Corporate Affiliate Committee (CAC) is a formally recognized advisory body with an influential voice in the activities of the association.  The goal of the CAC is to serve as a forum for Corporate Affiliate Members to voice opinions and suggestions as to how to best serve NASTD in their purpose and use the interaction to build strong relationships between corporations and state government.  The CAC will serve as the liaison between the Corporate Affiliate Members, the NASTD Executive Board, the NASTD state members at large, and the NASTD professional staff in expressing and presenting Corporate Affiliate opinions and positions.

2015 Corporate Affiliate Committee Leadership:

CAC Chair - Mary Ellen Buzzelli 
Vice President of Client Services - Mission Critical Partners, Inc.

Mary Ellen Buzzelli is currently the vice president of client services for Mission Critical Partners, Inc. (MCP), a consulting firm, focused on life safety communications.   Prior to MCP, she spent eighteen years at Unify,  formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications in sales, sales management, product and industry solutions and as the director for the government and education vertical.   In addition to her involvement in NASTD, she has also been involved in other sector related organizations, a volunteer for Girls Hope and is currently on the regional board of Economics Pennsylvania.  Besides her corporate resume, she has experience as an elected school board member and an appointed county official.  She attended the University of Pittsburgh and majored in economics and urban studies.  


 CAC Vice Chair
Zahid Masood
Managing Director, Z Consulting Group

Zahid Masood is the principal and managing director of Z Consulting Group.  He has more than 25 years of networking and telecommunications experience.  He specializes in assisting public sector clients with benchmarking rates and funding methodologies; strategic telecommunications and network topology assessments; master purchase and service agreements; structured procurement processes; and implementation oversight.  Mr. Masood regularly participates in the NASTD regional and national conferences.


CAC Secretary - Allan Wong
Director, U.S. SLED, Specialty Business Units

CAC Discussion Group
 - electronic mailing discussion list for CAC issues

CAC Monthly Conference Calls:

The Corporate Affiliate Committee (CAC) meets, via teleconference, on a monthly basis.

Please refer to the CAC Discussion Group for the final agenda and call-in information.