Prior to joining Butler America Telecom, Levi served as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State where he led the economic and commercial sections of the U.S. Embassies in Skopje, Macedonia, Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Dakar, Senegal. As a U.S. diplomat, Levi worked closely with executives of major international telecom companies to fight political corruption and graft within the telecom industry. Additionally, Levi led U.S. government efforts in Senegal to develop the mobile smart phone industry and to support the development of mobile apps to solve problems unique to the Senegalese economy and digital ecosystem. Levi helped U.S.-based companies open new markets for their goods and services in Eastern Europe, Central America, and West Africa. Prior to joining the State Department Levi practiced law in New York City and was an adjunct professor at Parson School for Design & Management where he taught courses in business law and social entrepreneurship. Levi served as the Country Director for Choice Humanitarian in Guatemala where he led grassroots development projects in education, vocational training, medical relief efforts, and communal banking. Levi completed his Juris Doctorate at the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University.
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development
John began his wireless telecommunications career as a land-use entitlement manager in 1999. He quickly developed a reputation as the person who can get difficult cell sites approved. In 2005, he co-founded Core Development Services. Since that time, Core has deployed large wireless deployments for every wireless carrier. In 2019, Core was acquired by Butler America Telecom.
John also has a storied history of public service. He has served on the Orange County Parks Commission since 2017, representing Orange County’s Fourth Supervisorial District, and currently serves as Chair. He also was appointed to two terms each on the cities of Anaheim (1998) and Brea (2007) planning commissions. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Brea Chamber of Commerce. John is heavily involved in Rotary International. He is a past-president of the Brea Rotary Club and has served in a number of leadership positions at Rotary District 5320. John has received many awards and recognitions for his public service.