Steve Valdez joined SAM in 2022. He has over 35 years of experience leading and managing telecommunications engineering design for outside plant (OSP) and inside plant (ISP) services. He has held key leadership roles for OSP construction projects for several major telecom service providers in Colorado and the West region. His expertise gives him keen insight into how our teams can best address the ever-evolving needs of the largest Telecom network providers.

Steve is a member of several national Telecom association such as Fiber Broadband Association and The Rural Broadband Association, and has served as a subject matter expert for OSP technical practices for the ISE Expo in Denver, Colorado.

Steve’s favorite SAM core value is Excellence in Service. He firmly believes in guiding his team to be motivated and engaged to do the best work they can and provide the best deliverable to clients and has seen first-hand that it is what sets SAM apart from other companies in the industry. Steve’s is actively involved with youth baseball and Toys for Tots in his community. He currently resides in Colorado with his wife, 3 adult daughters and 3 grandkids.