John W. Perry, Jr. – Chairman
John W. Perry, Jr. joined Faulk & Foster Real Estate in 1972. Within five years, he had purchased the firm and implemented a progressive plan to grow the company. John led Faulk & Foster to become the leading commercial brokerage firm in Northeast Louisiana. He continued the growth of Faulk & Foster in the 1980’s by working with telecommunications companies to establish leasing agreements for tower sites and construction. His leadership has established Faulk & Foster as a preferred consultant nationwide for real estate services.
Ralph Thomas – Senior Vice President, Operations
Ralph Thomas began his career with the US Navy where he specialized in telecommunications. He joined CenturyTel as a Senior Engineer/ISP Manager, then became Network Support Manager for CenturyTel Communications’ entire wireless and wireline network. Ralph joined Faulk & Foster in 2001 as Vice President of Operations and currently serves as Senior Vice President. With over 25 years experience, he has directed network deployments for major wireless carriers in over 40 states and brought Faulk & Foster’s land expertise to the development of utility-scale wind and solar projects throughout the country.
Rachel McKenzie – Vice President of Corporate Functions
A native to Monroe, Rachel McKenzie earned her MBA and BBA in Business Management from Northeast Louisiana University. She joined Faulk & Foster in May 2013. Rachel’s background in sales, marketing and management together with 8 years of human resources experience gives her a broad perspective on corporate structure and challenges. Rachel is leading Faulk & Foster’s corporate functions of accounting, human resources and marketing as well as a variety of corporate initiatives. She is a member of the Northeast Louisiana Chapter of Society of Human Resource Managers, is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP), and is involved in various volunteer and community organizations.
Dan Hoover – Project Director
Dan Hoover is a key director in our telecom and wireless operations with 14 years of experience managing large deployment wireless projects for Faulk & Foster. He began his career as a land agent for Sprint and holds a real estate license in the state of Louisiana. His reputation for attention to detail and achieving deliverables ahead of timeline is well established in the industry.
John Frantz – Project Director
John Frantz served as a platoon sergeant in the Louisiana Army National Guard while he obtained his BS degree from Louisiana Tech University. He joined Faulk & Foster in 1999 as a site acquisition specialist and is now our Director of Right of Way Projects and Director of Renewable Energy Services. John has managed large wireline and utility wind implementation projects requiring thousands of private land easements, and has the well-earned reputation with our clients for acquiring NTP’s in difficult jurisdictions across multiple states.
Lura Wright – Project Director
Lura Wright is responsible for ensuring timely market deployments of LTE in the telecom and wireless operations at Faulk & Foster. She joined the firm in 2013, after working in the telecom industry for 12 years. Lura received her B.G.S. Degree in History from Ohio University, and paralegal certification from University of Georgia.
Janet Portman – Director Zoning Services
Janet is responsible for the direction and management of the Zoning Only Services division. Previously, Janet led the Zoning Certification and Title Services team at Faulk & Foster for 8 years. She has an extensive background in commercial and retail banking, serving as Assistant Vice President to at Bank One for over 20 years and as Vice President and Operations Manager at a start up bank, Horizons, where she developed and implemented operational processes and system procedures for commercial and retail accounts. As Director of Customer Systems Support at CenturyTel , Janet developed systems support policy and procedure for corporate customer service during acquisition convergence processes.