Lance Chastain

Chairman & CEO


Lance 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, both domestically and internationally, 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 is a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University. Lance studied Business and Mandarin Chinese at Wichita State and holds a BBA with a minor in Management (Magna Cum Laude) from Wichita State University’s W. Frank Barton School of Business.

Jodi Thompson

Director Human Resources


Jodi Thompson joined the Trans-Tel senior leadership team in June 2018 and brings over fifteen years of human resources expertise from the oil and gas sector.  Jodi is a seasoned HR professional who has extensive experience with organization design, leadership and policy development, compensation, employee relations, employee development and recruitment.  Jodi is known for her ability to translate business objectives into HR initiatives to enhance employee engagement, improve performance and growth to achieve business outcomes.


In addition to human resources, Jodi was a member of the Safety Steering Team and Safety Incident Review Team led by senior management.  Jodi chaired the Safety Involvement Team for eight years, which focused on safety initiatives to promote a safe workplace.   Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University and graduated with a Summa cum Laude distinction. Additionally, she earned several awards such as a Leadership Award in 2013 and a “Dedicated to the Core” Employee Award in 2015-2016 for recognition of her outstanding efforts.

Mark Sorrells

Sr. Director of Operations


Mark Sorrells has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications field 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.

Brad Fischer

Director of Engineering


Brad Fischer RCDD, 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.

Clay Willoughby

Director of Information Technology


Clay Willoughby joined Trans-Tel Central in 2011 as our Director of Information Technology. He has 25 years of experience in the technology sector including working with 2 fortune 500 companies. Clay specializes in IT and Network infrastructure, and also brings extensive experience across many other areas of IT including Network Design and Implementation, Network & Information Security, Server Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Web Design and Graphics Design & Layout.

John Dunlap

Director of Physical Security


John Dunlap has 25 years of experience in the physical security industry. He has worked for high profile integrators, including General Dynamics, and has managed those Company’s field employees and subcontractors for countless commercial projects. He holds several manufacturer certifications along with the highest level of operational expertise, knowledge, and experience in the security field.  Under his leadership, the companies he has worked for have built a reputation for high quality, on-time, on-budget contract performance in highly sensitive and secure environments – Military Bases, Government facilities, Hospital facilities, Oil & Gas Refineries and School campuses.

On Time | Under Budget | In Compliance | Customer Excellence


Copyright 2018 - Trans-Tel LLC - All rights reserved


On Time | Under Budget | In-Compliance | Customer Excellence


Copyright 2018 - Trans-Tel LLC

 All rights reserved