BOSTON — Edmund DiSanto, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Boston-based American Tower Corporation, a company cited by Fortune Magazine in 2022 as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” will be honored by the New England Legal Foundation at the Eighth Annual John G.L. Cabot Award Dinner, Tuesday, October 18, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
The New England Legal Foundation (NELF – www.newenglandlegal.org) is the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing policy and constitutional concerns related to free enterprise. The John G. L. Cabot Award Dinner, a highlight of the legal industry’s annual calendar, honors “an individual whose work reflects a steadfast commitment to the advancement of free enterprise principles in our community, both in public discourse and in our courtrooms.” The Award is named for John G. L. Cabot, in recognition of his long and distinguished support of the New England Legal Foundation (NELF) and service as a member of NELF’s board of directors from 1978-1994. In 1995, after serving as vice chair, treasurer and chair of NELF, Mr. Cabot became a trustee of the organization, a post he holds today.
Founded in that same year, 1995, American Tower Corporation (www.americantower.com), one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communications real estate. Its global portfolio includes approximately 222,000 communications sites, including more than 43,000 properties in the United States and Canada and approximately 179,000 properties internationally. In addition to leasing space on wireless and broadcast towers, American Tower provides customized solutions through its in-building systems, outdoor distributed antenna systems and other right-of-way options, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment.
Headquartered in Boston, American Tower has operations across the United States and in Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Spain, and Uganda.
Mr. DiSanto joined American Tower in April 2007. Prior to then, he had been with Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. DiSanto started with United Technologies in 1989, where he first served as Assistant General Counsel of its Carrier subsidiary, then as corporate Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies. From 1997, he held various legal and business roles at its Pratt & Whitney unit, including Deputy General Counsel and, most recently, Vice President, Global Service Partners, Business Development.
Prior to joining United Technologies, Mr. DiSanto served in a number of legal and related positions at United Dominion Industries and New England Electric Systems. Mr. DiSanto earned a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University. In 2013, Mr. DiSanto became a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council for International Understanding.
NELF President Dan Winslow has high praise for Mr. DiSanto, citing his “wisdom and integrity as an attorney and as a leader in international commerce.” He continued, “Ed has proven himself time and again with his superior business and legal acumen, and throughout his career, with his gracious, yet get-the-job-done, leadership ability. NELF couldn’t have chosen a better Cabot Award honoree for this year’s dinner.”
About the New England Legal Foundation
The New England Legal Foundation (NELF – www.newenglandlegal.org) is the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing policy and constitutional concerns related to free enterprise. NELF’s ongoing mission is to champion individual economic liberties, property rights, good government based on rule of law, and inclusive economic growth. NELF challenges actions by governments and private litigants which would unreasonably intrude on the economic freedoms of individuals and business enterprises in New England and the nation.