Ryan Shepherd, an 18-year wireless industry veteran, will lead the T-Mobile west region state government sales team. As the Sr. Manager for State Government at T-Mobile for Government, Shepherd will be based out of Irvine, California. He has been leading government initiatives throughout California and the west region since 2013 at the local, state and regional levels throughout his career at Nextel, Sprint and now T-Mobile.

“I’m really excited to lead a team of sales managers focused on helping state governments like California put T-Mobile’s 5G network to work for them and get tremendous value. California and other states in the west need cost effective communications solutions and robust coverage now more than ever. T-Mobile is here to help!” Ryan can be reached at ryan.shepherd@T-Mobile.com.

Hon. Lloyd Levine (ret), a former member of the California State Legislature and Chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce, joins T-Mobile to build a specialized team of industry experts focused on the needs of state government agencies and departments. As the Sr. Strategic Executive Manager for State Government, Levine will draw on his extensive California state government experience to help the state and its agencies solve for the high-quality wireless voice, data and mobile solutions they need in a cost-effective way.

Levine is recognized as a national expert on technology and utility policy because of his experience as a former legislator and as a Senior Policy Fellow at the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. While serving as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce in the California State Legislature, Levine established himself as one of California’s leading experts in energy, telecommunications, and technology policy, and authored numerous pieces of historic legislation. Levine also served as a member of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Broadband Taskforce and was a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the California Emerging Technology Fund. Levine is based in Sacramento with his wife, Emmy Award winning KCRA Anchorwoman Edie Lambert, and their two children. He can be reached at Lloyd.Levine1@T-Mobile.com.


Shepherd and Levine join John Antista, another wireless industry veteran with over 25 years of experience from Bell Labs, AT&T, Sumitomo Electric, and T-Mobile. As the T-Mobile Government Account Executive for the State of California, Antista is based out of the state capital Sacramento and consistently brings his expertise to help California state agencies address their communication needs. Since July 2019, when T-Mobile first became a CALNET mobile solutions provider for the state, Antista has been energized to see so many agencies take advantage of T-Mobile solutions. “I’m excited to see the team expand to support state agencies and departments in California. These agencies deserve the best 5G service at the best value, and T-Mobile is ready to bring it to them!” John can be reached at john.antista1@t-mobile.com.