CTIA-The Wireless Association® Announces 2011 Officers and Executive Committee Members

Dec 07, 2010, 12:06 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® announced today its fiscal year 2011 officers and six new members elected to its Executive Committee. Both the officers and Executive Committee members were chosen by CTIA's board of directors and will serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2011.

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The new officers include Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel Corporation, chairman; Pat Riordan, president and CEO of Cellcom, vice chairman; Mary Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular, secretary; and Bret Comolli, chairman of Asurion, treasurer. Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, will serve as chairman emeritus.

Newly-elected Executive Committee members representing wireless carriers include Frank O'Mara, CEO of Allied Wireless Communications Corporation; F.J. Pollak, president and CEO of TracFone Wireless, Inc.; and Ron Smith, president of Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. The members that were elected to represent other suppliers include Philip Christopher, president and CEO of Personal Communications Devices, LLC; Tony Holcombe, president and CEO of Syniverse Technologies; and E.Y. Snowden, president and CEO of Tatara Systems, Inc.

"With the U.S. wireless industry continuing to innovate and compete at an extraordinarily rapid pace, the 2011 board of directors and Executive Committee will be a tremendous asset for us as we educate policymakers on many issues. Individually, these new members are experts and leaders within the wireless industry. Collectively, they will be instrumental in guiding the association and industry toward another great year," said Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.

To see the entire board of directors, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/aboutCTIA/board_of_directors/

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC.

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