CTIA-The Wireless Association® Announces 2013 Officers and New Executive Committee Members



CTIA-The Wireless Association® announced today its 2013 officers, who were elected by its 38-member board of directors. In addition, CTIA welcomes five new members to the 2013 Executive Committee.The newly-elected officers will serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2013. They are: Mary Dillon, President and CEO of U.S. Cellular, Chairperson; Dan Mead, President and CEO of Verizon Wireless, Vice Chairman; Angel Ruiz, President and CEO of Ericsson, Inc., Secretary; Bret Comolli, Chairman of Asurion, Treasurer; and Pat Riordan, President and CEO of Cellcom, Chairman Emeritus.

The new Executive Committee members are: Ron Smith, President of Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. (Small Carrier); F.J. Pollak, President and CEO of Tracfone Wireless, Inc (Midsized Carrier); Dan Inbar, Senior Vice President & General Manager, OEM of SanDisk Corporation (Other Supplier); John Sims, President of Sybase 365 (Other Supplier); Jeff Gordon, President and CEO of Syniverse Technologies (Other Supplier). Their one-year term begins January 1, 2013.

“The wireless industry plays an important role in America’s economic vitality and makes our personal and work lives better by improving how we interact from wireless technology in other sectors, such as healthcare, education, transportation and more. That’s why the ‘light regulatory touch’ that has been in place for the industry since President Clinton’s tenure is vital. By having these individuals provide their in-depth expertise and leadership to our executive committee, I am confident we will continue to be successful advocates for more critically-needed spectrum and for the ‘light regulatory touch’ so the U.S. remains the world’s leader in wireless technology, services and products,” said Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA.

About CTIA
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, D.C. Twitter: @ctia | Facebook: http://ctia.it/LCm4Nn | LinkedIn Group: http://ctia.it/Na6cA2

About Asurion
Asurion, a privately-held company operating across three continents, is the global leader in providing consumer technology protection services. Asurion offers support to help customers derive optimum benefit from the usage of electronics; security to help ensure content privacy; and peace of mind through rapid replacement of lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctioning devices. As the premier technology protection provider, Asurion’s 5,000+ employees specialize in fulfilling the needs of more than 95 million consumers through strategic partnerships with the world’s top wireless and cable brands. Asurion’s constant commitment to meeting customer needs has earned the company an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and an average post-claim customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. For more information about Asurion, including its customer service ratings and reviews that help drive continuous improvement, please visit www.asurion.com.

About Asurion

Asurion helps more than 300 million people around the world unlock their technology’s untapped potential. We create innovative technology solutions that help keep consumers connected, from comprehensive protection to smart tech help that redefines expertise. Partnering with leading wireless carriers, retailers and pay-tv providers, Asurion’s 17,000 employees deliver a seamless, award-winning customer experience, anticipating their needs and providing tailored services reachable within one touch.