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

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Asurion Chairman, Bret Comolli, Re-elected Treasurer

WASHINGTON 
JAN 02, 2013

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

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