The Telecommunications Industry Association has elected eight new board members and announced the slate of officers for 2004.
New board members are Bryan Glutting, vice president, Atlanta Cable Sales; Keith Landau, vice president, wireless voice core development, Nortel Networks; John McQueen, chairman and CEO, TPM Inc.; Chris Rust, president and CEO, Mahi Networks; Jim Schleckser, president, Spirent Communications-Broadband Service Assurance; and John Schofield, chairman, president and CEO, AFC. Perry Kamel, executive vice president and general manager, Siemens Next Generations Networks and Mikael Stromquist, executive vice president and general manager, Ericsson, Inc. will take over unfulfilled seats on the board.
The slate of officers for this year is as follows:
* Chairman: Mike Kennedy, senior vice president and director of global government relations, Motorola,
* Vice chairman: E. Van Cullens, CEO, Westell, Inc.,
* Secretary: John Giere, chief marketing officer, Lucent Technologies,
* Treasurer: Gerry Kennedy, principle vice president, Bechtel Telecom.
"We are very pleased to have such a broad range of industry leaders join the TIA board. Their experience and expertise will surely guide us to an evolved vision of TIA," says TIA President Matthew Flanigan. "With the industry showing signs of recovery, TIA will focus on the policies, technologies and business opportunities that will sustain the turnaround and drive innovation."
The TIA is based in Arlington, VA. For more information visit www.tiaonline.org.