TIA VP Montgomery awarded for standards work

Stephanie Montgomery will receive ANSI’s Meritorious Service Award for contribution to voluntary standards development.

Stephanie Montgomery, TIA's vice president of technology and standards, will receive the ANSI Meritorious Service Award at a ceremony September 30.
Stephanie Montgomery, TIA's vice president of technology and standards, will receive the ANSI Meritorious Service Award at a ceremony September 30.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently announced that its vice president of technology and standards, Stephanie Montgomery, has been selected by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a 2015 recipient of the Meritorious Service Award. ANSI annually bestows the Meritorious Service Award to individuals in recognition of outstanding contributions to the United States voluntary standardization system, TIA said.

Montgomery currently manages TIA’s standards efforts, which includes the TR-42 Engineering Committee that develops cabling standards. In total, the TIA’s engineering committees have developed more than 1,000 standards. Montgomery oversees the establishment of committee procedures; the implementation, development and advancement of new programs; and overall promotion of TIA standards programs. In addition to leading the TIA’s standards operations, Montgomery specializes in overseeing the development of standards in the areas of M2M as well as mobile and point-to-point communications.

She will be honored at the 2015 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 30.

“I have known Stephanie Montgomery since she joined TIA in 1994 and she could not be more deserving of this award,” said John Siemon, vice president and chief technology officer of The Siemon Company, who is a long-time leader in cabling standards development and himself an ANSI award recipient. “Stephanie’s many accomplishments are a natural byproduct of her professional abilities. The admiration and respect she has earned are a direct result of exceptional interpersonal skills that inspire excellence in others and contribute greatly to success of projects and activities she has undertaken in support of TIA members like me.”

Adam Drobot, chairman of Open Techworks and chair of TIA’s Technical Committee, added, “The TIA Technical Committee congratulates Stephanie for the well-earned recognition that ANSI has bestowed on her. This award echoes her many contributions and dedication, recognizes her skills, and indicates continued excellence in standards from TIA. We are pleased that ANSI has seen fit to make this singular award of Meritorious Service to Stephanie and we see further important contributions ahead.”

TIA chief executive officer Scott Belcher commented, “Stephanie truly embodies the spirit of the Meritorious Service Award. In her 21 years of service to TIA she has built a reputation for excellence as an individual advisor and leader of standards development. She is well-respected by TIA member companies, her colleagues at TIA and the engineering community. This award is truly a well-deserved tribute to her dedication to advancing standardization and innovation within the information communications and technology industry.”

Watch a TIA Now video in which Stephanie Montgomery discusses the cabling standards scene for 2015.

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