WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced its call for Board of Directors nominations to be presented to the board’s Nominating and Governance Committee at its upcoming Annual Membership Meeting on June 5, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
The TIA Board of Directors sets the strategic direction of the association, advocates the interests of TIA and the global ICT industry before the U.S. Congress, FCC, White House, international bodies and various industry forums, leads development of new technologies and industry standards as an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization, as well as advises staff on new initiatives and ongoing activities.
TIA board members represent the high-tech manufacturers and suppliers of the global ICT network at the senior executive level and consist of a diverse array of skill sets spanning executive management, engineering, finance, marketing and business development.
“TIA’s Board Members are important influencers of the industry through their guidance of the association and the roles they play in their companies,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “Our board provides strategic insight and energy to the most pressing issues facing the growth of the global ICT industry.”
Board Nominees will be announced at the TIA Annual Membership Meeting being held at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. The annual meeting takes place on the occasion of TIA 2012: Inside the Network, an international conference and exhibition held June 5-7.
Interested parties may submit nominations directly to Andrew Kurtzman, VP and Corporate Counsel of TIA and Secretary of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the TIA Board of Directors, at email@example.com. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, June 1, 2012.
TIA 2012: Inside the Network, June 5-7 is the industry’s leading event focused on the global communications network. AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, Verizon’s CTO Tony Melone, CenturyLink SVP & CTO Matt Beal, and other leading executives will deliver keynotes, while in-depth educational tracks will explore key ICT issues, challenges and innovations.
Sponsors of TIA 2012: Inside the Network include Alcatel-Lucent (Host Sponsor), ADTRAN, AT&T, Cisco, GENBAND, Ericsson, ILS Technology, Infinera, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Nokia Siemens Networks, Panasonic, Polycom, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Tata Consultancy Services, TE Connectivity, Tridium, Verizon and Walker and Associates. The event is also supported by key industry groups, including BICSI, Connected Nation, Connected Texas, DAS Forum, FTTH Council, GreenTouch, IPSO Alliance, Metroplex Technology Business Council, OVCC, Parks Associates, Pario Solutions, QuEST Forum, Small Cell Forum, Telecom Crash Course and WiFi Alliance.
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