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July 01, 2015 7:12 PM ET

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Company Overview of Telecommunications Industry Association

Company Overview

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is a non-profit trade organization serving the communications and information technology industries. The organization focuses on market development, trade shows, standards development, and domestic and international advocacy. In addition, it represents the interests of its members before Congress, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Communications Commission, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and foreign governments. It was formed in 1988 by merger between United States Telecommunications Suppliers Association and the Information and Telecommunications Technologies Group of Electronics Industries Alliance. The organization is based in Ar...

2500 Wilson Boulevard

Suite 300

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

Founded in 1988





Key Executives for Telecommunications Industry Association

President and Director
Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Government Affairs
Treasurer and Director
Secretary and Director
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Telecommunications Industry Association Key Developments

Telecommunications Industry Association Hires April Ward as Director of Communications and Public Affairs

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced it has hired April Ward as Director of Communications and Public Affairs. In this new role, Ward will manage all external communications efforts for TIA. Ward brings 10 years of experience working in communications and public relations. She most recently served as the Deputy Communications Director for the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, where she was a spokesperson for Chairman Michael McCaul and the committee.

Telecommunications Industry Association Announces Executive Appointments

Telecommunications Industry Association announced it has added three new executives to its management team: James Reid as Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Franklin Flint as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Patty Higginbotham as General Counsel and Senior Vice President. Since joining TIA, Belcher’s mission has been to help policymakers, the business community, and customers understand the vital role that network innovators and infrastructure play in delivering on the promise of modern communications networks. James Reid, TIA’s new Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, previously served as the Chief of Staff to Senator John D. Rockefeller and as Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Commerce Committee. CTO Franklin Flint previously spent 30 years working as both an executive and consultant with Dell. And Senior Vice President and General Council Patty Higginbotham has decades of association experience, including in senior roles at the Global Business Travel Association and Airlines for America.

Telecommunications Industry Association Announces Board Appointments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) announced that Glenn Laxdal of Ericsson Inc. and Michael Marcellin of Juniper Networks have been added to its Board of Directors. As vice president of technology and advanced solutions for Ericsson's North American region, Glenn Laxdal is responsible for driving the company's technology direction and innovation in emerging technologies. Laxdal has previously held executive roles with RIM, Airvana, and Nortel Networks. Michael Marcellin is senior vice president of strategy and marketing at Juniper Networks and leads business strategy and marketing for Juniper's high-performance routing, switching and security products. Prior to joining Juniper in 2010, Marcellin held executive roles with Verizon and MCI.

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