President & CEO
Steve Largent has served as President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association® and President of The Wireless Foundation since November 2003. Previously, Mr. Largent represented Oklahoma's First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Largent was the Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee and also served on the Telecommunications Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee. His seven-year voting record reflects consistent support for lower taxes, less regulation and strong free markets.
Sr. VP, General Counsel, General Counsel
As CTIA’s General Counsel, Mike Altschul is responsible for the Association’s legal advocacy, CTIA’s compliance with antitrust and other applicable laws, and he is an active participant in the development of the Association’s public policy positions.
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Scott Bergmann is vice president in the regulatory affairs department at CTIA-The Wireless Association.
VP, Finance & Administration
Since joining CTIA in 1998, Carlitti has been responsible for managing and directing the Finance, Technology and Administrative functions of the Association, and has implemented comprehensive changes in the Association’s infrastructure and Administrative Departments, enhancing the ability of the Association to respond to the needs of its members.
Vice President, Government Affairs
Jot Carpenter joined CTIA in August 2006, and is responsible for strategic direction and day-to-day management of the wireless industry's outreach efforts to members of Congress, the Executive Branch, and appropriate government agencies.
Vice President, Wireless Internet Development
As Vice President of Wireless Internet Development, Diggs is responsible for CTIA’s Wireless Internet Caucus (WIC) and works with industry stakeholders to further accelerate the growth of the wireless data segment of the industry. The WIC oversees several action teams that work to resolve impediments to further growth in the industry.
Executive Vice President
Since joining CTIA in 2001, Chris Guttman-McCabe has worked on a wide range of issues involving spectrum, regulatory mandates, and homeland security. Guttman-McCabe became Executive Vice President in June, 2013.
Vice President, External & State Affairs
Jamie Hastings joined CTIA in 2011, and is responsible for advocating on policy issues for the U.S. wireless industry before all levels of state government, including public service commissions, state legislatures, governors and state attorneys general. She also engages numerous third-party organizations on a variety of topics and analyzes state legislation and regulatory proposals to ensure market-driven policies continue to reflect the ever-changing and innovative wireless industry.
Vice President, Cybersecurity & Technology
John joined CTIA as its Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity in March 2012. Marinho's key responsibilities in the created role includes leading CTIA's efforts to help the wireless industry secure its networks and devices against cybersecurity threats and educating policymakers on emerging technologies while advocating for sensible and practical regulations that do not impose unintended consequences. He will also serve as CTIA's primary liaison with government agencies on cybersecurity issues.
Vice President, Privacy
Debbie Matties joined CTIA in March 2013 as its Vice President of Privacy. In this newly created role, Matties works with CTIA members on industry best practices and is the lead on CTIA's efforts to educate policymakers and consumers about the options wireless companies offer to protect personal information. She also serves as the association's primary liaison with government agencies and their representatives on privacy issues.
Vice President, Operations
Robert Mesirow is responsible for the strategic planning, development and oversight of the Associations award-winning trade events and all related activities. Its premier event, CTIA WIRELESS®, is the largest wireless event in the world. Robert also oversees CTIA's Certification, Membership, and Technology programs which include industry interoperability initiatives, Common Short Code registration services and all business development activity.
Vice President, Public Affairs
John Walls joined CTIA-The Wireless Association® in 2004, assuming the position of Vice-President, Public Affairs. Walls' primary responsibilities are supervising external and internal communications, which include media relations, and the association’s web site, www.ctia.org. He is also responsible for the association’s research and creative staff, and the activities of MyWireless.org, the industry-sponsored consumer advocacy group.