About Us

CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry's voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for people with disabilities.

CTIA also supports numerous important industry initiatives, such as GrowingWireless.com to provide parents with tools and information to educate themselves so they may teach their kids how to use wireless technology responsibly; "go wireless, go green" campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the industry's numerous eco-friendly initiatives and activities; "On the Road, Off the Phone," a teen-focused safe driving public service announcement campaign; AccessWireless.org, a resource for consumers to research and find information on accessible wireless products and services; and text4baby, a free mobile educational service to promote the birth of healthy babies.

The association also operates the industry's leading trade shows and certification programs, which provide carriers and manufacturers peace of mind by leveraging expertise from CTIA members across the ecosystem and harmonizing processes with partner organizations.

Leadership Team

Meredith Attwell Baker

President & CEO

Meredith Attwell Baker joined CTIA-The Wireless Association as its President and CEO in June 2014. She brings extensive experience on spectrum issues and wireless policy and a keen understanding of how government and business must work together to drive innovation.

Michael Altschul

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.

Scott Bergmann

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Scott Bergmann is vice president in the regulatory affairs department at CTIA-The Wireless Association.

Rocco Carlitti

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.

Jot Carpenter

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.

David Diggs

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.

Christopher Guttman-McCabe

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.

Jamie Hastings

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.

John Marinho

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.

Debbie Matties

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.

Robert Mesirow

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, Super Mobility Week powered by CTIA, 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.

John Walls

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.
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