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September 12, 2018

CTIA Announces 2019 Officers and New Board Members .

Los Angeles, CA –  CTIA, the wireless industry association, today announced its new board chairman and officers for 2019. The 2019 officers will be U.S. Cellular President and CEO Kenneth Meyers as CTIA Chairman, AT&T President of Mobility & Entertainment Group David Christopher as Vice Chairman, Qualcomm President of North America and Australia Mike Finley as Secretary, and Asurion Chairman Bret Comolli as Treasurer.

“CTIA’s member companies are investing billions to build out new 5G wireless networks,” said CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker. “The industry expertise represented by the CTIA Board is unparalleled and I look forward to working closely with Ken and our other officers to secure America’s global leadership in 5G.”

“I’m excited to be appointed CTIA Chairman at this pivotal time for our industry,” said Ken Meyers, U.S. Cellular President and CEO. “I look forward to working closely with Meredith and the CTIA team to deliver the next generation of wireless connectivity to millions of American consumers and businesses.”

Beginning January 1, 2019 and serving for a one-year term, two new board members will join CTIA’s officers and incumbent members on the board of directors:

  • Ehsan Gharatappeh, CEO, Cellpoint Corporation
  • Michelle Wheeler, Vice President of Market Development, Payfone

The board’s existing officers and membership is available here.

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CTIA® ( represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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