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July 1, 2020

CTIA Announces New Chairman, Vice Chairman .

AT&T’s David Christopher replaces retiring Chairman Ken Meyers of U.S. Cellular; Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless, named Vice Chairman

WASHINGTON – CTIA, the association representing the U.S. wireless industry, today announced David Christopher, Executive Vice President and General Manager – AT&T Mobility, as its new Board Chairman effective immediately.

Christopher, who previously served as CTIA Vice Chairman, replaces outgoing Chairman Ken Meyers, who earlier announced his retirement as U.S. Cellular President and CEO.  Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless, will assume the role of Vice Chairman.

“David’s proven leadership and vision will help the U.S. wireless industry build the emerging 5G economy.  We are very lucky to have him as Chairman at this critical juncture,” said CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker. “I look forward to working closely with David, Slayton and the rest of the CTIA Board to ensure Americans continue to benefit from world-leading wireless networks. I also want to thank Ken for over 30 years leading our industry and his wisdom and friendship in serving as CTIA Chairman the past two years.”

“CTIA plays an invaluable role representing the wireless industry for the benefit of all Americans and I am honored to lead this exceptional group as Chairman,” said David Christopher, Executive Vice President and General Manager – AT&T Mobility. “I look forward to continuing to work with Meredith and her outstanding team as we collaborate to lead the industry into the future.”

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


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Titus Cornell

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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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