ATIS Awards Honor Members’ Visionary Leadership and Industry Contributions

BELLEVUE, WA — May 9, 2017 —  ATIS is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Annual Awards, which recognize 11 technology leaders and industry subject matter experts for their critical contributions to information and communications technology (ICT) solutions development in support of ATIS’ strategic initiatives.

“ATIS is advancing ICT industry transformation, and our award winners’ contributions show how we do this,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan M. Miller. “From emergency services communications to mitigating caller-ID spoofing to evolving the 5G network and more, our work solves some of the ICT’s leading challenges — and advances the industry toward the future.”

Awards were presented in four categories: the ATIS President’s Award, Leadership, Distinguished Service, and Achievement.

Martin Dolly of AT&T and Chris Wendt of Comcast received the ATIS President’s Award.  Both are co-chairs of the ATIS/SIP Forum IP-NNI Task Force and were critical in progressing ATIS’ initiatives to mitigate unwanted robocalling and Caller ID spoofing.

The Award for Leadership is given to leaders whose vision and leadership over the past 12 months resulted in the timely creation of one or more of ATIS’ industry solutions. This year, Donna Miller of Neustar received the award for her work as Chair of the Ordering and Billing Forum, Access Service Ordering Subcommittee.

Don Zelmer of AT&T received the Distinguished Service Award for his many contributions as both a leader and participant in ATIS’ Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee as well as his work in ATIS’ 3GPP delegation.

Five individuals received an ATIS Achievement Award. This award is presented to those who provided crucial contributions to the completion of ATIS solutions and standards during the past year. The 2017 recipients are: Connie Hartman of iconectiv, Terry Reese of Ericsson, Roger Marshall of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation, DeWayne Sennett of AT&T, Gail Linnell of Vencore Labs, Michael Recchione of Cisco Systems, and Jose Jimenez of Cox Communications.

These ATIS Awards recipients were recognized May 9, during the 2017 ATIS Annual Meeting of the Committees Member Recognition Luncheon.  The event took place in Bellevue, Washington, with 200 ATIS member representatives in attendance.


About ATIS

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most critical business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, the ICT implications of Smart Cities, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit

About SIP Forum

The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association that engages in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as the development of industry recommendations, the SIPit, SIPconnect-IT and RTCWeb-it interoperability testing events, special workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. The SIP Forum is also the producer of the annual SIPNOC conferences (for SIP Network Operators Conference), focused on the technical requirements of the service provider community. One of its notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation – a standards-based SIP trunking recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, Video Relay Service interoperability, security, NNI, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit:

About Neustar

Every day, the world generates roughly 2.5 quadrillion bits of data. Neustar (NYSE: NSR) isolates certain elements and analyzes, simplifies and edits them to make precise and valuable decisions that drive results. As one of the few companies capable of knowing with certainty who is on the other end of every interaction, we're trusted by the world's great brands to make critical decisions some 20 billion times a day. We help marketers send timely and relevant messages to the right people. Because we can authoritatively tell a client exactly who is calling or connecting with them, we make critical real-time responses possible. And the same comprehensive information that enables our clients to direct and manage orders also stops attackers. We know when someone isn't who they claim to be, which helps stop fraud and denial of service before they're a problem. Because we're also an experienced manager of some of the world's most complex databases, we help clients control their online identity, registering and protecting their domain name, and routing traffic to the correct network address. By linking the most essential information with the people who depend on it, we provide more than 12,000 clients worldwide with decisions—not just data. More information is available at