ATIS Re-Elects Officers on its Board of Directors to Their Leadership Positions; Names New Class C Directors

WASHINGTON, DC – ATIS today announced that all officers on its Board of Directors have been re-elected to their leadership positions: Chair – Andre Fuetsch, CTO and President AT&T Labs, AT&T; First Vice Chair – Joseph Hanley, Senior VP, Technology, Services and Strategy, TDS; Second Vice Chair – David Young, VP, Public Policy, Verizon; Secretary – Mark Hess, Senior VP, Business and Industry Affairs, Comcast; Treasurer – Stephen Alexander, Senior VP and CTO, Ciena. Chris Drake, CTO, iconectiv will continue to chair ATIS’ Technology and Operations Council.

“Most recently, our Board’s leadership is advancing initiatives that are securing the 5G supply chain, integrating non-terrestrial networks into 5G, helping service providers deliver value from Smart Cities data, improving cybersecurity and more,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “We look forward to their continued contributions. These help to ensure alignment on key priorities that are defining our industry’s future as well as help our members advance their business objectives.”

At its recent Board of Directors’ meeting held in Washington, DC, ATIS also elected the following Class C Directors to a new two-year term and congratulates: John Bullock of Inteliquent and Tom Gage of Marconi Pacific, who are incumbents; as well as David Casem of Telnyx and Nader Famili of Connectivity Wireless, who are new Directors.

Learn more about the ATIS Board of Directors, which brings together C-level executives from the leading ICT companies to set the organization’s strategic, technical and operational direction.

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 business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, robocall mitigation, IoT, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, network timing and synchronization, 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 www.atis.org. Follow ATIS on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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