TIA elects new Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer and welcomes a new board member

Arlington, VA (May 8, 2024) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the trusted industry association for the connected world, today announced the election of the following new officers of the organization’s Board of Directors:

  • Kanchana Raman, Founder & CEO at Avion Networks & Avcend, as Board Chair. Kanchana has been a long-standing member of the TIA board having previously held the vice-chair and treasurer positions.
  • Jeff Campbell, SVP and Chief Government Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc. as Vice-Chair.
  • Bruce McClelland, President and CEO at Ribbon as Treasurer.

In addition to the new officers, a new board member, Sharon Bois, Division Vice President at Corning was elected in the March meeting.

“The Telecommunications Industry Association stands at the threshold of a historic opportunity to bridge the digital divide and bring the transformative power of connectivity to all citizens, regardless of their location or socioeconomic status.” said Kanchana Raman, CEO at Avion Networks & Avcend and Chair of the Board of the TIA. “As the new chair, I am committed to ensuring that TIA plays a pivotal role in not only enabling reliable and affordable access to telecommunications services for all but also in promoting digital equity as a means to improve the quality and standard of living for every individual.”

“The efforts of the Telecommunications Industry Association have helped advance policies and initiatives that expand access to quality, high-speed networks and enable the innovations that will power the next great chapter of connectivity.” Jeff Campbell, SVP and Chief Government Strategy Officer, Cisco. “It’s a privilege to be selected to serve as Vice Chair of the Board, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance the industry’s work that is so essential to our interconnected world and digital economies.”

“TIA offers companies an invaluable opportunity to actively engage in crucial conversations with key stakeholders in both government and industry.” Said Bruce McClelland, President and CEO at Ribbon. “By participating in these dialogues, members can directly influence policy decisions that shape the landscape of the communications industry on a local and global scale. I am thrilled to take on the role of treasurer, as I firmly believe that TIA empowers companies like Ribbon to stay ahead of industry trends and actively contribute to fostering innovation and driving growth in the sector.”

“TIA is excited to welcome its new officers, who will play a pivotal role in driving the organization’s growth and relevance. With a team of forward-thinking leaders, TIA is well-positioned to continue making a significant impact in the communications industry,” commented TIA CEO Dave Stehlin.

TIA appreciates the contributions of Trevor Smith, John Greene as past officers and Harrison Smookler past board member and look forward to their continued support of TIA.

A full list of the new 2024 TIA Board of Directors and Executive Committee can be found online here.


Urvi Shah ushah@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) - the trusted association for the connected world, represents more than 400 organizations that enable high-speed communication networks and accelerate next-generation technology innovation. As a member-driven organization, TIA advocates for our industry in the U.S. and internationally, develops critical standards,