TIA Names Stephen Choy and Laura Coplon as Newest QuEST Forum Fellows

Arlington, VA (January 27, 2021) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the trusted industry association for the connected world, today announced Stephen Choy and Laura Coplon have been named TIA QuEST Forum Fellows.

Stephen Choy of Infinera, brings 12 years of service to QuEST Forum, having served as Americas Region Co-Chair, Leadership Council Member, Conference Co-Chair, and Peer Guide New Member Lead. Choy received a CEO Award in 2013 and 2017.

Laura Coplon of Infinera, has served as Accreditation/Certification Body Co-Chair and Leadership and Planning Subteam Leader during her 12 years of service with QuEST Forum. Coplon was recognized as a CEO Award winner in 2014 and 2017.

“TIA is proud to recognize Stephen Choy and Laura Coplon as TIA QuEST Forum Fellows,” said TIA SVP and CTO Ken Koffman. “We are grateful for their many years of dedication and service to driving and maintaining quality excellence across the ICT industry and we are proud to present them with these lifetime awards.”

Choy and Coplon were honored during the TIA QuEST Forum Annual Leadership Meeting held virtually on January 26.

The designation of QuEST Forum Fellow recognizes exceptional distinction within TIA QuEST Forum and is conferred only by invitation of the Leadership Council and SVP of TIA QuEST Forum upon persons with outstanding knowledge of TL 9000 and significant individual contributions to TIA QuEST Forum. The recipients will receive a lifetime designation as a Fellow of TIA QuEST Forum, joining a group of 22 Fellows.


Dan Brown, (301) 219-8605, dbrown@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs, standards development, and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).