On January 3, 2021, Ben Ray Luján was sworn into office as a U.S. Senator representing New Mexico. He previously served as U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s Third Congressional District and House Assistant Speaker in the 116th Congress.
Since being elected to Congress in 2008, Senator Luján has championed efforts to create good-paying jobs in New Mexico, expand quality health care and protect patients with pre-existing conditions, preserve our natural resources and sacred sites, build a clean energy economy, and uplift the middle-class.
U.S. Senator, New Mexico
Chair, Subcommittee on Communications, Media and Broadband
Kyle Malady is the EVP of Global Networks and Technology and CTO of Verizon leading more than 45,000 dedicated employees. His organization leads Verizon's efforts in building the 5G network, the platform for 21st century innovation. He is responsible for the nation's leading wireless network, the nation’s largest residential fiber broadband service in FiOS, and a vast IP network serving global customers in over 145 countries, making up the Intelligent Edge Network. He is also responsible for Verizon's product development including the development of Mobile Edge Compute. Additionally, he oversees the VZ Information Technology systems, including the digital transformation of customer and employee systems.
Chief Technology Officer
Nathan Simington was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump. He was confirmed by the United States Senate in 2020.
Commissioner Simington brings both private and public-sector experience to the Commission. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA.) In this role, he worked on many aspects of telecommunications policy, including spectrum allocation and planning, broadband access, and the US Government’s role on the Internet. Prior to joining the Commission, he was senior counsel to Brightstar Corp., an international mobile device services company. In this capacity, he led and negotiated telecommunications equipment and services transactions with leading providers in over twenty countries. Prior to joining Brightstar, he worked as an attorney in private practice.
Commissioner of the FCC
Cyril joined BT Group Procurement in October 2019 and a team of highly talented, passionate, and successful people with a strong record of delivery.
Prior to BT, Cyril was Chief Procurement Officer respectively at Sprint (US) and Saudi Telecom (STC). Before joining STC, Cyril garnered 15 years’ experience in Europe’s telecom industry, lastly serving as Senior Vice President of Procurement Excellence at Buying, (the procurement joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange). Cyril also held senior leadership positions with Orange in France and UK.
Chief Procurement Officer
British Telecom (BT)
Mr. Stehlin joined TIA in September 2019. He brings more than 30 years of experience leading the development and implementation of key business and technology strategies in the telecommunications industry. Most recently, Mr. Stehlin was the General Manager of Spirent Communications’ (SPT: L) Lifecycle Service Assurance business segment focusing on creating and providing innovative testing and analysis solutions for advanced telecommunications systems and network around the globe.
Prior to starting his career in the ICT industry, Dave was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Chief Executive Officer
David Goldman is the Director of Satellite Policy for SpaceX. Prior to joining SpaceX, he was the Chief Counsel for the Communication and Technology Subcommittee since January 2015. Before that he served as the Senior Legal Advisor for FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
Director of Satellite Policy
Doug Moore currently serves as TIA’s Chairman of the Board. Doug is executive vice president and chief operating officer at Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. He focuses on the company's strategy and execution, overseeing the engineering/planning, sales, marketing, business management, services, facilities, and manufacturing groups. He previously served as SVP sales, marketing, and services. Doug joined Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. in February 1996.
President and CEO
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Chairman of the Board TIA
Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon
Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon
Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon is one of the telecommunications industry’s eminent thought leaders. By combining insight and skill as an applied scientist with a lighthearted approach to leadership he is now Chief Technology Officer for TELUS, where he is responsible for all technology development and strategy.
Chief Technology Officer
Igal Elbaz is senior vice president of Engineering and Operations. Igal’s responsibilities include engineering and operations for AT&T’s mobility and voice core networks, common IP backbone network, transport, and cloud engineering as well as global monitoring and surveillance of AT&T’s network, tier 3 advanced technical support, business continuity planning and AT&T’s Global Technology Operations Center which provides centralized command operations.
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations
As Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations, Joan Marsh is responsible for the company’s regulatory priorities at the FCC, FTC, NTIA and all other federal departments and agencies promulgating regulations affecting AT&T.
Most recently, Joan was Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs, responsible for federal regulatory relations, the state external and legislative affairs regions and the national regulatory organization supporting AT&T Communications. Prior to that, in 2016, Joan was named Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory, with responsibility for managing all AT&T’s interests before the Federal Communications Commission and related policy arenas.
Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations at AT&T
Susan A. Johnson
Susan A. Johnson
Susan Johnson is the Executive Vice President of Global Connections & Supply Chain for AT&T. In this capacity, she is responsible for AT&T’s international & domestic strategy and partnership development for network connections. She oversees global and national access management, international voice termination, and international roaming support. She also leads Supply Chain functions within AT&T Communications supporting Consumer, Business and Technology & Operations. Her team manages strategic sourcing, purchasing, supplier diversity, sustainability, and supply chain logistics. Jointly, her organization is responsible for a spend portfolio of over $70B that covers all of AT&T’s technology, network and goods & services globally.
Ms. Johnson began working for AT&T in Corporate Development and over her 20-year career has served in a variety of positions within the AT&T portfolio of companies. She served as the head of AT&T’s Corporate Strategy group and Senior Vice President of Business Development, responsible for developing new revenue opportunities through the application of emerging technologies, and served as the Senior Vice President of Customer Information Services. Most recently Susan served as the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations
where she was the primary contact with the investment community on behalf of AT&T including Wall Street research analysts and institutional investors.
Before joining the AT&T family, Ms. Johnson was an investment banker at Smith Barney, Inc. in the San Francisco Technology Group, where she provided a range of financial advisory services to communications and technology clients. Ms. Johnson directed several growth companies through an initial public offering of stock and served as an advisor on merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to business school, she also worked in Smith Barney’s New York office as an analyst in the LBO/High Yield Debt area.
Susan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised on the East Coast. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Susan received the 2017 Dallas Business Journal top Women in Business Award.
Susan lives in Dallas with her husband, Sean, and two children. She also serves on the board of GSMA, an international association that represents the interests of mobile network operators and carriers globally. She is an active runner and cyclist.
Executive Vice President of Global Connections & Supply Chain for AT&T
Lydia is a telecom policy expert with decades of experience managing complex advocacy campaigns, regulatory policies, and related court proceedings for global communications and technology leader, Verizon Communications. Lydia leads Verizon’s team of government affairs and legal professionals who are responsible for Verizon’s government, regulatory, municipal, and community affairs in all fifty states. Her team oversees administration of the Verizon Foundation's philanthropic program throughout the country.
Senior Vice President
State Government and Legal Affairs at Verizon
Kanchana Raman is an entrepreneur, investor and has launched several companies over the years.
She founded Avion Systems in 1996 and built an organization with extensive knowledge of the ICT industry. In 2003, she formed ASI in India to service India & EMEA.
In 2014, Kanchana formed Avion Networks, Inc. a JV with Tech Mahindra, the joint venture aims to play a significant role in the final deployment and management of current mobile networks and their planned transformation into the next-generation cloud enabled, virtual and software driven networks. In 2015 avacend was formed to support ICT consulting and Data analytics.
Kanchana has held several board positions. Telecom Industry Association -TIA, Manpower Group, Emory University, TiE-Atlanta, AT&T Women’s forum, Georgia Women’s Business Council.
Kanchana holds an MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Executive training from Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University, and Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth to augment her broad experience in telecommunications and technology, which spans over 25 years. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, daughter Kamini and son Ananth.
President and CEO
Paul Steinberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Motorola Solutions, leads the company’s technology and intellectual property strategy as well as the company’s strategic venture capital investment group.
Paul joined Motorola in 1992 as a senior software development engineer in the wireless infrastructure group. Prior to his current position as CTO, he was chief architect for carrier wireless infrastructure broadband products (3G and LTE) in Motorola’s network infrastructure unit. Before joining Motorola, Paul was a distinguished member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked on computer architecture and operating system development.
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
James Gowen is responsible for logistics operations, global manufacturing, and the planning of over $35B of inventory for Verizon.
James spearheaded the launch of Verizon’s first green bond in 2019. He also launched Verizon’s flagship $137M green energy initiative eliminating 20,000 metric tons of CO2.
James holds a master’s degree from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College.
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations & Chief Sustainability Officer
Steve Wauters is Vice President, North America Key Accounts for CommScope, and a 22 year veteran of the industry. Steve and his team are responsible for CommScope’s relationships with the major MNOs in the region. Steve’s team is leading CommScope’s decades long collaboration with these wireless and wireline customers as they tackle the various challenges inherent to each technology evolution, culminating with the current upgrades to multi-gigabit fiber broadband and 5G outdoor and indoor wireless services.
North America Key Accounts for CommScope