Members Directory

With more than 30 years of experience in the telecom industry, Kris Rinne's early leadership in deploying GSM technology in the U.S. set the stage for the success of the 3GPP family of...

Technology entrepreneur who built Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services, including cable television, high-speed Internet and...

Launched ARTS experimental cellular system in Washington/Baltimore in 1980 which became the second live cellular network; awarded first experimental PCS license and launched first PCS system in U....

George Schmitt has broad telecom experience in wireless and wireline companies gained over a 40-year career. At Pacific Telesis, he was responsible for building the first GSM system in the world...

Richard J. “Dick” Sherwin was a senior vice president of Graphic Scanning during the formative years of the non-wireline cellular industry.  At a...

Former Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Mobility who formed the partnership with Steve Jobs and Apple that introduced the iPhone; a member of President George W. Bush’s National Security...

Raj Singh served as a consulting engineer who maximized network efficiency in early analog systems and advised the industry in the transition to more efficient digital networks.  Singh was a...

Founder of Trilogy Partners; Director of Clearwire; founder and CEO of Western Wireless Corporation; Chairman and Director of T-Mobile USA (previously VoiceStream Wireless); COO and Vice Chairman...

Former President and COO of Verizon Communications; President and CEO of Verizon Wireless; President of Ameritech Mobile Communications; President and CEO of Bell Atlantic Mobile. Inducted into...

Founder and President of Strategic and Tactical Support, Inc. (STS); Chief of Staff to President &CEO of AT&T Mobility; President & CEO of Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems; President...

Sue Swenson began her telecom career with Pacific Telesis, serving in various executive positions from 1979 through 1994.  Under her leadership as President and COO, PacTel Cellular became...

Mr. Townsend’s telecom career began in 1986 when he was named CEO of Providence Journal Telecommunications with interests in both cable TV and cellular businesses.

Pioneer in wireless RF engineering and founder of Trott Communications Group; Past President of the Radio Club of America; recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal for advancements in mobile...

Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt’s expertise and leadership drove the development of advanced wireless technologies that catapulted the cellular industry into the Internet and broadband era. He played a...

Created the Viterbi Algorithm; Co-founder of Qualcomm; Co-founder of Linkabit Corporation; Professor of electrical engineering at UCLA and UCSD. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

Mark Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 from the Commonwealth of Virginia and served as Governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006. Before entering public office, Senator Warner was...

Thomas E. "Tom" Wheeler served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2103 through January 2017.  Prior to his FCC service, Wheeler had extensive experience in...

Founder of Wiley Rein, LLP law firm; FCC general counsel and commissioner; FCC chairman under three U.S. Presidents; frequent author and lecturer on telecommunications and information law....