People Column: Tech Lobby, Wireless Board Changes

Broadband's Impact, Premium Content October 31st, 2009

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WASHINGTON, October 30, 2009 – CTIA-The Wireless Association announced Friday that it has a newly elected board of director officers. AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph de la Vega will serve as CTIA’s chairman, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse will act as vice chairman, Asurion CEO Bret Comolli as treasurer, Cellcom President and CEO Patrick Riordan as secretary and T-Mobile USA President and CEO Robert Dotson as chairman emeritus.

On The Lobby Front

Thomas Gann has been serving as the vice president of government relations at the antivirus and cyber security McAfee. And Intel has hired Republican Ryan Triplette and Democrat Peter Muller as directors of government relations. Triplette previously served as chief intellectual property counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., and Muller recently served as director of government relations for the biotechnology firm Genentech. He also was the chief of staff for eight years for then-Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., who’s now undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.

In the section of this article included as premium content, the People Column includes information about new lobbyists for Qualcomm, Google, plus tech jobs that have recently opened and are waiting to be filled.

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