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TIA Names Scott Belcher as CEO

Intelligent Transportation Society of America Chief Executive Brings More than 25 Years of Public and Private Sector Management Experience

Arlington, Va. (October 8, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that it has named Scott F. Belcher to the newly-created position of CEO. Scott brings more than 25 years of public and private sector management experience, and most recently served as the President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America).

Tom Stanton, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of ADTRAN and Chairman of the TIA board of directors, commented, "As the ICT industry experiences the most dramatic change we've seen in decades, TIA is also adapting and growing to meet our members' needs. We are excited to expand TIA's industry leadership by adding another highly experienced senior executive to our management team. Scott is a tremendously successful and visionary leader who will expand our capabilities and bring valuable new perspectives to our industry. As our chief executive, he will have responsibility for managing TIA's overall operations and providing long-term strategic direction."

Scott joined ITS America in 2007 after a highly successful legal and nonprofit management career, during which he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Scott held senior management positions at a number of prominent trade associations, worked in private practice at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, PC, and at the Environmental Protection Agency. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Redlands.

Scott will assume the new position on November 9, 2014. TIA President Grant Seiffert will report to CEO Belcher.

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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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