Webcast: Get Amped! TIA’s Telephone Verification Speakers

Stephanie Montgomery
VP of Technology and Standards

Stephanie Montgomery has more than 20 years of experience managing voluntary standards development and international partnerships within the Information and Communications Technology industry.

She currently manages TIA’s standards efforts, which boasts more than 1,000 standards developed by TIA’s engineering committees. In this role, Stephanie oversees the establishment of committee procedures; the implementation, development and advancement of new programs; and overall promotion of TIA standards programs. In addition, she specializes in overseeing the development of standards in the areas of M2M and mobile and point-to-point communications.

Stephanie joined TIA in 1994 and has worked in various positions with a wide range of increasing responsibilities in standards development. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in history and is a member of the Standards Engineering Society.

Jonathan Gray
Director of Sales
Clarity Products

Before joining Clarity in 2009 as the Business Unit Manager for Special Needs, Jonathan spent 7 years as the Outreach Manager for Florida Telecommunication Relay Inc. Since that time he has served as Senior Product Manager and more recently as the Director of Sales focusing on developing consumer electronics for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Being the voice of the customer has been Jonathan’s focus, working both on the front lines of senior centers and assisted living facilities as well as on the manufacturing side ensuring that the user experience is perfect. He has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Florida State University.

Jessica Trentman
Marketing Director

Jessica Trentman is an industry veteran and serves as Director of Marketing at CaptionCall, LLC. In her position, Jessica manages consumer-facing marketing including current customer communications and potential customer advertising. Prior to joining CaptionCall, Jessica worked for Sorenson Communications, the parent company of CaptionCall, a company that provides videophones and ASL video interpreting for the deaf. Jessica holds a BS in Marketing and MBA from the University of Utah.

CaptionCall provides a revolutionary telephone and captioning service for anyone with hearing loss who has difficulty using the phone. Similar to captioned television, CaptionCall captioning agent use voice recognition technology to quickly provide written captions of what callers say on a large, easy-to-read screen. Plus, CaptionCall offers exceptional sound quality with amplification and customizable audio settings to match an individual’s unique hearing loss.

Jeff Strickland
Director of Research and Development
Clarity Products

Jeff has been with Clarity for 13 years serving in many different engineering leadership roles ranging from Senior Design Engineer to Director of Research and Development. Jeff’s current role as Director of Research and Development focuses on new and emerging technologies as well as developing new products relevant to the hearing impaired and aging market. He has over 20 years of experience in consumer electronics design and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University.

Linda Kozma-Spytek
Research Audiologist, Technology Access Program
Gallaudet University

Linda Kozma-Spytek is a senior research audiologist in Gallaudet University’s Technology Access Program. In the Technology Access Program, she is Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology, funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. She is the lead investigator on two projects under the RERC and also collaborates on a number of other research projects, which include investigating the compatibility of telephones and hearing devices, the accessibility of VoIP technology in voice telephony applications for individuals with hearing loss and the use of the Telecommunications Relay Services by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This research, in the area of voice telecommunications accessibility for individuals with hearing loss, has been used to inform standards and policy development. Linda participates in a number of standards working groups, including TIA TR41.3.14 and C63.19. She also serves as a technical advisor to Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and has been recognized by HLAA with awards for her work in telecommunications accessibility.