OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sprint (NYSE: S) President and CEO Marcelo Claure has been named Chairman of the 2017 CTIA® board of directors.
“We work in the most exciting industry in the world, and one that contributes tremendously to people and businesses throughout the country,” Claure said. “It’s an honor to lead CTIA during such an important time. The wireless industry must come together so that we deliver on the tremendous promise of 5G and other innovative technologies. Expanding connectivity to those who need it also will be a key opportunity to explore because I’m a huge believer in how much of a difference this can make in the lives of young people.”
Claure will begin his term on January 1, 2017, and serve for one year. He will be joined on the 2017 CTIA board of directors by Kenneth Meyers, Vice Chairman (U.S. Cellular President and CEO); Tim Baxter, Secretary (Samsung Electronics America President and Chief Operating Officer); Bret Comolli, Treasurer (Asurion Chairman) and Glenn Lurie, Chairman Emeritus (AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations President and CEO).
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 59.4 million connections as of June 30, 2016, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.