Two dynamic CEOs continue with multiple leadership roles within the wireless industry

In Daily News Briefs by Wireless Estimator

Many company CEOs take on leadership roles with other organizations, but few have the drive and talent of SouthernLINC Wireless CEO Tami Barron and Novatel Wireless CEO Sue Swenson.

SouthernLINC CEO Tami Barron, left, and Novatel Wireless CEO Sue Swenson

SouthernLINC CEO Tami Barron, left, and Novatel Wireless CEO Sue Swenson

Barron was re-elected to serve on the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) board of directors at their annual meeting held earlier this month in Ft. Lauderdale, and had been re-elected to serve on CTIA-The Wireless Association (CTIA) board of directors during the trade group’s Super Mobility event held last month in Las Vegas.

“I am pleased to be able to continue to serve with CTIA and CCA on their missions to advocate on behalf of the wireless industry,” said Barron. “I look forward to providing a regional carrier’s perspective to these important organizations.”

Swenson was recently appointed as Novatel’s CEO and will continue to chair its board of directors.

She will also remain as chairwoman of FirstNet, the federal entity established to deploy and maintain the first nationwide broadband network for first responders.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to become the company’s operational leader and, as CEO, to focus all of my time and energy on furthering our evolution from hardware-only sales to end-to-end IoT (Internet of Things) solutions and recurring SaaS (software as a service) revenues,” said Swenson.

She also serves as a member of several other boards, including the boards for Harmonic, Spirent Plc and Wells Fargo.