TIA appoints ITS America president for new CEO role

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is retooling its top leadership by naming Scott F. Belcher to the newly created CEO position.

Current TIA President Grant Seiffert, who has been with the organization since 1996, will report to Belcher.

Scott Belcher CEO TIA

Belcher

Belcher, who has spent over 25 year in public and private sector roles, most recently served as the president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America).

He came ITS America in 2007 following a 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. Earlier, Belcher 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.

When Belcher begins in his new role on Nov. 9, he will oversee all of TIA's overall operations and provide long-term strategic direction for the organization.

Some of his initial goals will be to drive more visibility for its annual trade show, which traces its roots back to the Supercomm show, and serve as another advocate on various industry issues such as the ongoing IP transition, net neutrality and the emergence of new over-the-top competitive service providers.

For more:
- see the release

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