WISPA Appoints New Committee Chairmen

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Appointments made during the organization’s annual WISPAPALOOZA conference this week.

Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

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Each committee plays an important role in the growth and success of WISPA and I have confidence in the leadership of each appointee

The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the fixed wireless Internet service provider industry, announces the appointment of new Committee Chairpersons by Chuck Hogg, WISPA’s President. The one-year term appointments were made during the organization’s annual WISPAPALOOZA conference this week in Las Vegas, NV.

There are numerous committees for various functions but the three most active ones organize advocacy efforts for the WISP industry. Alex Phillips, CEO of Highspeedlink.net based out of Harrisonburg, VA, is re-appointed as Chairman of the FCC Committee which coordinates all activities and rulemaking among the WISP industry and federal government agencies. Phillips is also a WISPA Board member and Vice President of the organization.

Elizabeth Bowles, President of Aristotle Inc. based out of Little Rock, AR and former President of WISPA, is appointed as Chairman of the Legislative Committee which coordinates issues, interests and advocacies of elected government officials. Bowles is still an active elected Director on the Board.

Forbes Mercy, President of Washington Broadband, Inc. based out of Yakima, WA and former Vice President and Legislative Chair of WISPA, is appointed as Chairman of the Promotions Committee which is responsible for organizing a uniform message and educating organization members, media, and others with similar interests, about advocacies within the industry. Mercy is a current Director having just been re-elected for his fourth term.

“I would like to thank all of the members that expressed interest in becoming Chairpersons of WISPA’s Committees and congratulate those that have accepted this responsibility,” said Chuck Hogg, President of WISPA. “Each committee plays an important role in the growth and success of WISPA and I have confidence in the leadership of each appointee.”

About WISPA
WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 800 members that support WISPA’s advocacy, education and other collaborative industry initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.wispa.org.

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