CTIA President Steve Largent to Retire Next Year
CTIA President Steve Largent today announced that he will retire from his post when his current contract runs out at the end of 2014. Largest has led the CTIA since 2003. "I am extremely proud of the many achievements our team has accomplished over the past decade, and believe they have played a significant role in the fantastic and unparalleled growth of the U.S. wireless industry over that period of time," said Largent. "The coming year will be a busy one for CTIA, and above all else, I will ensure that there will be no impact on our efforts to secure certainty in the FCC auction process as well as successfully transition our trade shows into a new schedule." Largent said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family. The CTIA Wireless Association is the lobbying group that looks after the wireless industry's interests in Washington, D.C. The group will begin looking for a replacement immediately.