Telecommunications policy veteran Thomas E. Wheeler joins the Board of Directors of InPhonic
Washington, D.C. - May 24, 2004 - InPhonic, Inc., a leading provider of wireless voice and data solutions, announced today that it has named Thomas E. Wheeler, former President and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA), to its board of directors.
"We are pleased to have someone with Tom's extensive background in telecommunications policy and technology join our board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the board," said David Steinberg, CEO of InPhonic. "Additionally, his real-world experience in building successful telecommunications companies coupled with his vision and understanding of the market trends and direction will prove invaluable to the company."
For two decades Mr. Wheeler has worked at the forefront of telecommunications policy and technology. As a telecommunications entrepreneur, he has founded and helped establish multiple companies in the cable, wireless and video communications services worldwide. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Mr. Wheeler also served as president of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) from 1979 to 1984.
Mr. Wheeler was appointed by President Clinton and President Bush to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He also serves as a director for several other boards including Tech Corps, Earthlink, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), SmartBrief.com and Cibernet Corporation. In addition, Mr. Wheeler is the author of "Leadership Lessons from the Civil War: Winning Strategies for Today's Managers" published by Doubleday.
"I was honored by the invitation to join InPhonic's board of directors and am excited about the opportunity to work with the other distinguished members of the board," said Tom Wheeler. "The wireless industry continues to be a dynamic market with tremendous potential for growth and InPhonic is well-positioned to continue down the road of success."
InPhonic heralds a strong board of directors that includes leading technology and business innovators: Ira Brind, CMS Companies, Robert Fox, RAF Industries, Jay Hoag, Technology Crossover Ventures, Jack Kemp, Empower America, Mark Levine, Core Capital Partners, John Sculley, InPhonic Inc., David Steinberg, InPhonic Inc.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., InPhonic Inc. (www.inphonic.com) is a leading provider of private-labeled interactive commerce platforms that enable organizations to distribute wireless products and services to customers through various marketing channels. The company provides nationwide coverage through major wireless carriers, and distributes wireless devices from some of the world's leading equipment manufacturers.
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