The Mobile Marketing Association announced its 2011 North American board of directors. The newly board members include, John Styers, vice president of corporate strategy and industry relations at 3C Interactive; Louis Gump, vice president of mobile at CNN; Kristy Young, director of product management at ESPN; Joy Liuzzo, senior director of mobile research at InsightExpress; Paul Palmieri, president and CEO of Millenial Media; Diane Strahan, vice president of mobile and registry services at Neustar; Cameron Clayton, senior vice president of mobile at The Weather Channel Interactive; Tom Daly, director of mobile global interactive marketing at The Coca-Cola Company; Jack Philbin, co-founder and president of Vibes Media; and David Katz, vice president of North American mobile at Yahoo!
The Wireless Communications Association honored Dr. Mo Shakouri, corporate vice president of innovation and marketing at Alvarion Ltd., for his contributions to the 4G industry. At Alvarion, Shakouri has been involved with advancing WiMAX technology into the mainstream space. WCAI also recognized Julius Knapp, chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology, with its Government Leadership Award for his efforts in helping to bring broadband services to underserved and rural areas.