RICA/RTG Fall Forum, RTG’s Annual Meeting and Voting Delegate Form

RICA/RTG Fall Forum, Novembe 2-3 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, AZ

The Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA) and RTG are looking forward to seeing our collective memberships in Phoenix this November 2nd and 3rd in Phoenix, AZ.

Nov. 2nd (Wed.)
8:00am – 10:00am RTG Annual Meeting 

  • Continental Breakfast
  • State of the Association
  • Director Elections
  • Regulatory/Legislative Update
  • Wireless Devices Panel (Ericsson, Planet Cellular, BandRick & Pine Belt Wireless)
  • Wireless Marketing and Wireless Resellers Council (Telipsire)
9:00am Registration Opens
10:15am – 10:30am Welcome
10:30am- 12:00pm The Age Curve – How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm by Kenneth Gronbach
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:30pm Breakout Sessions
Make the Most of Your 700MHz or AWS Licenses 

  • David Fritz, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Jerry Howe, Big River Telephone
  • Mike Higgins, Jr., West Central Wireless
  • Sponsored by Pario Solutions
Brand and Monetize Your Broadband Network 

Chuck Harris, Sr. VP/Chief Market Strategist, CHR Solutions

2:45pm – 3:45pm Breakout Sessions
Mobile Apps – Adding Customer Value and Wireless Revenue 

  • Steve Colbert, Get Lisa
  • Ben Green, Pario Solutions
  • Chip Damato, Inland Cellular
Increasing Revenue from Your Website 

Mark Barrera, Mark Barrera Consulting

President DFW Search Engine Marketing Association

3:45pm – 4:45pm Regulatory and Legislative Updates 

  • Steve Kraskin, RICA Legal Counsel
  • Tom Smith, RICA Legislative Counsel
  • Carri Bennet, RTG General Counsel
5:00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception and Tradeshow 

Sponsored by Ericsson, Inc.

Nov. 3rd (Thurs.)
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am The Future of Competitive Services in Rural Markets 

  • Richelle Elberg, JSI Capital Advisors
  • Tim Bryan, National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
  • Beckie Rivas, Transaction Network Services
10:45am-12PM Wireless Network Optimization 

  • Scott Robinson, 4G Unwired
  • Albert Kangas, NewCore Wireless
  • Dr. Martin Hobbs, NetBoss Technologies
  • Sponsored by Transaction Network Services
12PM RICA/RTG Fall Forum Adjourns
12-5:30PM TNS User’s Group Meeting 

  • Overcoming Direct Connect Challenges
  • High Usage Reporting
  • WIFI Roaming
  • CDMA Roaming Hub
  • Dinner

RTG will hold its Annual Meeting on November 2, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM in Phoenix, AZ at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown hotel.

RTG’s Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the RICA/RTG Fall Forum (Nov. 2-3). The Annual Meeting will feature Board Elections for three Board seats, a State of the Association address, and presentations on:

  • regulatory/legislative issues by RTG’s General Counsel, Carri Bennet,
  • access to wireless devices by Ericsson, Planet Cellular, BandRich and Pine Belt Telephone & Wireless,
  • wireless marketing and the formation of a wireless resellers council by Telispire.

A continental breakfast will be provided for those that RSVP by October 19th. The Annual Meeting is open to all RTG members and RICA/RTG Fall Forum attendees.

Call for Nominations

Elections are being held for three (3) Board seats – with two incumbent directors running for re-election. The Nominating Committee is calling for nominations of candidates for these three Board seats. The RTG Board consists of seven Voting (carrier) members and up to two members who may be Supporting or Associate Members.

The membership will be voting for three Directors. Two (2) seats up for election are for Voting (carrier) members and one (1) seat is for a Supporting or Associate member.

Incumbents running for re-election are:

Mike Higgins, Jr., General Manager of West Central Wireless, has served the maximum number of terms. The RTG Board thanks Mike for is dedication and service to the RTG Board of Directors.

Board terms run for three years. Directors are limited to two terms. A Director must sit out at least one year after serving two consecutive terms as a Director before being appointed by the Board or seeking an additional Board term. Board membership is held by the individual as a representative of the member company. If there is a change of status of the individual or the member company, the affected Board seat shall be deemed vacant. Neither Board Members nor employees of a Board Member’s company or an affiliated company shall serve on the governing board of any other national wireless trade association unless prior approval is obtained from the Board. Board meetings are regularly held via conference call one to two times a month (on average). Board members must participate in two-thirds (2/3) of the annual and regular meetings either in person or by conference call.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please click here for a Nominating Form and email it to James Mardis on or by October 6, 2011.

Voting Member Delegate Form

Voting (carrier) members – please click here to fill out the Voting Member Delegate Form to designate your delegate and alternates for voting at RTG’s Annual Meeting (or via U.S. mail/email). Voting (Carrier) Members should submit this form on or by October 21st to James Mardis.

A Voting Member must be a licensee or spectrum lessee of an FCC licensed wireless system (including, but not limited to, licensees and those who lease spectrum), which together with all affiliates under common control with the licensee or spectrum lessee, provides wireless service to no more than one hundred thousand (100,000) of its own subscribers. Each Voting Member shall be entitled to one vote per open position in elections of Directors and on any motion, resolution, or other matter presented to the membership.


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