Appointments at Antenna Specialists, Cleveland, OH:
Carol Broniman heads the marketing department after working as product marketing manager. Gregory G. Finn joins the company as senior RF/antenna design engineer after designing printer systems and electronics for commercial and government applications. Thomas L. Holman departs Hy-Level Industries, Strongsville, OH, as quality assurance manager to join Antenna Specialists as quality assurance manager.
Appointments at the Land Mobile Communications Council:
Robert M. Gurss is elected president of the LMCC at the group’s annual business meeting held April 20 in Washington. Al Itner is elected vice president. Directors-at-large include Michele Farquhar, Thomas J. Keller and Paul B. Najarian.
Amy McKennis, legislative assistant to Senator Fred Thompson, leaves to join the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association as a member of its congressional affairs team in Washington.
Lee W. Hogan joins Houston-based Crown Castle’s board of directors after serving as vice chairman at Reliant Energy, Houston.
Carlos E. Pedraza leaves Marped, a distributor of Times cables in Latin America, to join the Times Microwave Systems sales team, Miami.
Jorgen Friis, vice president in the network division of Access, Tele, Denmark, is appointed deputy director general of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.
Changes at Western Multiplex, Sunnyvale, CA:
Rita Khayat-Toubia departs Hoechst Marion Roussel as director of global information systems controlling to join Western Multiplex as chief information officer. Martin L. Christmas leaves Shasta IP-Nortel Network as regional sales director to become vice president of Asia-Pacific sales.
Ed Phillips, Sheriff of Millard County, UT, wins the election for president of the Western States Sheriff’s Association for 2001.
Jim Pratt, managing director for Telstra’s international wireless operations, is elected deputy chair of the GSM Association.
Lori Slone, a 9-1-1 call-taker for the Guilford County (NC) Emergency Service Communications Division, gains the title “Hero” for National Public Safety Telecommunications Week sponsored by APCO.