Former wireless-industry executive Jeremy Denton dies
Jeremy Denton, who served two leading wireless industry trade associations in senior-level positions, died after a two-year bout with brain cancer. Denton was 36 years old at the time of his death.
Denton began his career in the wireless industry with the Industrial Telecommunications Association (ITA), which merged in 2007 with the American Mobile Telecommunications Association to form the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA). Denton was with the ITA for six years, most recently as its director of government affairs.
He then moved to the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), where he served as director of government affairs in 2005. After deciding to relocate to Raleigh, N.C., Denton served as executive director for three inter-related automotive industry trade associations: the Filter Manufacturers Council; the Management Services Group; and the Overseas Automotive Council.
Denton was very well-regarded within the wireless communications industry, according to Alan Tilles, a partner at Shulman Rogers.
“Jeremy was a joy to work with,” Tilles said. “Tireless, enthusiastic and creative, his loss cannot be measured in words.”
Mark Crosby, EWA’s president and CEO, echoed the sentiment.
“Jeremy was a wonderful, intelligent young man who I had the pleasure of working with when he was with ITA and then EWA,” Crosby said. “He was very passionate about the needs of ITA/EWA members. It’s a sad day.”
Denton is survived by his wife Jillian, and sons Joe and Jake.