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Board of Directors


Mr. Jayson Schwam
JHS Consulting
President

Mr. Tony Bardo
Hughes

First Vice President


Mr. Gary Wall
Coastal Communications Consulting Group
Second Vice President

Ms. Elizabeth Harrison

The Ventura Group
Treasurer

Ms. Claire Harter

Suss Consulting, Inc.
Secretary


Board Members


Ms. Thelma Barker
CenturyLink

Mr. Brian Bonacci
Infinera Corp.

Mr. Dave Cahoon
U.S. Geological Survey

Mr. Eric Egan
Level 3 Communications

Mr. Kevin Gallo
General Services Administration


Ms. Kelsey Heine

Avaya Government Solutions
 
Mr. Mike Magliato

Windstream Government Solutions

Ms. Diann McCoy
Suss Consulting, Inc.

Mr. Ty Owens

Department of Health and Human Services

Mr. Dave Peters

General Services Administration

Mr. Mark Ritter
GTT Communications

Mr. Don Small

MetroNet, LLC



Past Presidents


Mr. Ken McFarland
Level 3 Communications

Mr. Wayne Davis

CenturyLink Government

Mr. Jason Brumfield
Level 3 Communications


Ms. Ingrid Caples

Dept. of Health & Human Services

Ms. Dokmai Webster

PivotalPoint LLC

Mr. Tim Quinn

Department of the Interior

Mr. Jim Dolezal
Suss Consulting, Inc.

Mr. David Cheplick
Department of Veterans Affairs

Mr. John Okay
Topside Consulting

Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (ITPA)
National Capital Chapter

ITPA is the volunteer organization created by and for the independent telecommunications industry. Dedicated to community service, ITPA has been serving the public on behalf of telecommunications companies for over 88 years. ITPA represents over 9,000 telecommunications employees and retirees nationwide.

The National Capital Chapter of the ITPA is the Washington, DC metropolitan area association of Telecommunications professionals. Our Officers and Board members are telecommunications and IT professionals from Industry and Government. Our mission is to:

  • Serve our communities through good work
  • Add value to sponsor companies and organizations
  • Preserve our industry history
  • Provide leadership and networking opportunities
We proudly support the Capital Area Food Bank, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the USO of Metropolitan Washington. A donation is made to these organizations at the end of the year.

Our monthly luncheon meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of each month from October to May. Lunch is preceded by social networking time, and followed by an informative guest speaker from Government or Industry. All meetings are strictly on a not for attribution basis. Attendance normally ranges from 65 to 85 persons. Our annual dinner meeting is held in June and our guest speakers from the current and past seasons are invited to attend.


Some of our past guest speakers include:
  • Dave Cheplick, Director Telecommunications Operations, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS), General Services Administration
  • Kevin Gallo, Program Manager, Network Services 2020, General Services Administration
  • Chase Garwood, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration
  • Sonny Hashmi, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer, General Services Administration
  • Richard Holgate, Assistant Director for Science & Technology and Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Stan Kaczmarczyk, Director, FAS Cloud Program Management Office, General Services Administration
  • Gwynne Kostin, Director, Mobile, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration
    Tim Quinn, Chief, Enterprise Infrastructure Division, Department of the Interior
  • Meg Sebastian, Chief, Capabilities Center, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Jessie Showers, Chief, Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) and GIG Services Management (GSM) Program Management Office, Network Services Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Simon Szykman, Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
  • Pete Tseronis, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Energy

Membership in ITPA is not a requirement for attendance. Season tickets are offered to industry and individuals at a discounted rate.


Some of our member companies include:


 Avaya Government Solutions  Level 3 Communications, LLC  Suss Consulting, Inc. 
 Cambridge Federal
 NES Associates  Topside Consulting, LLC
 CenturyLink Government  NetPlus  Turning Point Global Solutions
 Cisco Systems  Pivotal Point, LLC  The Ventura Group
 CSC  Rome Research Corporation  Verizon
 H&M NetWorks
 SAIC  Vision Technologies
 Hughes 
 ShoreTel  Windstream



ITPA, NCC, C/O Suss Consulting, Inc., 801 Old York Road, Suite 305, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Phone: 215-884-5900, Email: itpa@sussconsulting.com

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