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Wes Johnston has been named CEO of the Telecommunications Industry Association.

TIA represents over 300 information and communications tech companies including everyone from Apple to ZTE.

Johnston has been managing director for technology, media and telecom at private equity firm The Gores Group.

He is making his debut at the association during TIA's Connectivity Jam June 5-7 in Dallas, an examination of the connectivity issues associated with the internet of things, smart cities, the future of TV and more.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.