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Newport Beach, CA – December 12, 2014 – The California Wireless Association (Calwa), the wireless trade association that brings a unified voice to the wireless industry in California, announced the recipients of the 2014 Golden State Wireless Awards.

The 2014 Awards acknowledge individuals, companies, and organizations for their efforts and commitment to the wireless industry for the state of California.

CALWA Award Recipients:

Golden Sponsor Award: Talley (
Golden Sponsor Award: Crown Castle (

Golden State Wireless Award: Joint Venture Silicon Valley (
Golden State Wireless Award: Association of California Cities and Counties – Orange County (

Member of the Year: Patti Ringo (Director, Davey Research Group)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Lisa White (EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Wes-tec Inc.)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Julian Quattlebaum (Partner, Channel Law Group, LLP)

“Calwa is what it is today in large measure because of the contributions from Patti, Lisa and Julian,” says Robert Jystad, Calwa President. “Obviously as well all our sponsors provide us with the resources needed to plan big and pursue successful events and outcomes in so many key areas, but Talley and Crown Castle stand out for their consistent and long term commitment to the effort. We are especially pleased with our sister associations in California, ACCOC and Joint Venture Silicon Valley, who, on their own initiative, helped elevate the importance of wireless infrastructure when few thought it mattered.” Kari Willis, the Executive Director of Calwa, shares Robert’s sentiments as she says, “These recipients have donated their time and support to furthering the mission of Calwa and we are grateful for their commitment.”

About Calwa: The California Wireless Association (Calwa) is a nonprofit professional association that brings a unified voice to the wireless industry as we find ourselves facing the uniquely challenging marketing, operations and regulatory terrain of our state. In addition to providing general awareness of the wireless industry, educating consumers and public officials about the wireless industry and the critical role it plays in California, Calwa cultivates and fosters relationships among the members of the wireless industry and conducts fundraising for several charitable organizations. For additional information visit


Robert Jystad, President at 310-871-8189 or
Kari Willis, Executive Director at 714-504-1145 or


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