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SIP Forum has elected new board chairman, Richard Shokley and Eric Burger as the chairman emeritus. Dr. Alan Jonston was also selected to the board of directors. Following is an excerpt from the press release. The complete press link could be found at the SIP Forum and the link is after the jump.
NORTH ANDOVER, MA (January 14, 2010) - The SIP Forum today announced the recent re-election of industry veteran and VoIP pioneer Richard Shockey to the Board of Directors, and the election of Mr. Shockey as new Board Chairman. Additionally, the Forum has re-elected Dr. Eric Burger to the Board of Directors and named him Chairman Emeritus, and elected Dr. Alan Johnston to the Board.SIP Forun Press Release
Meanwhile, the SIP Forum announced the reappointment of Marc Robins as Managing Director and President.
The elections were held during the SIP Forum's Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, on Nov. 3, 2009.
The elections of Shockey, Johnston and Burger, all industry trailblazers, complement the SIP Forum's already prestigious Board of Directors, which also includes Chris Gatch, CTO of Cbeyond; Steven Johnson, CEO of Ingate Systems; Glenn Russell, Director of Business Services at Cable Television Laboratories Inc. (CableLabs); Rene Sotola, a Vice President in the Global Telecommunications practice at CGI Group; and Robert Sparks, Principal Engineer at Tekelec. Each member of the Board of Directors serves a two-year term.
"I am honored to have been elected the new Chairman of the Board," said Richard Shockey. "I look forward to continuing to build on the solid foundation left by my predecessor, Dr. Eric Burger, and ensuring the successful completion of the important work in progress in the SIPconnect, Fax-over-IP and User Agent Configuration task groups. I also look forward to expanding the work of the SIP Forum into new and exciting industry sectors, including Smart Grid and Unified Communications."