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John Walls

John Walls joined CTIA-The Wireless Association® in 2004, assuming the position of Vice President, Public Affairs. Walls' primary responsibilities are supervising external and internal communications, which include the association’s web site, www.ctia.org, as well as the efforts of its research and creative staff. He also serves as Treasurer of the Wireless Foundation.

Prior to his joining CTIA, Walls was a television news and sports anchor for nearly 25 years, most recently anchoring the evening newscasts for NBC-affiliate KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2000 to 2004. Walls was a member of the original anchor team for Fox Sports Net and was based in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. He has also served as Sports Director for three television stations, including from 1984 to 1996 for KTUL-TV and KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began his broadcasting career in 1978 at WWVU-TV, a PBS affiliate, in Morgantown, West Virginia before serving as host of the syndicated television program, “PM Magazine” in Texas. Walls has received numerous awards for his work in broadcasting, notably Regional News Emmys for his reporting on methamphetamine in Oklahoma and his on-location anchoring of the Timothy McVeigh execution.

Walls graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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Ken Leonard, Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office at the U.S. Department of Transportation, walks through the federal agency’s programs so that help them can make quick, well-informed decisions to save costs, ease traffic congestion and reduce physical stress from the various transportation systems.

Sprint: Help Companies Save Fuel and Improve Safety

By using fleet management wirelessly, Sprint Director of Environmental Initiatives Darren Beck discusses how it helps other companies reduce their fleet vehicles’ fuel use and environmental impact.

Hesse: Sprint’s Green Leadership: August WOW Wireless Lifechanger

From the world record for most cellphones recycled in one week to reducing its carbon emissions within its operations, Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse talks about the company’s commitment to a greener business.

BSR: Wireless Creates Sustainable Transportation: August WOW Insider Interview

Focusing on empowering individuals and companies and understanding the impact of these changes, BSR’s Manager of Advisory Services David Korngold details the findings of the report created with The Wireless Foundation on how wireless creates a greener transportation industry.

CTIA’s Green Working Group: Wireless Goes Green: August WOW Policy Point

Working with wireless companies to find ways to make the industry more sustainable and help its consumers be green, CTIA’s Green Working Group focusing on several initiatives, including reducing packaging waste and encouraging wireless users to recycling their “old” devices and accessories.

VP Energy: Sustainable Fuel Cell: August WOW Wireless at Work

Eliminating its carbon footprint altogether, VP Energy’s Engineering Manager David Dekarske discusses the electro fuel cell that “recycles” water by using waste water to primarily fuel the cell to create green energy for businesses and consumers.

OnStar and Wireless Help Asthma Sufferer: July WOW Wireless Lifechanger

While on the road with her young daughter, NaToshya Reed started to suffer an asthma attack, limiting her ability to talk and breathe. Utilizing the OnStar service in her car as well as her personal device, she communicated with emergency responders for quick assistance.

Why Consumers Care about Spectrum: July WOW Insider Interview

We use our mobile devices for everything, but in order to keep up with our mobile lifestyle, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker explains why wireless companies need more spectrum. As independent reports project even more usage by consumers, spectrum is critical to more robust, faster and more advanced mobile services.