May 17, 2016


Mobile executives, non-profits and government agencies leveraging wireless technology for the greater good celebrated the year’s achievements at the annual reception organized by CTIA Wireless Foundation. Anchored by NBC Washington’s Jim Handly, mobile evangelists and experts socialized in style and applauded those creating connected change in their local communities.

The event was held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

2016 Wireless Champion Award HonoreeChairman House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton was recognized for his long-standing support of public policies, from the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act to the broadcast incentive auction, which created a foundation that enabled America’s wireless industry to flourish.

2016 Mobile Life Award HonoreeU.S. House of Representatives Frank Pallone  received the industry’s highest accolade for public service that promotes innovation in the way Americans use mobile services.

Live Musical Performance: Go Go Gadjet
Master of Ceremonies: NBC Washington News Anchor Jim Handly