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Association profile: Wall Street group celebrates 25 years.

During 1992, the Wall Street Telecomm Association will celebrate its 25th anniversary. And did you know that WSTA was not conceived in the Big Apple, but in Minneapolis?

In May 1967, on a bitterly cold night in Minneapolis, seven members huddled for a drink after a meeting of the International Communications Association. All were from Wall Street firms, so the discussion turned to the unique information needs of the financial community. Since other groups did not meet their unique needs, they vowed to correct that deficiency. They would from WSTA.

Today, WSTA represents the interests of 119 companies from the financial community, including investment banking corporations, brokerage firms, retail banks and insurance companies. More than 400 telecomm specialists from the greater New York region enjoy WSTA's membership benefits.

The 1992 Board includes: President Richard Sidoli, Morgan Stanley, Ist Vice Pres. James Troy, Cowen & Co.; 2nd VP Louis Scotto, Mabon Securities; Treasurer Allen Miller, Bankers Trust; Secretary Walter Munsch, National Securities Clearing Corp.

Directors include: Thomas Festa, Liberty Brokerage; William Lundrigan, Wertheim, Schroder & Co.; Karen Matte, Goldman, Sachs; Robert Mignemi, Lasser Marshall; John Faccibene, Garban Ltd.; Dennis J. Finn, First Boston Corp.; Phyllis Lampell, Dillon Read & Co.; Peter Vieringolo, Dillon, Read & Co.

CNYCA news

Central New York Communications Association awarded a $1,000 scholarship to SUNNY's Institute of Technology at Utica/Marcy.

CNYCA's Terry Flesch says the money will be used for the direct benefit of a student enrolled in the Institute's telecomm program with a grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

Accepting the award and plaque was Patrick W. Fitzgibbons, assistant professor of telecomm and chairman of the telecomm department. The program has three full-time faculty and a formal faculty exchange program with France Telecom Institute. There are 130 students in the program.

1992 officers for CNYCA are: President William Maxwell, General Electric; VP Timothy Dudley, N.Y. Telephone; Treasurer Maryalyce Brown, E.C. Hunter Assoc.; Secretary Bob Fritzinger, Voice Technology Group; and directors Stephen Tunney of AT&T and Dominick Scafidi, Niagara Mohawk.

TCA 1992 presidents

The Tele-Communications Association has named 1992 chapter presidents. They include: Arizona, John Amidon, State of Arizona Dept. of Transportation; Colorado, June Hoffman, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan; Greater San Diego, John Kern, Vanier Graphics Corp.; Los Angeles (formerly Southern California), Harlan Roeser, ARCO; Maryland, Pat Pyles, Texas Instruments; Orange County, Edward Alf, Flour Daniel; Oregon, Toby Trowt, Sequent Computer Systems; Puget Sound (formerly Northwest), Steve Ashurst, Pacific Medical Center; Sacramento Valley, Susan Rueppel, The Sacramento Bee; San Francisco Bay (formerly Northern California), Janet Dixon, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Bill Moore, TCA's Chairman of the Government Liaison Committee, has in his possession TCA's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bill is given credit for his efforts in the formation of the TCA chapter in the Northwest back in 1975. In 1984, when he left Seattle First Bank and joined Boeing Computer Services to help oversee their legislative and regulatory activities, he contributed his knowledge and energies in these areas to TCA.

Observations on 1992

Here are some observations gathered from the past and applicable to 1992: * Telecomm ain't dead - not by a long shot. There continues to be the age-long struggle to change its name or transform it into something which it is not. But the fact remains that it still is the vital link no matter what it is named. * Continue to be involved in your telecomm association. Over the years, they've, testing and apply the skills learning, testing and applying the skills of our profession. * Outsourcing, or the farming out of the telecomm function, seems to continue to be in vogue. If you have not already done so, take the initiative yourself and don't wait for someone else from the outside to become proactive in this area.
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Title Annotation:On Associations; Wall Street Telecomm Association; Central New York Communications Association; Tele-Communications Association
Author:Underwood, Roger
Publication:Communications News
Article Type:Column
Date:Feb 1, 1992
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