Interview Grid

by , / August 31, 1998
Barry Brynjulson is director of state and local government market management in seven states for SBC Communications. Brynjulson led the implementation of 311 service in San Jose, Calif., to reduce nonemergency calls to 911. He previously served on the boards for the California Community College Telecommunications Curriculum and the National Association of Small Business Incubators. He is a member of ITS America and the American Public Power Association.

Jolynn Barry Butler is an attorney and former four-term state legislator currently serving her second term as a member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. She is president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Butler, a past chair of Women Executives in State Government, was previously a partner in a law firm in Gallipolis, Ohio, and taught Ohio politics and government at Ohio University.

Bob Fortna is vice president of federal distributor sales and marketing in Nortel's Enterprise Networks Division. Fortna has been with Nortel for more than seven years. Prior to joining Nortel, he spent seven years with IBM in the National Accounts Division. Fortna has a bachelor of science in marketing from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Southern Illinois University.

Diana Gowen, after 11 years at AT&T, has spent the past six years with MCI Government Markets leading Department of Defense programs and National Information Infrastructure initiatives. Before entering the communications industry, Gowen worked for the federal government. A member of the Federal Government Information Processing Council, she serves on the board of directors for the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association's Washington chapter, and the Federation of American Research Network.

Michael Humphrey is a business director of telecommunications and information for Public Technology Inc. Humphrey manages the Urban Consortium Telecommunications and Information Task Force, which is composed of 50 telecommunications and information-technology professionals representing the largest and most innovative local governments in the United States.

Jody McCann has been director of the Bureau of Telecommunications Management for Wisconsin state government since 1988. McCann began his telecom career in 1984 as business manager for STS. McCann is responsible for overseeing Wisconsin's telecommunications, including local phone service, voice mail, STS and public long distance, CDN and BadgerNet. The National Association of State Telecommunications Directors president has served four years on its executive board.

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