CTIA VP Dies of Heart Attack

CTIA sadly announced the sudden death of Mark Desautels, 56, the association’s vice president of wireless Internet development

March 31, 2009

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LAS VEGAS -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® president and CEO Steve Largent sadly announced today the sudden death of Mark Desautels, 56, the association’s Vice President of Wireless Internet Development. Desautels died Monday afternoon, March 30, of an apparent heart attack while attending the association’s trade show, International CTIA WIRELESS 2009®, in Las Vegas.

Largent said, “Mark has been an outstanding employee since joining the association in 1998, and was a dear friend and valuable colleague to all of us here at CTIA and to many in the wireless industry. His insight and forward-thinking were tremendous assets as he led several key industry business development initiatives, and I know he will be missed terribly. On behalf of CTIA—The Wireless Association’s staff and our members, we send our condolences to his family, especially his three daughters Alexandra, Meredith, and Theresa. They will be in our thoughts and prayers.”


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