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  • UTC Telecom and Technology Part 1

    May 18, 4:57 pm
    Telecom Part one Feature PIcture

    Monday, May 15 As I write this I am at Dulles airport about to board a plane to Cape Town, SA, via Amsterdam. My flight was supposed to leave at this time yesterday, but airlines being what they are these days, my trip got screwed up and I had to leave today instead. The plus is that I got to

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  • Firsts and Lasts

    May 5, 2:23 pm

    As I write this, I am five days past my one-year anniversary as UTC’s President and CEO, and five days out from the UTC annual conference, where I met many of you for the first time last year. I also recently completed my UTC “world-tour” by attending the U.S. Region 5 meeting in Bismarck, North Dakota, from April 18-21. As

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  • Obrigado!

    April 18, 7:39 pm

    Obrigado! For those of you familiar with Portuguese, you know that this word – obrigado – means “thank you.” For those, like me, who have had little to no exposure to the language, well, now you know one word in what is the official language of Portugal and Brazil – and Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Cape

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  • In like a lion…out like a small lion?

    April 3, 5:04 pm

      I’m writing this blog on March 30, in overcast, chilly D.C., as I prepare to head to Salvador, Brazil on April 1, to participate in the UTC America Latina (UTCAL) annual summit. I’m hoping that, when I return on April 8, the lamb will have made its appearance because I’ll be used to sunshine and warmth after a week

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  • March Madness

    March 17, 2:58 pm

    March Madness March 17, 2017 No, this will not be a blog about the NCAA tournament, especially since my alma mater, Vanderbilt, lost in a heart-breaker in the first round.  But, I got your attention, right?  Also, did I mention that my husband went to UK, so at least I can fall back on supporting one of the greatest college

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  • From Region 7 to Capitol Hill, with Birthdays and Candy Hearts In Between

    March 1, 5:29 pm
    From Region 7 to Capital Hill

    It is February 28, and I am in the Atlanta airport en route to Chattanooga for the UTC Region 3 spring meeting. The weather has been so warm in the mid-Atlantic and South that thunderstorms are creeping in like it’s April or May. Not that I am complaining (although complaining about the weather is kind of fun and could even be

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