Tuesday, November 6, 2018

U.S. Ham is First Woman Elected to ITU Leadership Role

Doreen Bodgan-Martin, KD2JTX, Director of the ITU
Telecommunication Development Bureau (ITU Photo)
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, KD2JTX, has been elected to head the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU's) Telecommunication Development Bureau. According to the ITU, Ms. Bogdan-Martin is the first woman elected to a top leadership position in the UN agency's 153-year history (The ITU predates the United Nations - ed.). 

Bogdan-Martin has been involved with ITU at various levels for more than 20 years, according to the ARRL, which notes that she also launched an international program to bring more women into technology and directed the first ITU global youth summit. She was elected at the ITU's 20th Plenitotentiary Conference in Dubai on November 1. 

The delegates also re-elected Houlin Zhao of China as Secretary-General and the U.K.'s Malcolm Johnson as Deputy Secretary-General.