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September 09, 2014 15:00 ET

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson Elected to the CTIA Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - Twilio, the software and cloud-based communications platform company, today announced that Jeff Lawson, CEO and co-founder of Twilio, has been elected to the Board of Directors of CTIA-The Wireless Association® (CTIA) for 2015. CTIA is an international nonprofit organization that represents the wireless communications industry. The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry's voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services.

"Being appointed to CTIA's Board of Directors is an honor. I am pleased to be working with highly respected leaders and provide guidance to ensure positive impact in the wireless industry," said Lawson. "I look forward to supporting upcoming initiatives that further disrupt the industry to improve customer experience and enable businesses to let go of old hardware-centric approaches that are holding them back."

Lawson has over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience. He has held several founding executive roles at Nine Start, Stubhub and Versity. In addition, Lawson was one of the original product managers for Amazon Web Services. Jeff identified the fundamental need for a communications platform that would enable developers and enterprises of all sizes to easily build the communications solutions that meet the specific needs of their business. In 2008, he launched Twilio, and the company now serves over 400,000 developers and businesses in 200 countries.

"The 2015 board of directors will be vital to helping keep the light regulatory touch that has facilitated the world's leading mobile ecosystem. I feel very lucky that such a distinguished group will help lead us as we embrace a connected life and continued innovation and experimentation. By working with leaders like Jeff Lawson, these individuals will be important advocates with the expertise needed to guide the industry toward identifying and working with the federal government, policymakers and other interested stakeholders to find more spectrum so Americans can continue to enjoy the best mobile products and services," said Meredith Attwell Baker, CTIA President and CEO.

Lawson will serve as a Supplier Representative in 2015 for a one-year term. His appointment was announced at Super Mobility Week at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Twilio
 
Twilio, the software and cloud-based communications platform, enables developers and businesses to rapidly build and deploy communication solutions that meet their specific needs. Whether integrating voice, messaging and/or VoIP capabilities into a web or mobile app or building a complete system like a call center, Twilio removes the traditional obstacles to creating effective communications experiences. Twilio gives businesses the ability to innovate, prototype, create, and connect with their customers at the right time and in the way. The company is privately held and based in San Francisco, California.

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