Declan Byrne joined the WiMAX Forum in 2010 and was unanimously elected President and Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors in 2012. Byrne brings over 25 years of experience in the wireless industry and possesses a strong background in corporate governance, strategic development and regulatory affairs to the WiMAX Forum.
Prior to joining the WiMAX Forum, Byrne worked for a public listed company as Chief Marketing Officer and was responsible for driving corporate strategy, business development, strategic partnerships, marketing and government relations. He has held senior executive positions at small and large corporations in the wireless industry including a position at AT&T with global responsibility for developing and managing domestic and international partnerships.
Byrne has also served as a US Diplomat abroad for the Foreign Service for more than 10 years. Prior to his Foreign Service, Byrne served for 4 years as a US Naval Officer deployed on a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Byrne is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and speaks five languages including English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. Byrne is married with four children and lives in Hollywood, Florida.