Watertown, SD - Aug 2, 2012 - Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association, will be the keynote speaker at the 18th Annual National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Conference and Exposition, which will beheld in Fort Worth, TX, Feb. 18-21, 2013.
Largenttook over as president and CEO of CTIA in November 2003. He also served for more than seven years as a member of the United States Congress, representing Oklahoma's First Congressional District. A member of the National Football League Hall of Fame since 1995, Largent was a record-setting wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks for 14 years. He set six career records and participated in seven Pro Bowls. Largent has also worked as a consultant for Washington, DC-based Wiley Rein and Fielding.
In 1990, Largent was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the Jaycees. In recognition of a lifetime of achievement, he was awarded the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement in 1989. He was recognized as the NFL Man of the Year in 1988 for his commitment to community service. Athletes in Action also awarded Largent the first Bart Starr Award for serving as an exemplary role model both on and off the field.