Somos, Inc. Announces New Hire of Justen Davis as Senior Director, Industry Relations and Public Policy
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East Brunswick, NJ, March 10, 2020 - Somos, Inc., a leading registry management and data solutions company, today announced the hiring of Justen Davis as its Senior Director, Industry Relations and Public Policy. Mr. Davis will be responsible for providing leadership, oversight, coordination and execution of industry research and activities. He will also ensure that industry activities are aligned with the mission and vision of Somos, and in compliance with regulatory oversight.
“We are excited to welcome Justen to the Somos team,” said Ann Berkowitz, Senior Vice President & CAO, Administration & Strategic Policy. “His innovative approach and transformative outlook will be critical to helping us get to the next level. As the industry moves to IP-based networks, the role of trusted, neutral registries to ensure data integrity becomes critically important. Somos is uniquely positioned to provide this essential service, and Justen's industry knowledge will advance both Somos and those we serve."
Mr. Davis has an impressive background in the telecommunications industry that includes more than 20 years of experience working with industry giants such as CenturyTel/CenturyLink and AT&T. In his most recent role as the Senior Director/Principal Architect - Global Network Architecture/IP Transformation at CenturyLink, Justen defined the strategic modernization blueprint for all technologies within the company. His program, which combined a ILEC and CLEC network of 1.2M elements throughout all 50 states, resulted in an annual utilities benefit of about 80 percent and reduced real estate requirements by about 90 percent.
“I’m excited to join Somos and help advance Toll-Free’s visibility in the public sector,” said Mr. Davis. “As the telecom industry changes, companies must be able to adapt to evolving regulatory demands. I look forward to working at the forefront of change with the Somos team.”
About Somos, Inc.
Somos is a leading provider of trusted registry management and data solutions. Our mission is to empower more intimate and trusted interconnections between brands, consumers, and communities. A total customer focus is reflected in everything we do – working collaboratively to build market value and creatively resolve industry problems.
Somos serves as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator and the Pooling Administrator for over 800 million local and wireless telephone numbers, and operates the SMS/800 Toll-Free Number (TFN) Registry for over 40 Million Toll-Free Numbers in North America. Other Somos solutions include the Texting & Smart Services (TSS) Registry, the centralized registry for the use of Toll-Free Numbers in text messaging and multimedia services; and RouteLink, the alternative solution for accessing authoritative Toll-Free routing data. To learn more about Somos, please visit www.somos.com.
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