Somos, Inc. Announces Promotion of Mary Retka to Vice President, Industry Relations & Public Policy



EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 16, 2018 — Somos, Inc., the leading provider of neutral Toll-Free numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, is pleased to announce that Mary Retka has been promoted to Vice President, Industry Relations & Public Policy, effective immediately. Ms. Retka joined the company in April 2017 as the Senior Director, Industry Relations and has led Somos’ industry outreach efforts. In addition, she spearheaded the company’s recent successful bid to be the North American Numbering Plan Administrator and the Pooling Administrator. She was also recently named Chair of the North American Numbering Council’s Nationwide Number Portability Technical Issues Working Group.


Mary is a true visionary and a proven, results-driven industry leader. I am highly confident that Mary’s new role will allow Somos to continue to drive the stability and reliability for the telecommunications industry and its consumers as it relates to numbering resources,” Ann Berkowitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Administration and Strategic Policy for Somos, Inc., stated.


Prior to joining Somos, Ms. Retka brought  over 40 years of telecommunications experience and a broad background in network growth and industry expansion, operational standards, and telecom numbering.  She previously served as Executive Director – Network Policy for CenturyLink where she held numerous industry leadership roles including on the FCC’s North American Numbering Council, the ATIS Testbeds Focus Group, and the FCC Communication Security Reliability, and Interoperability Council.  

About Somos, Inc.

Somos, a leading provider of trusted, neutral numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, enables data integrity and access to fuel innovation and growth in Toll-Free and related markets. Somos operates the SMS/800 Toll-Free Number (TFN) Registry to administer and route data for the 41 Million and growing Toll-Free Numbers in use today.  This service includes the Texting & Smart Services (TSS) Registry, the centralized registry to administer the use of Toll-Free Numbers for text messaging and multimedia services.  To learn more about Somos, please visit


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