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S. Ann Earon, Ph.D.
S. Ann Earon, Ph.D., is President of Telemanagement Resources International Inc. (TRI), a
27 year old consulting practice specializing in marketing, communications and training with an emphasis on market research, assessment, design, implementation, and project management of videoconferencing systems. In the past, Dr. Earon has worked in these areas for organizations including Air Products and Chemicals, California State University, General Electric, General Motors, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Oklahoma State University, and the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Dr. Earon is a graduate of Colby College, holds a masters degree in Instructional Technology and Educational Administration from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. from Boston College with majors in business, speech and communications, and education. Prior to forming TRI, Dr. Earon was employed in sales and marketing positions within the Bell System, specializing in international market management, training, and advertising and promotions. She began working in teleconferencing in 1974 with the introduction of the Portable Conference Telephone. In 1981, Dr. Earon was the only female participant in the U.S. State Department Trade Commission to Japan, when the Japanese telecommunications market was being opened to United States vendors. She was responsible for strategic planning and market management in the Asia/Pacific region while employed by AT&T.
Dr. Earon is the Founding Chairperson of the Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), a non-profit industry association for conferencing and collaboration. She is a member of the teleconferencing Hall of Fame and former chairperson of the Strategic Planning Committee, the Teletraining Special Interest Group, the Program Committee, and the Operations Directorate of the International Teleconferencing Association (ITCA). Ann is also the editor of IT AV Report, a publication associated with Sound & Communications magazine.
"Teaching allows me the opportunity to impart information I have learned to others and help them positively react to the constantly changing industry and technologies I have found interesting."