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Rick Aspan

Vice President, Corporate Communications
Westchester, Illinois
Rick Aspan, APR, is vice president of Corporate Communications at CommScope. A former journalist, he has more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications functions in the telecom, internet and networking industries at companies such as MCI, Ameritech and Tellabs. Rick received a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. He earned his Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation from Public Relations Society of America in 1998.

Office Phone: +1 708-236-6568

Kris Kozamchak

Director of Corporate Communications
Richardson, Texas
Kris Kozamchak is director of corporate communications at CommScope based in Richardson, Texas. She oversees the media, analyst and social media programs for CommScope’s business segments. Kris has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom and technology industry from companies such as BT and NEC, and she bring strong public relations agency knowledge from her time at Edelman and Shandwick. Kris has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Business from West Virginia Wesleyan and is a member of PRSA.

Office Phone: +1 972-792-3311

Joseph Depa

Corporate Communications Manager
Hickory, North Carolina
Joseph Depa is a corporate communications manager for CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. Joseph is responsible for the company’s media and analysts relations for the broadband industry. He also manages the company’s social media activities. Joseph has almost 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, publishing and journalism. Prior to his role at CommScope, Joseph served as the public relations manager for JC Thomas Marketing Communications, Inc in Charlotte, NC. In that position, he handled public and media relations for clients within the dental, healthcare, restaurant, non-profit and textile industries. He was also the managing editor for Glow Worm, a division of Saatchi and Saatchi Healthcare in New York, NY and managing editor for Ascend Media (formerly Medical World Communications) in Jamesburg, NJ. During his time at Ascend, one of his magazines—Contemporary Dental Assisting—received the 2006 Medical Marketing & Media Healthcare Business Publication of the Year Award. Joseph spent almost five years as a newspaper reporter working for Gannett Newspapers in Toms River, NJ (Ocean County Observer) and NJN Publishing in Somerville, NJ (The Chronicle). While working for the Ocean County Observer in 2000, Joseph took First Place in the Breaking News category from the New Jersey Press Association. While working for The Chronicle in 1998, he received the Robert P. Kelly Award from the New Jersey Press Association. He also received a Third-place Award from the Society of Professional Journalists (NJ Chapter) for Review Writing in the weekly newspaper category. Joseph received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Office Phone: +1 828-431-9803

Jessica Olstad

Corporate Communications Manager
Shakopee, Minnesota
Jessica Olstad is a corporate communications manager for CommScope, and oversees media relations for the data centers and telecommunications industries. Her primary focus areas will be media relations, analyst relations and social media content. Jessica brings to CommScope more than 15 years of public relations and journalism experience. She worked at two other public relations agencies in Minnesota and Wisconsin supporting clients with strategic planning, crisis communications, media training, spokesperson, message development and social media campaigns. She also worked as a television news reporter and anchor at stations in Illinois, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in mass communications.

Office Phone: 952-403-8142

Jocelyn Penque

Corporate Communications Manager
London, United Kingdom
Jocelyn Penque is a manager of corporate communications at CommScope based in London, United Kingdom. She oversees media, analyst and social media programs for the EMEA and APAC regions. With more than 15 years’ experience both in-house and on the agency side, Jocelyn has played a major role in promoting the success of multinational companies including HP, SAP, Shell and Samsung, primarily in the areas of corporate communications and public relations. Jocelyn received a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin.

Office Phone: +44 0 797 060 530 5

Bill Walter

Corporate Communications Manager
Westchester, Illinois
Bill Walter is a corporate communications manager for CommScope, responsible for advancing CommScope’s conversation with the wireless industry. Bill drafts press releases, engages with trade media and analysts, and helps CommScope’s RF experts write about the subjects they love in the company’s blog. Prior to this role, Bill served as a communications specialist for CommScope, taking on increasingly greater writing, editing and media relations responsibilities. Bill began his communications career in 2004 with Andrew Corporation as an employee communications writer, primarily contributing to and managing company newsletters. Bill’s first real post-college job was with Andrew Corporation in the sales and customer support department. Bill earned a master of arts degree in counseling from Loyola University Chicago in 2012. He feels this degree helps him understand and appreciate the nuance and complexity of interpersonal communication. He has a bachelor of arts from Marquette University.

Office Phone: +1 708 236 6634


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