Vicki Livingston is the Head of Communications and Analyst Relations for 4G Americas and supports the organization’s mission to provide a unified voice for the 3GPP family of technologies and its ecosystem – including networks, applications, services and connected devices – throughout the Americas. In her role, she manages all communications, media and analyst relations for the association as well as strategic planning, and supervises a team responsible for public relations and conferences. Previously, Ms. Livingston was in a similar position with 3G Americas, LLC and prior to that with the Universal Wireless Communications Consortium (UWCC).
Ms. Livingston has over 20 years experience in public relations and marketing, strategizing and executing the launch of seven new companies or international brands throughout her career, including two wireless companies, 3G Americas and now 4G Americas.
In the wireless industry, Ms. Livingston served as the Marketing Consultant of Telecorp PCS during the launch of their service in the Wisconsin market. Additionally, she was Director of Marketing for Industar Digital PCS, with full responsibility for the launch of Industar's service including public relations, customer service, new product development processes, pricing strategy and advertising.
Other career experiences include her role as Director of Business Development for one of the largest business-to-business advertising agencies in the U.S. and Public Relations and Development Consultant to not-for-profit organizations. She began her career as Marketing Manager for Miller Brewing Company, a subsidiary of Philip Morris, Inc. where she first became involved in brand development, market segmentation and supported the launch of the Lite beer brand.
Ms. Livingston is an active volunteer having served on Boards of Directors including the Arthritis Foundation, AFS and Easter Seals (Past President). She is active at her church in a variety of volunteer roles and is currently an AFS host parent for a high school student from Norway. She has been a supporter of the mission of peace and understanding for AFS in many ways beginning with her own high school scholarship as an exchange student to New Zealand.
Ms. Livingston earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in Communications and Business Administration and later attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has academic, service, sports and philanthropic honors.