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January 20, 2011
DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Why does Nokia Siemens Networks’ top executive in North America prefer a cubicle over the corner office? This month on CEO with Lee Cullum, Susan (Sue) Spradley, Head of North America Region, explains her unique approach to managing the region of one of the largest telecommunications equipment and service companies in the world. “You really can’t be stuck doing business the way you used to do it,” says Spradley. Also discussed is the dynamic change ahead for the company and its innovations for wireless devices.
CEO with host Lee Cullum features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The January episode featuring Sue Spradley airs Friday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. on KERA TV with rebroadcasts Sunday, January 30 at 11:30 a.m. and Monday, January 31 at 10:30 p.m. CEO can be heard at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 30 on KERA FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are always available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
CEO is sponsored by Southwest Securities, Dell Perot System and the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management. For more information about Nokia Siemens Networks visit www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com.
ABOUT SUSAN SPRADLEY
With more than two decades of international experience in services, operations, sales, customer service and global product line management in the telecommunications industry, Sue Spradley leads the North America region at Nokia Siemens Networks. She is a valued executive with broad managerial and team building skills who joined Nokia Siemens Networks in July 2007. Previously, she assumed the role of President of Nortel Global Services and Operations, heading technical engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management at the company. Earlier, Sue played a key role in establishing Siemens Communications’ North American business as Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. Sue holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Kansas and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University Business School and the Executive Management Program at London Business School. She is a board member of the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science, and serves as Chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Technology Business Council. Previously, she was also a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NTSAC) reporting to the President of the United States.
Host Lee Cullum conducts intimate discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are always available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
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