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RCA and IWCE Announce 2021 Young Professional Award Recipients

Published on 9/15/2021
RCA and IWCE are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Young Professional Awards. These recipients will receive their award during this year's IWCE EXPO September 28-30, Las Vegas NV. Read our full press release.

Margaret (Maggie) Carothers Lynch

Maggie has been CEO of Royal Communications International, Inc., since 2013, and is the majority owner of this woman owned small business. Royal Communications International, Inc. is a worldwide supplier of communications equipment, Maggie specializes in HF communication systems. 
Susan Kea

Susan is a rising star in the wireless industry.  She's enthusiastic about the technology, attentive to her customers and others in the business, and is always there when needed.  Susan goes out of her way to welcome new professionals in the industry, and she's always looking for ways to create win-win situations in business.  

Austin Schaller

Austin Schaller worked on electronics and amateur radio projects with his grandfather and participated in a local amateur radio club for youth at a young age. As an aspiring engineer and licensed ham radio operator, KDØFAA, he was invited to talk at the Dayton Hamvention Youth Forum in 2009 and subsequently the RCA Tech Symposium as the first Young Achiever presenter in 2011. In high school, he began interning at FreeWave Technologies, and later, XetaWave, both companies that design and manufacturer digital radios. Austin is currently a design engineer at Ball Aerospace in the RF Electronics group for Tactical Solutions since 2018 but originally interned with them in 2017. His experience includes broadband passive and active RF electronics design, embedded FPGA and microcontroller design, and software development. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from LeTourneau University in Texas and continues to work on projects in his free-time.

JoAnna Wang

JoAnna Wang is the Director of Government and Community Affairs at Modus LLC. A licensed attorney and experience telecom professional, JoAnna is a consummate professional who understand that, at the end of the day, it's critical for people and residents of a community feel comfortable with the build projects wireless carriers do to extend their networks. She's always accessible, personable, and a pleasure to work with.