XR Association Names Stephanie Montgomery Vice President, Research and Best Practices, Promotes Chadwick and O’Hara to Vice Presidents

XR Association (XRA), the trade association representing the growing ecosystem of the XR technology companies powering virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, named Stephanie Montgomery as its Vice President, Research and Best Practices.

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“This is a can’t-miss opportunity to work alongside the XR industry as it brings this life-changing technology to market and tackles some tough questions and challenges.”

Montgomery joins XRA with more than twenty years of experience engaged in industry trade association and standards development work. She has a proven record of successfully shaping and guiding programs from inception to maturity.

Montgomery joins XRA from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) where she served as VP, Technology and Standards. During her time with TIA she managed 70 committees and 1100 member volunteers to build standards in complex areas including data center design, 4G interoperability, and public safety private radio communications. Her deep knowledge of the intricacies of standards development is a valuable asset as XRA works to deepen its research, establish best practices and bring the promise of XR to life for billions of people.

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“We’re excited to have Stephanie on our team,” said XRA CEO Elizabeth Hyman, “As XR technology continues to evolve, it’s critical that our industry works together to develop and implement best practices that promote responsible development and use of immersive technologies. Stephanie’s experience in driving research, data and technical knowledge in the telecom industry are skill sets that will prove invaluable to this effort.”

The Montgomery hiring builds on the last two years of growth for XRA, which included the addition and recent promotions of Vice President of Industry Relations Laura Chadwick and Vice President of Public Policy Joan O’Hara. Chadwick and O’Hara were brought on in 2020 as senior director of industry relations and senior director of public policy respectively and promoted to their current roles in 2021. Chadwick will now focus on expanding XRA’s membership, developing partnerships, and overseeing its marketing and event strategies.

“I am thrilled to be working with this team of extraordinary people,” said Montgomery. “This is a can’t-miss opportunity to work alongside the XR industry as it brings this life-changing technology to market and tackles some tough questions and challenges.”

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