Two hundred peopleÂ gathered on December 1st at House of Sweden for the annual SACC-DC Â– Ericsson networking holiday event that draws a bigger crowd for every year. Guests, Â who included members of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Â were treated toÂ glÃ¶gg, a traditional Swedish Christmas smorgasbord and beautiful Santa Lucia procession. Guests also enjoyed the exhibitionÂ The Networked Society, and heard from keynote speaker Mr. Robert McDowell, Federal Communications Commissioner.
Current SACC-DC President Barbara Baffer is leaving her position as Vice President of Public Affairs and Regulations at Ericsson to take on the position as Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications of Region North America at EricssonÂ’s headquarters in Texas. Ms. Baffer has provided lots of support to SACC-DC throughout the years and will be greatly missed. Ms. Baffer will be succeeded by Mr. Bruce Gustafson who also attended the event. SACC-DC Chairman Brad Olson thanked Ms. Baffer with a gift from the Board of Directors and also welcomed Mr. Gustafson into the SACC-DC network.