PTIG Elects New Board of Directors, Officers
Friday, August 25, 2017 | Comments

The Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) announced its board of directors and officers elected at its annual meeting Aug. 13. Stephen Nichols was appointed to continue as executive director for the nonprofit organization.

Cindy Cast, radio systems manager in the Information Technology Service Department, Radio Communication Services Division of Miami-Dade County, Florida, was elected the new PTIG chairman. Cast is responsible for the management, maintenance, repair and uninterrupted operation of the 700/800 MHz Project 25 (P25) trunked simulcast radio systems.

Del Smith stepped down as chairman, but he will remain on the board and was recognized for his many years of leadership, support and service.

Jim Holthaus from BK Technologies remains as vice chair. Holthaus also serves in the P25 standards process as TIA Private Radio Section and TIA TR8.25 chair. Chris Lougee from 5x9 Communications remains as treasurer, and Andy Davis from Motorola Solutions continues as secretary.

New to the PTIG board are Chris Maiers, statewide interoperability coordinator (SWIC) for the state of Iowa, Karthik Rangarajan from EF Johnson and Dominick Arcuri from DVA Consulting. Departing the PTIG board are Jim Junkins, Roy McClellan and Sanjay Patel.

Other P25 radio users and practitioners returning to the PTIG board include Smith from Alaska; Christie Bielby with the Texas Department of Public Safety; Brent Finster from the University of Hawaii; Scott Wright with the state of Connecticut; Brad Stoddard with the state of Michigan; Brandon Diemer with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Eric Davies from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Karl Larson with the city of Portland, Oregon; John Richards with the state of Maine; George Crouch with the state of South Carolina and vice chair Project 25 Steering Committee; and Eric Linsley from Mobile County, Alabama.

PTIG board returning commercial members include Davis, Lougee, Holthaus, Cheryl Giggetts with AECOM, Neil Horden with Federal Engineering, Doug Chapman with Etherstack, Robin Grier with Catalyst Communication Technologies and Todd Perdieu from Harris.

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