NG911 Institute Announces New Board
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Comments

The Next Generation 911 Institute (NG911 Institute) announced the results of its 2017 board election. Current board member Rebecca Murphy Thompson, executive vice president and general counsel, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), was re-elected in the consumer telco (small provider) category.

Newly elected members include D. Jeremy DeMar, public-safety emergency communications supervisor, Rochester Emergency Communications Department, and Curtis Sutton, executive director, Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, in the member-at-large (public safety) category; Brian McNealy, vice president, sales, Comtech Telecommunications, and April Heinze, industry affairs specialist, INdigital, in the vendor (public safety) category; and Neil Horden, chief consultant, Federal Engineering, in the member-at-large (general) category.

During the October board meeting, current board member Joe Marx, assistant vice president, federal regulatory, AT&T, was elected chair of the board, and Thompson was elected as vice chair.

“The institute is fortunate that it will continue to benefit from the vision and leadership of our existing board members, and we are delighted to welcome five new board members whose varying experiences and expertise will add new perspectives and strengthen the leadership of the Board,” said Institute Executive Director Patrick Halley.

The NG911 Institute works with the Congressional Next Generation 911 Caucus to promote nationwide next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) deployment through congressionally focused education and awareness efforts. The NextGen 911 Caucus is co-chaired by Sens. Richard Burr and Amy Klobuchar and Reps. John Shimkus and Anna Eshoo.

A complete list of board members is available at

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