Harris County 9-1-1 Board Appoints Heffernan Executive Director
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 | Comments

The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network (GHC 9-1-1) Board of Managers appointed Stan Heffernan as its executive director.

“The GHC 9-1-1 Board of Managers has a lot of confidence in Stan Heffernan moving forward as our next executive director,” said Russell Rau, chairman of GHC 9-1-1 board. “We are fortunate to have Stan with his vast experience of managing the operations of GHC 9-1-1 technical systems, which are critical to the continuity of our mission.”

Heffernan will administer total operations for one of the country’s largest 9-1-1 systems, which cover two counties (Harris and Fort Bend) and 49 cities, or about 20% of the Texas population. He will continue to lead the GHC 9-1-1 next-generation 9-1-1 infrastructure and critical systems to meet the demands of public-safety telecommunications.

“I am grateful for this opportunity and value working with the GHC 9-1-1 Board of Managers and staff in continuing our mission to service our region,” said Heffernan.

Heffernan joined GHC 9-1-1 in 1994, working in different capacities as a vital part of the GHC 9-1-1 technical team. Since 2007, he has served as chief operations officer (COO), leading operations and providing support of the GHC 9-1-1 telecommunications infrastructure. Under his operations leadership, GHC 9-1-1 has excelled as one of the most technologically advanced 9-1-1 systems in the nation.

The position was filled following the retirement of previous executive director, Lavergne Schwender, who had served since 2005.

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