NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission
NIOC commission members are selected by the NENA board in accordance with the open annual nomination process described in our bylaws. Commission members represent various stakeholder interests within 9-1-1, including elected officials, PSAPs, vendors, service providers, the NENA board itself and the 9-1-1 standards development community. NIOC operates independently of the NENA and the NENA board.
The NENA office serves as NIOC’s executive, and carries out NIOC’s mission in accordance with NIOC polices, procedures, instructions and oversight.
NIOC seats include the following:
The NENA Board
NENA Development Steering Council (DSC)
NENA 9-1-1 Core Services Committee (911CSC)
U.S. state, provincial, or national non-U.S. 9-1-1 authorities
Local or regional 9-1-1 authorities
Commercial providers of NG9-1-1 core services
Commercial providers of NG9-1-1 end-user products
Public safety associations not otherwise represented by another members
Additionally, NIOC includes three non-voting liaison seats representing national government and regulatory interests:
The United States Federal Communications Commission
The United States National 911 program
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
- On behalf of the president of the NENA Board, Mr. Dave Sehnert, director of innovation and integration at Mission Critical Partners in Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, nominated by affirmative vote by the NENA Board.
- On behalf of the NENA Development Steering Council (DSC), Mr. Rick Blackwell, director of the Greenville County Office of 9-1-1 in South Carolina, nominated by an affirmative vote of the NENA DSC.
- On behalf of the NENA 9-1-1 Core Services Committee (911CSC), Mr. Steve O’Conor, senior consultant at Next Generation 9-1-1 Consulting Services in Melbourne, Florida, nominated by affirmative vote of the NENA 911CSC.
- To fill the slot for one member representing a U.S. state, provincial, or national non-U.S. 9-1-1 authority with responsibility for operating an NG9-1-1 network, Ms. Maria Jacques, 9-1-1 Director of the state of Maine, nominated by the National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators (NASNA).
- To fill the slot for one member representing local or regional 9-1-1 authority with responsibility for operating an NG9-1-1 network within a region smaller than a U.S. state or province, such as a county, metropolitan area or a council of governments, Mr. Steve McMurrer, 9-1-1 Systems Administrator of Fairfax County, Virginia, nominated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
- To fill the slot for one member representing commercial provider of NG9-1-1 core services, Mr. Doug Cunningham, Sales Engineer II with CenturyLink, nominated by CenturyLink’s executive team.
- To fill the slot for one member representing commercial providers of NG9-1-1 end-user products, Mr. Jeff Wittek, Director of Strategy at Motorola, nominated by the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT).
- To fill the slot for one member representing organizations with a direct responsibility for handling 9-1-1 emergency calls, Ms. Darlene Pankonie, Communications Division Manager at Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Washington County, Minnesota, nominated by the Minnesota Metropolitan Emergency Services Board (MESB).
- To fill the slot for one member representing an elected official who does not directly represent a public safety agency but has oversight of 9-1-1 services, Ms. Irene Fernando, a county Commissioner in Hennepin County Minnesota.
- To fill the slot for one member representing public safety associations not otherwise represented by another member, Mr. Kris Zuniga of Kings County, California nominated by the California State Sheriff’s Association.
- To fill the slot for a liaison from the United States Federal Communications Commission, Mr. David Furth, Deputy Chief of the FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
- To full the slot for a liaison from the United States National 911 program, Ms. Laurie Flaherty, coordinator for the program.