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NG9-1-1 Institute Announces Public Safety and Telecom Policy Veteran Patrick Halley as New Executive Director

Date: 2015-08-03
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The NG9-1-1 Institute, a not-for-profit organization that supports the mission of the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus, announces the election of Patrick Halley, Esq., as its new Executive Director.

Halley was previously at the Federal Communications Commission where he held a number of positions for nearly five years, including Acting Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs under Chairman Tom Wheeler, Acting Deputy Director of the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force, Associate Bureau Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, and legal advisor to two Wireline Bureau chiefs. Prior to his time at the FCC, Halley was the Director of Government Affairs for NENA – the 9-1-1 Association, where he facilitated the passage of landmark 9-1-1 legislation and led advocacy efforts before the FCC and other federal agencies.  Halley will continue his role as Of Counsel to Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, a leading Washington, D.C.-based law firm with one of the largest communications law practices in the country.

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“Patrick’s wealth of experience in government and the communications sector, including his public safety industry knowledge and relationships, makes him the obvious choice to lead the Institute,” said Jim Shepard, Chairman of the Institute’s Board. “We’re excited about the direction of the Institute and know that Patrick is well-prepared to take the Institute to the next level by building on one of our best years ever,” Shepard added. “Having worked with the NG9-1-1 Institute in the past, I know first-hand the quality of the people and organizations involved and the importance of the issues they support. I look forward to supporting the efforts of the Next Gen 9-1-1 Caucus to raise awareness of critical 9-1-1 issues and advance the deployment of NG9-1-1 systems across the country,” Halley said.

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Kim Robert Scovill, Esq., the Institute’s Executive Director for the past two years, recently became the D.C.-based Vice President for Intrado, a leading national 9-1-1 provider. “On behalf of the Institute Board, I want to thank Kim for his exceptional leadership and commitment to the Institute and the Next Gen 9-1-1 Caucus,” added Shepard. To aid a smooth transition, the Institute Board elected Mr. Scovill to the role of Deputy Director.

July 28th also marked the 12th anniversary of the NG9-1-1 Institute. The Institute supports the mission of the Congressional NG9-1-1 Caucus to promote public awareness of NextGen 9-1-1 and emergency communications issues and serves the Caucus as a clearinghouse of information on NG9-1-1 and emergency communications issues. 

For more information on the NG9-1-1 Institute, see www.ng911institute.org

- People, Places & Things/9-1-1magazine.com (via NG9-1-1 Institute, 8/3/15)

Image of Peter Halley via www.wbklaw.com/

 

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