FirstNet said it was pleased to announce, after a thorough search by its Board Chair Sue Swenson, and Board Vice Chair Jeff Johnson, that Tom Sorley has been selected to serve as the new Chair of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC).
“We extend heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Tom for serving FirstNet and the PSAC, and are excited about the expertise he brings to his new role as Chair. As FirstNet’s partnership with AT&T begins to take shape, we remain committed to creating a network for public safety by public safety. We are confident that with Tom as its Chair, the PSAC will help FirstNet uphold its pledge to our nation’s public safety personnel and the communities they serve,” said Swenson and Johnson in a statement.
Sorley, a guest presenter at the IWCE conference last week, has served as a PSAC Vice Chair for four years, and is the PSAC representative from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. As the current Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) – Public Safety for the City of Houston Information Technology Services (HITS), he is responsible for direct oversight of radio communications and IT services for the Houston Emergency Center, the city’s combined dispatch and emergency operations center.
Sorley’s more than 30 years of public safety experience also includes work as the Public Safety Communications Division Manager for Orange County, Fla. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Management as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.