Chairman: Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi
Vice-Chairman: Carlito Caliboso, Chairman of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
- Michael J. McGlynn, Mayor, City of Medford, Massachusetts
- James Bertram, Mayor, City of Lockhart, Texas
- Gary Resnick, Mayor, City of Wilton Manors, Florida
- Tom Simplot, Councilmember, City of Phoenix, Arizona
- Timothy Loewenstein, Supervisor, Buffalo County Board of Supervisors, Nebraska
City Attorney Representative
- Anthony Fox, Town Attorney, Weddington, Marvin, North Carolina
State Legislative Representatives (3)
- John Burzichelli, Assemblyman, New Jersey
- Pamela J. Althoff, Senator, Illinois
Tribal Representatives (3)
- William M. Micklin, CEO, Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians Tribe; 5th Vice President Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
- Jonathan Windy Boy, Tribal Council, Chippewa Cree
- Cherie Moomaw, Colville Business Council, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Other Previous Members
Mayor Jim Dailey, Mayor of LIttle Rock, Arkansas
Chair of the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee
On January 1, 1995, Jim Dailey was sworn in as the first popularly-elected Mayor of the City of Little Rock in over 38 years. Prior to his mayoral term, Dailey had served as a member of the Little Rock Board of Directors since January of 1989. After his reelection in 1992, the members of the Board chose him as Mayor. Dailey serves on the Board of Directors for the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Metroplan, Communities in Schools, Arkansas BioVentures and New Futures. Dailey was appointed to the NLC Board of Directors and the Municipalities in Transition on Public Finance recently. Prior to his appointment as Chair of the IAC, Mayor Dailey served as a member of the FCC's Local and State Government Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the United States Conference of Mayor's Communications Task Force. The Mayor graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He was born July 31, 1942 in Little Rock and has been married to Patti Murphy since 1965. They have two daughters, two sons and six grandchildren…a set of quadruplets, plus two.
David F. Jones, Director of Emergency Services, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Vice Chair of the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee
David Jones serves as the Director of Emergency Services for Spartanburg County, SC. In this capacity, he administers three emergency service departments: Communications/E9-1-1, Emergency Management, and the Emergency Services Training Academy. Jones has more than 20 years of experience in emergency communications, having served in three different organizations. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA); having been elected as second vice president in 2003, he'll become the association's president in June 2005. Prior to his service on NENA's Executive Board, he served on numerous technical and operational committees, all pertaining to varying aspects of E9-1-1. Jones also serves on the management team of the Emergency Services Interconnection Forum (ESIF). Jones has a B.A. in Political Science from Wichita State University.
Denise Bode – Commissioner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Denise Bode currently serves as a Commissioner of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. In January 2005 she began her second full term in office, having won re-election by the most votes ever garnered by a Republican candidate for an Oklahoma state wide office. Prior to joining the Commission, Bode was president of the Independent Petroleum Association (IPAA), representing 8,000 oil and natural gas producers in the U.S. Before serving at the IPAA, she spent nine years as legal counsel to Senator David Boren (D-OK). She also was a founding partner of a Washington DC firm specializing in taxation. Bode serves on NARUC’s Telecommunications, Consumer Affairs, Critical Infrastructure committees and is Chairman of the NARUC Foundation. She is the Oklahoma Homeland Security contact on Critical Infrastructure. Bode attended the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated in 1976 with a degree in political science. She has a law degree from George Mason University and a masters degree in law and taxation from Georgetown University.
Carlito P. Caliboso - Chairman, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Carlito P. Caliboso was appointed as the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (the "Commission") on April 30, 2003 by the Honorable Governor Linda Lingle, for an initial term through June 30, 2004, and was subsequently reappointed to a full six-year term, which expires on June 30, 2010. Governor Lingle has also appointed Mr. Caliboso to serve on the State Energy Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee. Mr. Caliboso is a member of the National Association of Regulated Utilities Commissioners ("NARUC"), and is a member of the Energy Resources and Environment Committee, and the International Relations Committee. Immediately prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Caliboso was a Partner in the Hawaii law firm of Catalani Nakanishi & Caliboso LLP. His primary areas of practice were in business and transactional matters, with particular emphasis in commercial finance and lending transactions, real estate and commercial transactions, business organizations, governmental relations, and real property taxation.
Steven L. Grey, Chair, Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
Steve Grey is the current chair of the Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. As Chair of the NNTRC, he is responsible for making recommendations to the Navajo Nation Resource Department and Navajo Nation President's office on issues regarding telecommunications on the Navajo Nation. Grey is also employed as a manager with the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, located in Shiprock, New Mexico, where he heads their American Indian Program. Grey grew up on the Navajo reservation and has a bachelors degree in engineering and a masters in business administration.
Jenny Hansen, Bureau Chief, Public Safety Services Bureau, State of Montana, Department of Administration
Jenny Hansen is the Bureau Chief of the Public Safety Services Bureau for the State of Montana, Department of Administration. Jenny manages the department's statutory responsibilities for the development, implementation, and operation of 9-1-1 emergency telephone systems throughout the state. She is also responsible for managing public safety radio communications systems planning and coordinate efforts on behalf of the state. Jenny directs activities to focus the public safety communications needs of the State of Montana into a coherent architecture to best serve the needs of state, tribal and local government.
Merita A. Hopkins, Chief of Staff to Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston
Merita A. Hopkins was recently appointed Chief of Staff to Mayor Thomas M. Menino and is Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston. Ms. Hopkins has served in the Menino Administration since 1995. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Hopkins was engaged in the private practice of law; served as a Middlesex County Prosecutor; and was a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.
Dean Paul Kruithof, Deputy City Administrator, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Dean Kruithof currently serves as Deputy City Administrator for the City of Fort Smith, a city of approximately 80,000 located in Western Arkansas. Kruithof has over 22 years experience in municipal management, with expertise in various local telecommunications issues, such as cable franchise agreements, zoning and land use regulations, and government access programming. Kruithof also works with homeland security issues on the municipal level. Kruithof has a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Public Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Frank LaGrotta, Member, House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Frank LaGrotta has served 17 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing the suburban Pittsburgh counties of Beaver, Butler and Lawrence. LaGrotta sits on House Consumer Affairs Committee/Subcommittee on Telecommunications, which oversees telephony issues in Pennsylvania. He is currently involved in the debate over the implementation of broadband access throughout the Commonwealth. LaGrotta also serves on the Appropriations Committee where he chairs the Subcommittee on the capital budget. LaGrotta is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Timothy Loewenstein, Supervisor, 3rd District Buffalo County, Nebraska
Tim Loewenstein serves as a Supervisor on the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors, an elected position. He also serves as Chairman of the Law, Technology and Homeland Security Committees of Buffalo County. Loewenstein recently served as a member of the Steering Committee of the National Coordination Committee where he recommended to the FCC standards in both technology and deployment of the Public Safety Interoperable bands reserved in the 700 MHz spectrum. Loewenstein is active in the National Association of Counties where he is currently Vice-Chair of the Information Technology Committee. Loewenstein attended the Elkins Institute of Dallas, Texas, York College and the University of Kansas Medical School.
Patrick McCrory, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina
In December 2003, Mayor McCrory was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Charlotte for a fifth term. Mayor McCrory began his political career in Charlotte in 1989 when he was elected as an At-Large City Council representative in his first run for an elected office. He was reelected in both 1991 and 1993, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 1993 until elected Mayor in 1995. Since September 2001, McCrory has been called upon by President Bush and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to identify public safety partnerships between local and federal government and develop a local Citizens Corp. In October 2003, Mayor McCrory was appointed by Secretary Ridge to serve on the 12-member Homeland Security Advisory Council. Mayor McCrory graduated from Catawba College in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Political Science/Education. He also received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Catawba College in 2001. Since graduation, he has held several management positions with Duke Energy Corporation. He is married to Ann Gordon McCrory.
Gary Resnick, Commissioner, Wilton Manors, Florida
Gary Resnick has served as a Commissioner of the City of Wilton Manors, Florida (near Ft. Lauderdale) since 1998. In March 2000, the City Commission unanimously selected him as Vice Mayor. Resnick was re-elected to the Commission in March of 2002. He currently serves on the National League of Cities’ Information, Telecommunications and Communications Policy Steering Committee. In 2001-2002, Resnick chaired the Florida League of Cities’ Utilities and Communications Committee and in 2002 chaired the Florida League’s Transportation and Urban Administration Committee, both dealing with communications issues in Florida. Mr. Resnick is now a member of the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors. Mr. Resnick is a communications and utilities lawyer representing municipalities and counties and is well-versed in local telecommunications issues.
Sylvester Sahme, Director, Business and Economic Development, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Sal Sahme serves as the Director of Business and Economic development for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. He also sits on the Oregon Telecommunications Coordinating Council (ORTCC), where he was appointed by the Governor to represent Northwest Indian Tribes. The ORTCC's mission is to find ways to provide all Oregonians with affordable access to broadband digital applications that will improve the quality of life in Oregon communities and reduce the economic gap between well-served and underserved Oregon communities for present and future generations. Sahme is actively involved in the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, an organization representing Indian tribes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Randolph Townsend, State Senator, State of Nevada
Randolph Townsend serves a Senator in the Nevada state legislature where he has served for 20 years. He has been actively involved in deregulating the telecommunications and cable industries in Nevada. As Chairman of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, Townsend authored a legislative initiative which deregulated incumbent local telephone companies’ broadband services. He has also taken a role in introducing local telecommunications competition to Nevada, and in creating legislative mandates for the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to reduce regulation of long distance companies Additionally, he has also helped to pass legislation that required utilities supplying telecommunications services to elementary and secondary schools and public libraries to establish discounted rates.
J.D. Williams, General Manager, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority
J.D. Williams serves as the General Manager of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority. Williams has worked with Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority since 1982, and began his General Manager tenure in 1985. The CRST Telephone Authority was established in 1958 by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe as a 100% Native American owned telecommunications company. Williams provides direct management over four diversified subsidiaries, in addition to the telephone authority -- CRST Telephone CATV Division, CRST Telephone Sales & Service, Cheyenne River Gas Company, and Lakota Network. He is also the Executive Officer of the Lakota Technologies, Inc., another venture of the CRST Telephone Authority. Williams was graduated from the Black Hills State College in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration.