Institute Press Releases

October 12, 2016
Contact: Patrick Halley
(202) 383-3356


Washington, DC - The Next Generation 911 Institute (NG911 Institute) is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 board election. Current Board Chair, Mary Boyd of West Safety Systems, was reelected as a Member-at-large. Also reelected in the Consumer Telecommunications Company category were Angel Arocho, Comcast; Donald Brittingham, Verizon; and Joe Marx, AT&T. And joining the board as a newly elected Member-at-large is Lynn Shapiro Starr, Senior Director of Congressional and Corporate Affairs at Motorola Solutions.

“The Institute is fortunate that it will continue to benefit from the vision and leadership of our four returning board members and we are delighted to welcome Lynn Shapiro Starr who will add new perspectives and strengthen the leadership of a Board that already includes some of the brightest minds dedicated to modernizing the nation’s 911 system,” said Institute Executive Director Patrick Halley. Ms. Starr said, “I’m honored and excited to serve on the Board of Directors of the NG911 Institute. I look forward to helping advance the group’s mission critical goal of rapidly deploying NG911 technology. This deployment is crucial to, as we say at Motorola Solutions, helping people be their best in the moments that matter.”

The NG911 Institute works with the Congressional Next Generation 911 Caucus to promote nationwide NG911 deployment through congressionally focused education and awareness efforts. The NextGen 911 Caucus, co-chaired by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) , is the only bipartisan, bicameral organization dedicated exclusively to NG 911 issues and plays a unique role in raising the visibility of NG911 policy issues and funding needs. During the past 13 years, the Institute has successfully raised awareness of 911 issues with members of Congress and their staff and created a platform to recognize the admirable efforts of public safety and 911 industry leaders.

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About the NG911 Institute
The NG911 Institute ( is a not-for-profit organization, which supports the efforts of the Congressional NextGen 911 Caucus. The mission of the NG911 Institute is to assist the Congressional NextGen 911 Caucus by serving as a broad educational resource on issues important to the effective operation and advancement of NG911 services and systems. The overarching objective of the Institute is to advance the rapid implementation of NG911 in order to promote more effective emergency response, improve public safety, and advance national security interests. To this end, the Institute seeks to educate Congressional Members and staff on issues that may impact timely and effective NG911 implementation.

NG911 Institute sponsors include: Comcast, AT&T, CTIA, Comtech, OnStar, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, West Safety Systems, CenturyLink, GeoComm, Mission Critical Partners, Motorola Solutions, NextNav, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, RapidSOS, TracFone, and Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP.

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