The following list of editorial advisors includes accomplished professionals who provide editorial feedback and direction for MissionCritical Communications, Public Safety Report and RadioResource International. Their insight helps us keep a finger on the pulse of the markets that benefit from wireless voice and data, stay on top of technical trends and guide the magazines' mission. We are grateful for their contribution.
Klaus Bender is the senior director for standards and engineering for the Utilities Telecom Council. Bender, a professional engineer with 30 years of experience in wireless systems, provides technical guidance ot the smart grid standards and spectrum engineering programs. He previously worked as a staff engineer at the FCC, project manager with Itron and vice president of RF engineering at Sitesafe.
707 Delmar St., Mesa, AZ 85203
Mark E. Crosby is president and CEO of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), which provides advocacy, frequency coordination, and spectrum consulting services to enterprises, technology vendors, and communications service providers in the wireless marketplace. Previously, he served as president of Access Spectrum, a 700 MHz band manager licensee, where he continues to serve on the board of directors.
8484 Westpark Dr., Suite 630, McLean, VA 22102
Bill Dean is currently a senior consultant for Communications Planning Consultants, a Minneapolis-based public safety radio consulting group. He is the former executive director of the Metropolitan Radio Board of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Prior to accepting the position as staff head of the Metropolitan Radio Board in 1999, Dean was a marketing communications business owner and a state legislator, who served four terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
8641 Sandro Road, Minneapolis, MN 55438
Joe Hanna is president of Directions and a private consultant in the public safety wireless arena. He is a retired captain of the Richardson (Texas) Police Department and a past president and life member of Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), a member of the APCO Executive Council, a member of National Emergency Numbers Association (NENA), and a fellow in the Radio Club of America.
6805 Clear Springs Circle, Garland, TX 75044
Dale N. Hatfield is executive director of Silicon Flatirons and adjunct professor in the department of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Hatfield was chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the FCC, and immediately prior to that he was chief technologist at the agency.
University of Colorado at Boulder, ECOT 311, 530 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309
Carroll Hollingsworth is chief executive officer (CEO) of DH Marketing, an independent manufacturers’ representative company representing product suppliers for the wireless, land mobile, public-safety communication, OEM and utility industries. Hollingsworth has more than 35 years of experience in the wireless communications industry and is a past president and current officer of the Communications Marketing Association (CMA) board of directors and a director of the Radio Club of America (RCA) board of directors.
PO Box 5680, Lago Vista, TX 78645
TEL: 800-966-3357, ext. 701
Douglas Jarrett is a partner with Keller and Heckman, representing critical-infrastructure industry (CII) companies, state and local governments, and other entities before the FCC and on related telecommunications matters. As part of Jarrett’s wireless practice, he represents CII firms in acquiring spectrum to meet voice and broadband communications requirements from FCC auction winners and advises CII firms on spectrum opportunities, including FCC spectrum auctions.
1001 G St., N.W., Suite 500 West, Washington, D.C. 20001
John Johnson is a consultant for public-safety radio communications. He also works for the Lafayette Group as a COML/COMT instructor. He formerly was a radio system analyst for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), one of the three major divisions of the military department. Johnson also served as the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International local frequency advisor for the state of Tennessee, chairman of the 800 MHz National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) committee, the 700 MHz regional planning committee, and the statewide interoperability committee. He worked for the state of Tennessee in public-safety communications for more than 25 years.
4130 Azalea Ct., Murfreesboro, TN 37128
TEL: +1- 615-398-9110
Craig Jorgensen is project director and co-chair of Project 25/34 and serves
as chairman of the Service Specifications Group (SSG) of the Public Safety
Partnership Programs, Project MESA. Having worked in state government for 30
years, he is a past president and served on the board of officers of both
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and the
National Association of State Telecommunications Directors (NASTD), and is a
Fellow in the Radio Club of America. He is also president of Quantum
Telecommunications, a consulting firm.
1398 Michigan Ave., Salt Lake City UT 84105
Leonard Koehnen PE, is a consulting engineer in electronic communications systems and facilities with Leonard J. Koehnen & Associates in St. Paul, Minn. He has more than 45 years of experience in the mobile communications industry.
9348 Jonathan Rd., St. Paul MN 55125-9157
Dr. Walt Magnussen, PhD is director for telecommunications for Texas A&M University (TAMU) and directs the TAMU Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC). The ITEC is the premier higher education public-safety emergency communications center in the United States. Magnussen has an appointment with Internet2 where he serves as public-safety advocate for the U.S. Unified Community Anchor Network (UCAN) project. This work involves advancing the development of public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband and next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) networks. He has served on two FCC committees and worked on the U.S. Department of Transportation NG 9-1-1 proof of concept project, as well as the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Industry Collaboration Event (ICE). Magnussen is supporting Harris County, Texas, on its public-safety LTE deployment.
4700 Country Meadows Lane, College Station, TX 77845
TEL: +1 979-845-5588
Andy Maxymillian's experience includes more than 24 years in the communications industry. He has spent the past several years as a consultant with Blue Wing Services, providing consulting and project management for various public-safety clients. Blue Wing’s services include design, system integration, deployment and 800 MHz rebanding efforts for various large-scale and multijurisdictional public-safety radio networks. Professional affiliations include the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), the Radio Club of America (RCA), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Maxymillian is certified by PMI as a project management professional (PMP and a board chair of PMI’s information technology and telecommunications specific interest group.
235 Summer Hill Dr., Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Mike Miller is the president of RACOM, which provides mission-critical voice and data services to the public-safety industry in the upper Midwest. Miller held roles of increasing responsibility at RACOM prior to his current position, having started as a vehicle installer and moving up the ranks into operational, financial and business development positions. Miller is the second-generation member of the Miller family to lead the organization, succeeding his father and company founder Gregg Miller as president in 2006. Mike Miller is also the founder and past president of Dynamic Broadband, a broadband wireless Internet service provider.
201 West State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158
Rick Nielson is president of Nielson Communication and Bay Electronics. Nielson has enjoyed a successful career as a professional engineer and small business owner for more than 35 years. His companies have offices in Sturgeon Bay, Green Bay and Appleton, Wis. Nielson has an in-depth knowledge of theory and practical experience in the communications/electrical engineering field, ranging from naval submarine communications systems to satellite communications systems to commercial and public-safety network design and implementation. He works with data communications systems to implement the U.S. utility smart grid. Nielson Communications also designed and built a TETRA demonstration system in the Green Bay area.
25 East Oak St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
John Rayfield Jr. is president of Rayfield Communications, a mobile communications dealer in Springfield, Mo. Rayfield, who has more than 30 years of experience, oversees technical support, marketing and sales at the six-person company. Rayfield holds a commercial radiotelephone license, an extra class amateur radio license and a master electronics technician certification from the Electronics Technician's Association (ETA). He has also performed software development for 20 years, and he regularly consults with several communications equipment manufacturers on technical and marketing issues.
2018 W. Woodland, Springfield, MO 65807
Joe Ross is a partner in Televate, a technology consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Ross has more than 18 years of experience in wireless technology. He is the co-chair for the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) broadband working group.
8300 Greensboro Dr., Suite 600, McLean, VA 22033
Robert Schlieman is a Project 25 Steering Committee member. He was previously assigned to the New York State Office for Technology as project manager of engineering on the statewide wireless network, and spent 20 years as a New York State Police radio engineer. He serves as technical advisor to the New York Statewide Law Enforcement Telecommunications Committee and is an active member of Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
4 Tamarack Lane, Schenectady, NY 12309-1804
Fredrick Smith is telecommunications engineer at Chevron based in Bakersfield, Calif. He has worked in the petroleum industry since 1976 in both automation and telecommunications positions for Chevron, Getty Oil and Texaco. Smith has served on the American Petroleum Institute’s telecommunications committee since 1986, and he is currently vice chair of that committee. Smith also participates on the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) board of directors, serving as chair of the board from 2003 to 2005.
1546 China Grade Loop, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Marilyn Ward is executive director of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC). Ward served 27 years as manager of communications at the city of Orlando (Fla.) Police Department before serving as the Orange County (Fla.) public-safety communications manager. Throughout her career, Ward has managed 9-1-1 infrastructure and call centers, radio systems and services, and nonemergency government information. She also serves on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Safecom executive committee. She also was president of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International from 1992 to 1997 and is a member, fellow and sits on the board of directors of the Radio Club of America (RCA).
318 Palmer Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
Ole Arrhenius is senior system marketing manager for EADS Secure Networks. He is an electronics engineer and has worked previously in the importing, sales, and marketing of various communications systems. He has seven years of experience with PMR and TETRA networks.
PO Box 168, FI-00381 (Hiomotie 32, 00380) Helsinki, Finland
TEL: + 358104080000
/FAX: +358 9 51165931
Carlos Chajin is business development manager for Latin America with U.K.-based Team Simoco. He has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile communications industry. Chajin is based in the Miami area.
10773 N.W. 58th St., #502, Miami, FL, 33178, USA
Peter Clemons is managing director for Quixoticity, a consulting and new technology firm. He previously worked for Teltronic and before that worked on a number of development and privatization projects in Latin America.
13 Ashford Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DA, United Kingdom
TEL: +44 1622 202184
Phil Kidner is chief executive officer (CEO) of the TETRA Association, which represents a membership of 150 organizations from 37 countries. Kidner’s main responsibility is to promote the TETRA standard and its benefits. Kidner joined the TETRA Association in April 2006 from the U.K. Police Information Technology Organization (PITO), now the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA). Having originally joined PITO as a seconded police officer, he retired from the police force in 2003 after 30 years’ service. He is a past president of the British Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (BAPCO).
Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
TEL: +44 1625 267886
David Lum is director of Asia/Pacific product and support operations for Motorola's government and public-safety business. He has more than 24 years’ experience in the two-way radio business and extensive knowledge of a wide variety of markets and applications that use two-way voice and wireless data radio systems. Lum’s work experience includes product development and marketing, systems marketing, manufacturing, systems engineering, field engineering, project and program management, sales and engineering training, and business development.
Marco Morresi is a member of the DMR Association’s marketing working group and a marketing specialist at Selex Communications. Prior to moving to Italy in 2004, Morresi was director of marketing at the Alexander Graham Bell Association in Washington, USA, and founder and part owner of PrimaSat, an Inmarsat and Iridium satellite service provider, applications developer and software solutions integrator for maritime, aeronautical and land mobile users based in the United States, where he managed business and channel sales. Morresi has an MBA in marketing and business management from American University in Washington.
TEL: +39 334 662.8938
Duncan Swan is a partner and head of the public-sector consulting division of Analysys Mason Group in the London office. He has worked primarily with radio communications, for both mobile and fixed applications, and associated technologies. Duncan has more than 20 years of experience in radio systems engineering gained through working for Philips Communication Systems and, since 1995, for Mason Communications.
2nd Floor, NW Wing, Bush House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4PL United Kingdom
TEL: +44 207 395 9035
/FAX: +44 207 395 9001
John Wilkinson is the managing director for Aspiring International, an independent consultancy in New Zealand. He has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile communications industry, including numerous positions with Tait Electronics and most recently serving as a country manager and director for Tait in Singapore. He has also worked for a utility in the United Kingdom and as a consultant in the Australian rail industry. He has worked on projects throughout Southeast Asia, along with consulting on mobile communications for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Aspiring International Pte. Ltd., 36 Newnham Terrace, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
TEL: +64 21 849 694
Jolly Wong is the chief police telecommunications engineer with the Hong Kong Police Force (HKKPF), now serving as head of the communications branch. Wong is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE), along with other computer and engineering associations. He is past chairman of the information technology (IT) division (1994-1996), past chairman of the electronics division (2002-2003) and founding discipline representative of the information engineering discipline (1998-2000), representing the HKIE.
24/F, Arsenal House, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal St., Wan Chai, Hong Kong
TEL: +852 2860 2828
/FAX: +852 2200 4375
Max Zerbst is the principal consultant with Datasel Consulting in Springe, Germany. He formerly was vice president, marketing and sales, for Rohde & Schwarz BICK Mobilfunk. Zerbst has 25 years of experience in the field of mobile radio, spanning systems development, product management, business development, and marketing and sales. He is a member of the IEEE Communications and Computer Society.
Spenner Brink 1, D-31832 Springe, Germany
TEL: +49 5041 971 510
/FAX: +49 501 971 512