Melvin (Mel) Maier was promoted to Executive Director on July 17, 2023. He brings more than 33 years of dedicated public safety service to his new role. Mel worked as a law enforcement officer for 32 years and was the captain and chief of public safety communications for the Oakland County (MI) Sheriff’s Office before joining APCO in March 2022 as its Chief Technology Officer. At Oakland County, Mel led a staff of more than 90 employees and managed a budget in excess of $11 million. Mel previously served as the vice chair of the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee, chair of the Funding and Sustainment Committee at SAFECOM, and was a founding member of the Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition, of which he is the current chair.