Alexandria, VA – APCO International officially announced that Stephen Devine has accepted the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mr. Devine joins APCO after previously serving as the Lead Strategist – Public Safety Communications, 9-1-1 & Emergency Management, with FirstNet, AT&T Services, Inc.
As the CTO, Mr. Devine will lead APCO efforts related to Next Generation 9-1-1, cybersecurity and other emerging technologies. He will be further responsible for developing new business strategies related to all APCO technical services.
Mr. Devine has nearly 40 years of experience in public safety communications spanning from dispatch operations, spectrum management and Project 25 technologies. His longtime focus has been on outreach to agencies to ensure their operational needs were being met with technologies. He is a Life Member of APCO and committed to APCO’s success and affirming its role as a leader in advocating next generation public safety communications capabilities.
“We are thrilled to add Stephen to the APCO family,” said APCO Executive Director Mel Maier. “With his years of experience in public safety and expertise in cybersecurity and next generation technologies, we feel confident that Stephen will help lead our association well into the future as our CTO.”
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