First Responder Network Authority
Washington D.C. Metro Area Wireless
TJ Kennedy was one of the first leaders to join the Firstnet team in July of 2013 and now serves as President of the organisation.
TJ is an experienced executive with a unique leadership background that includes technology expertise and coalition building as well as hands-on public safety experience in police, fire and emergency medical services. After starting his career in public safety, he advanced to senior-level positions in Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining the FirstNet Senior leadership team, Mr Kennedy was the director, public safety and security for Raytheon Company, and was president of JPS Communications, a subsidiary focused on radio interoperability solutions.
While working with the Utah Department of Public Safety, Mr Kennedy served as a state trooper and was on the SWAT/Special Operations team. He was also a flight paramedic with Intermountain Life Flight in Salt Lake City and is a past president of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics. Mr Kennedy was a firefighter and a paramedic for Park City Fire District, and graduated from the University of Utah.
Wednesday 7 June 9.00am-9.45am – FirstNet – leading the way for Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Networks