John Hunt is the First Responder Network Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor for the 9-1-1/Emergency Communications. For more than 25 years, he has been a part of the 9-1-1 community, investing heavily in the field of emergency communications. He earned a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University, worked as a 9-1-1 product manager for AT&T and Regional Bell Companies, and worked as the NG9-1-1 Director for Telecommunications Systems. He also has extensive experience with 9-1-1 public policy, serving as the Governor of Michigan’s appointee to the State 9-1-1 Committee for 25 consecutive years and as OnStar’s 9-1-1 Public Policy Manager. For the past three years, he has been a Senior Public Safety Advisor with the First Responder Network Authority, handling consultation and outreach activities for the states of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, while maintaining his position as a long-term member of APCO and NENA.
John is available to meet or talk with agencies who want to learn more about FirstNet and help the First Responder Network Authority shape the future of the FirstNet network and public safety communications.