Jacque Waring serves as the director of field operations for the Central region for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). In this role, she leads a team of senior public safety advisors who work with first responders in a geographically diverse region of 14 states. Additionally, she oversees the FirstNet Authority’s Tribal Team and leads governance efforts within the organization.
Jacque has over 25 years of experience in communications and information technology, primarily working with state governments. She was previously appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to serve as the deputy cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Department of Information Technology and the deputy state chief information officer. In these positions, she played an instrumental role in implementing the New Mexico Statewide Interoperable Radio Communications Internet Transport System (SIRCITS). She also led FirstNet education and outreach efforts in New Mexico and implemented the Early Builders Initiative to facilitate the deployment of a public safety LTE system in the New Mexico/Mexico international border region. While serving as the chief technology officer for the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Jacque was also appointed as the statewide interoperability coordinator.
In addition to her work within the government, she spent 10 years in the private sector, working in regulatory, technical, engineering, and customer service roles.