"What is FirstNet? And, Why Should I Care?"

In this session, there will be an explanation of what FirstNet is, how it came about, how it will benefit first responders and Alabama citizens, as well as information about Alabama’s FirstNet initiative: ALFirstComm.

Speaker Bio:

Alan Reid

FirstNet outreach & education coordinator
Alan.Reid@ALEA.Gov

Alan currently serves as project manager for an outreach and education program which is tied to the development of a nationwide broadband network designed specifically for first responders. Prior to that engagement, he was project leader working with a large state government agency to help one of its divisions reorganize and develop new business processes. In that work, he developed and implemented a statewide training program, and consulted on ad hoc projects. He also served as a business analyst on a new eligibility determination system for recipients of state assistance.

Prior to joining SummaSource at Auburn Montgomery, Alan was a consultant with a national defense contractor at Maxwell Air Force Base. There, he wrote and edited materials used by the Air War College. Simultaneously, he served as an Anglican priest in Montgomery and Prattville.

Alan earned his Master’s degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Public Relations from Western Kentucky University.