NASNA Officer Election Results - 2021
iCERT Congratulates NASNA's New Officers
June 24, 2021
The Board of Directors, Staff, and Members of iCERT congratulate the newly elected officers of NASNA for 2021.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Association of State 911 Administrators
Harriet Rennie-Brown, Executive Director
NASNA WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN – June 23, 2021 The National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) today announced its new president and vice president. Kelli Merriweather has moved from vice present of NASNA to the position of NASNA president. Ms. Merriweather is the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) in Austin, Texas. CSEC is a state agency, statutorily designated as Texas’ authority on emergency communication services: 9-1-1 & Poison Control. She is also on the advisory board of the Internet Technology Evaluation Center at Texas A&M University and is also the chair of the FCC’s Strike Force on 9-1-1 Fee Diversion. She is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin.
On her new board role, Ms. Merriweather stated, “I am honored to have been selected by my peers to serve as President of NASNA. NASNA is a very unique organization because it is focused on and comprised of members representing the states and territories 9-1-1 programs and the people who run them. Each state and territory is unique in its 9-1-1 implementation and operation based on its own needs, statutes, and governance. Although diverse in our makeup, NASNA members face many common issues and challenges. As President, I look forward to working with my fellow board members to lead from a perspective of inclusivity to communicate and collaborate to address the many complex issues facing 9-1-1 emergency communications today and in the coming year.”
Budge Currier, 9-1-1 Branch Manager for California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) was elected to the position of NASNA Vice President. Mr. Currier has served with the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) since 2011. Currently, he is responsible for the 9-1-1 Network that supports 438 Public Safety Answering Points with an over 27 million 9-1-1 calls per year. He also serves as the California Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) and is responsible for the Emergency Communications Division that provides communications coordination and statewide response. Budge has over 30 years of communication’s experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Michigan and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. In speaking to his election, Mr. Currier stated, “I would like to thank the members of NASNA for electing me to serve on the NASNA Board as Vice President. I look forward to providing the leadership and vision needed to ensure that the needs of every PSAP can be supported as we embrace emerging technologies to improve 9-1-1 systems with a singular purpose: Saving lives.” In this same NASNA election cycle Adam Wasserman was re-elected NASNA Secretary.
Maria Jacques of Maine will continue to serve on the NASNA board as the immediate past president of NASNA and Daryl Branson of Colorado is serving a three-year term as NASNA Treasurer.