We have several executive board changes to announce.
As most of you know by now, the passing of Patti Walsh left a vacancy in the position of South Region Vice-President. Mike Morgan, from the NJ Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services (OETS) was appointed to fill the position by President Faenza.
Private Sector Vice-President, Daryl Doran, formerly of Cassidian Communications (Now known as Airbus DS Communications), decided that it was time to retire. We thank Daryl for his years of service to NJ-NENA and we wish him all the best and we trust that he will enjoy retirement.
Taking Daryl’s place is Dara Orsini, Client Solutions Executive with Micro Strategies in Denville, NJ. I’m sure many of you will recognize Dara as a long-time exhibitor at our annual conferences. We welcome “new blood” to the executive board and we all look forward to working with both Dara and Mike.
Ray Strilec, who was appointed to serve as Second Vice-President at this past year’s conference, had to step down from the position because he has accepted employment in the private sector, performing technical support duties for Eventide, Inc., located in Little Ferry, NJ. To prevent conflicts of interest, NENA and NJ-NENA by-laws limit private sector income to only fifteen percent of an Executive Board member’s total income. This rule, of course, does not apply to the Private Sector Vice-President. Past-President, Gareth Williams accepted the appointment to serve as Second Vice-President.