Communicating with Influence
Jun 18, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Lunch/ PGAC Presentation
Jun 18, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Keith Flewelling assumed the role of Executive Director in January 2016. His extensive knowledge, skills, and abilities were gained from education and over 30 years of public safety work experience. Keith is not a technician or engineer but much of his work experience has been managing technical personnel and systems.
Keith spent 20 years working at American Medical Response (AMR) – his last position at AMR was Vice President of Operations for Oregon and SW Washington, but he spent many of his years there as the Communications Director for the region. The Communications Division responsibilities included land mobile radio, telephony, call intake, dispatch services and systems. After leaving AMR in 2004, he became the Technical and Support Services Division Manager at Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA). In this role, Keith managed the Clark County Public Safety Radio System, an 800 MHz trunked simulcast system, as well as all technical personnel and systems for the agency. In 2012, Keith joined the ADCOMM Engineering team as a senior consultant, providing management and operations consulting within the public safety communications industry.
Over the past several years, Keith has been very active with the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), both in Washington State and nationally. He represents NENA on the State E911 Advisory Committee and is the Chair of the APCO-NENA Public & Government Affairs Committee. He has also been a member of the State Advisory Workgroup (SAW) to the State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) since 2006 and is now an member of the SIEC representing Washington State APCO/NENA.