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NENA Development Steering Council

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DSC Membership

The Development Steering Council (DSC) acts as a steering and alignment body for the NENA Development Group Committees, and consists of the following:

  • Two Co-Chairs, recommended by the NENA President and approved by the Executive Board annually. As such, the Board retains authority over the decision making regarding who serves in those two roles (and all other subordinate DSC roles);
    • The Co-Chairs are one each from "Private Sector/Commercial”, and "Public Sector/Government”.
  • The appropriate NENA staff, assigned by the CEO
  • The Co-Chairs of the Development Group Committees
    • In the absence of a Committee Co-Chair at a DSC event, the Co-Chairs may designate a Sub-Committee or Working Group Co-Chair as the Committee representative.
  • Committee Advisors may serve as DSC members if so assigned by the DSC Co-Chairs.
  • NENA Executive Board Liaison to DSC: The primary representative is suggested to be the 2nd VP, to provide an opportunity for the President-Elect to understand the processes and on-going activity of the Development Committee. An alternate representative should also be designated, to ensure the Board remains updated on current activities.

DSC Co-Chairs

Jim Shepard ENP

911 Datamaster
Vice President of Product Evolution
(512) 656-7713

Pete Eggiman ENP
Metropolitan Emergency Services Board
Director of 9-1-1 Services

DSC Administration

  • The DSC will meet quarterly with the NENA CEO. The mode of the meeting may be in-person, web conference, etc. Any travel and associated costs for these 4 meetings to be covered by a budget under the direction of the CEO.
  • Coordination of Development Group activities as they impact budgeting and other logistical matters is under the oversight of the CEO. The CEO has responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the organization. As such, the Development Group reports to the CEO for all such decision making.
  • The two DSC Co-Chairs appoint the Development Group Committee Chairs, reviewed annually (they serve at the pleasure of the DSC Co-Chairs);
  • The Development Group Committee Co-Chairs choose their own Sub-Committee and Working Group Co-Chairs subject to the approval of the DSC Co-Chairs. Co-Chairs for Individual Committees should not be from the same employer and one must be from the public sector and one from the private sector.

DSC Members

  • Pete Eggimann, ENP
  • Jim Shepard, ENP
  • Bob Sherry, ENP
  • Jim Goerke, ENP
  • Wendi Lively, ENP
  • April Heinze, ENP
  • Rick Blackwell, ENP
  • Michael Smith
  • Nate Wilcox
  • Steve O'Conor, ENP
  • Richard Ray
  • Donna Platt
  • Shelly Guenther, ENP 
  • Rachel Bello
  • James Leyerle, ENP
  • Sonya Clauson, ENP
  • Sandy Beitel
  • Tom Breen, ENP
  • Tony Busam, ENP
  • Robert Gojanovich, ENP
  • Marc Berryman, ENP
  • John Haynes, ENP
  • Mike Vislocky
  • Roger Marshall
  • Chris Carver, ENP
  • Roger Hixson, ENP
  • Delaine Arnold, ENP - Committee Resource Manager

NENA Development Group Documents

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Organizational, Procedural and Process documents for the NDG. The NENA Development Group (NDG) combines the former Technical and Operations Committees into a single Development Group. The NDG was formed in 2011 to identify a more efficient development committee structure and process in recognition of the changes currently underway in the 9-1-1 industry.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
NENA ADM-000 Master Glossary PDF (1.98 MB)  more ] Administration 2/16/2016
NENA ADM-001 NDG Organizational Structure PDF (431.59 KB)  more ] Administration 2/16/2016
NENA ADM-002.1 NDG Process Document PDF (645.04 KB)  more ] Administration 2/16/2016
NENA ADM-003 Issue Submission & Charter Form DOCX (63.71 KB)  more ] Administration 2/16/2016
NENA-ADM-009 Committee Leadership Application DOCX (36.81 KB)  more ] Administration 4/18/2016
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