Edward Parkinson, formerly acting executive director at the First Responder Network Authority, has assumed the role on a full capacity.
FirstNet said Thursday the organization published a roadmap for public safety and invested in expanded network coverage and 5G capabilities during Parkinson's tenure as acting executive director.
Parkinson started his career at FirstNet in 2013 and held various posts including the role of director for government affairs. He also worked as a professional staff member for Congress.
Additionally, he assisted former Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King in drafting the initial bill behind the establishment of FirstNet.
“I am proud of the work that we do every day to help public safety and am excited about the opportunity to continue leading the FirstNet Authority as we evolve the network to meet their communications needs,” said Parkinson.