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T-Mobile Sponsors Keynote Speaker Luncheon
Featuring Marcus Luttrell
Join us on Wednesday, March 1 for the T-Mobile sponsored Keynote Speaker Luncheon featuring Marcus Luttrell. The luncheon will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Ballroom ABC in the Ft. Worth Convention Center. All full conference registered attendees are welcome to attend the receptions and luncheons and enjoy the complimentary beverage breaks.
Marcus Luttrell is a retired Navy SEAL who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in 2006 by President George W. Bush. Luttrell is now a best-selling author of the best-selling book, Lone Survivor. He also speaks across the country on his experience in Operation Redwing. In 2014, Luttrell’s amazing story made the leap to the big screen with the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor. In an unparalleled and inspiring program, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training and what it takes to join the America’s elite fighting force, to the battle on the mountain and back to his own incredible story of survival and grace. In powerful narrative, he weaves a rich account of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, community and destiny that audiences will find both wrenching and life-affirming.
Tuesday Awards Luncheon to Feature FirstNet President TJ Kennedy
The Tuesday Awards Luncheon will be held on February 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Ballroom ABC at the Ft. Worth Convention Center. During this luncheon, recipients of the Bill Carlson Lifetime Achievement Award and the NATE Distinguished Service Award will be recognized. NATE UNITE 2017 Sponsors will also be recognized at this luncheon. TJ Kennedy from FirstNet will be the featured speaker.
TJ Kennedy was one of the first leaders to join the FirstNet team in July of 2013 and now serves as President of the organization. TJ is an experienced executive with a unique leadership background that includes technology expertise and coalition building as well as hands-on public safety experience in police, fire and emergency medical services. After starting his career in public safety, he advanced to senior-level positions in Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining the FirstNet senior leadership team, Mr. Kennedy was the Director, Public Safety and Security for Raytheon Company, and President of JPS Communications, a subsidiary focused on radio interoperability solutions.
While working with the Utah Department of Public Safety, Mr. Kennedy served as a state trooper and was on the SWAT/Special Operations team. He was also a flight paramedic with Intermountain Life Flight in Salt Lake City and is a past President of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics. Mr. Kennedy was a firefighter and a paramedic for Park City Fire District, and graduated from the University of Utah.
January/February 2017 • Volume 23 • Issue 1