FloridaNet Executive Committee

Executive Committee

  • CHAIR: Heath Beach, Florida Department of Management Services, Director of Telecommunications
  • Governor’s Office: Eric Larson,  Interim Executive Director/ CIO
  • Florida Army National Guard: Major Ralph Sullenberger
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Sherri Martin, Development Representative Supervisor
  • Florida Department of Transportation: April Blackburn, CIO  (Pending Vote)
  • Division of Emergency Management: Phil Royce, SWIC
  • Florida Fire Chiefs Association: Evan Bestland, Division Chief Palm Beach Fire & Rescue
  • Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles: Vacant
  • Florida Police Chiefs Association: Daniel Alexander, Boca Raton Police Department
  • Florida Sheriffs Association: Steve Casey, Executive Director
  • Homeland Security Advisor: Donna Uzzell, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Private Sector: Vacant
  • State-wide EMS Representative: Greg Rubin, Communications Chief  Miami-Dade Fire & Rescue
  • Technical Committee Chair: Greg Holcomb, Public Safety Communications Technologies Division Manager
  • Tribal Representative: Vacant, Miccosukee Tribe of Florida
  • Tribal Representative: Vacant, Seminole Tribe of Florida
Executive Committee Alternates
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Mike Phillips, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (FDLE)
  • Boca Raton Police Department: Josh Mindick, Assistant Chief of Police Boca Raton Police Department
  • Florida Sheriffs Association: David Brand, Law Enforcement Coordinator

Ex Officio

    • Ex Officio: Dr. Joe Nelson, Florida EMS Advisor
    • Ex Officio: April Henkel, Florida Health Care Association
    • Ex Officio: John Wilgis, Florida Hospital Association
    • Ex Officio: Dr. Peter Pappas, Holmes Regional Medical Center
Technical Committee Members 
  • Technical Committee Chair: Greg Holcomb, Lake County Public Safety
  • Technical Committee: George Hawkins, Santa Rosa County
  • Technical Committee: Nick Simoncini, FDLE
  • Technical Committee: Alphonso Gordon, Marion County
  • Technical Committee: Terry Nehring, City of Tampa
  • Technical Committee: Richard Steiner, Orange County
  • Technical Committee: Bob Finney, Collier County Sheriff's Office
  • Technical Committee: Cindy Cast, Region 7 Lead Miami-Dade County
  • Technical Committee: Norm Poe, UASI Orlando
  • Finance Committee Chair: Vacant



Purpose of FloridaNet Governance Structure

The creation of the FloridaNet Executive Committee is to oversee the efforts involved in assessing Florida’s strategy for connecting with FirstNet.  The Committee will work to achieve broad participation of the public safety community and its private sector partners in Florida to plan for FirstNet implementation, including design, operation, and governance.

  • Required by the FirstNet/NTIA grant process
  • Representative governance body responsive to the Governor
  • Ensure a superior product through broad participation
  • Participation by the private sector
  • Achieve balance between broad participation and agility
  • Provide appropriate forums for FirstNet issues

FloridaNet Executive Committee Bylaws

FloridaNet Executive Committee Meetings