The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within NTIA to provide emergency responders with the first nationwide, high-speed, broadband network dedicated to public safety.
Term expires: August 2019
Susan Swenson brings extensive experience as a telecommunications and technology executive to the FirstNet Board. She has served as President and CEO of business software provider Sage North America from 2008-2011. Ms. Swenson also served as COO of digital content company, New Motion/Atrinsic, mobile virtual network operator, Amp’d Mobile, and T-Mobile USA. She was also President and COO of Leap Wireless, International (Cricket Communications) from 1999-2004 and President and CEO of Cellular One from 1994-1999. Ms. Swenson serves on the board of Directors of Wells Fargo, Spirent Communications, Harmonic, and Novatel Wireless, where she was appointed CEO in October 2015. She also currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Board of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.