Jim GwinnAssistant Executive Director and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Gwinn has led the implementation of a cloud-centric, state-of-the-art portfolio of IT applications, network, tools, and services for FirstNet Authority personnel, enabling full-scale IT solutions. Mr. Gwinn brings over two decades of private-sector experience to the FirstNet Authority, having held leadership positions at global telecommunications businesses, Verizon, MCI, and WorldCom. For Verizon, he most recently served as Vice President of Information Technology-Network Systems, where he was responsible for more than 1,400 information technology professionals across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Before joining the FirstNet Authority in March 2014, Mr. Gwinn was the Chief Information Officer for US Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA). In that role, Mr. Gwinn was responsible for managing FSA's information technology modernization initiatives and updating the agency's legacy technology and operations infrastructure. Mr. Gwinn holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in management with an MBA from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.