Kristi Wilde is a senior public safety advisor for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), serving public safety stakeholders in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. She is also a member of the 9-1-1 and Emergency Communications Centers team, working on behalf of issues important to emergency telecommunicators.
Before joining the FirstNet Authority in 2013, Kristi spent more than 30 years working directly in public safety communications, including 20 years in management of a consolidated regional 9-1-1 communications center in Lane County, Oregon. Kristi was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Oregon Statewide Interoperability Executive Council at its inception in 2002, holding various positions until retiring as acting chair in 2012. On a regional level, she worked closely with others to coordinate and manage the buildout of two regional radio systems and to expand emergency planning for multiple partners. Kristi also worked shortly as an associate with Emergency Services Consulting International.
Kristi is a senior member of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) as well as a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and she remains active with Oregon APCO/NENA. Kristi holds a bachelor’s degree in both sociology and psychology from the University of Oregon.