Lesia Dickson serves as the director of field operations for the North region for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). In this role, she leads the team of senior public safety advisors who work with first responders in a geographically diverse region of 16 states. Lesia first joined the FirstNet Authority in 2016. Additionally, she oversees the FirstNet Authority’s emergency communications center efforts within the organization.
Before joining the FirstNet Authority, Lesia worked in the Texas Division of Emergency Management where she implemented and managed the evacuation tracking network for the State of Texas — a system that coordinates a wide array of state, jurisdictional, and private sector resources in order to track thousands of people, pets, buses, and ambulances during widespread evacuations. Lesia has 25 years of experience with AT&T where she served as the strategic account director for state accounts and liaison to the Texas Division of Emergency Management for emergency communications.