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Ben Ealey


Ben Ealey is graduate of Oklahoma State University. He started in wireless telecommunications right out of college with McCall Cellular One. Ben spent the next two decades in the industry, starting out repairing and installing phones and worked his way up the career ladder holding most of the roles in Engineering and Operations. Ben was the National Network Operations Director at Cricket before making a career change to public safety.

Ben spent 5 years as the Emergency Communications Director for the Ada County Sheriff�s Office. In this role he collaborated with agency leadership to develop a new Vision and multi-year business plan to modernize the public safety infrastructure based on the needs of first responders. The new 911 Dispatch center was funded and will be a state of the art facility.

Ben is now leading the FirstNet program for the state bringing his experience and leadership in evolving technology. The transition public safety is beginning was done in the commercial industry many years ago. His understanding of commercial wireless and public safety brings many benefits for the state. Ben is married, hobbies include cars, sporting clays and traveling with his bride.
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updated 3-9-17