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Drew Delaney, Director of Growth and Advisory Services, The Public Safety Network
Drew Delaney serves as the Director of Business Development and Advisory Services for the Public Safety Network. In that capacity, he is currently Director of North American Sales at Hypha and Chief Sales and Operations Officer at Allerio, portfolio companies of PSN. Drew has nearly 20 years of experience in wireless technology, public safety and public-private partnerships. His roles have spanned sales and marketing, product development, strategy, and government affairs with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and federal and state governments.
Prior to the Public Safety Network, Drew worked for the First Responder Network Authority on Enterprise Strategy, Products & Solutions, Contract Evaluation, and Government Affairs. He organized and executed the opt-in campaign in 13 states as part of the effort that secured the acceptance of 56 State Plans in anticipation of the FirstNet buildout. Then, he led the organization’s efforts to incorporate public safety user feedback into the development of over 200 specialty devices and IoT solutions for FirstNet. Finally, he helped develop the strategic roadmap for network reinvestment, public safety market engagement, and industry partnership development as part of a newly created Enterprise Strategy team.
Drew’s experience in wireless technology and public safety began in 2005 at Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) working with Congress and the FCC to allocate spectrum to public safety and fund a dedicated wireless broadband network. He then attended the Kellogg School of Management where he interned in Mobile Advertising Sales at Google and served as a part-time Business Analyst for a mobile applications development firm.
In 2012, Drew joined a FinTech start-up as Vice-President of Government Affairs, Sales and Marketing to help develope a public-private partnership with the State of Illinois. Under Drew’s leadership, the firm streamlined payment processing at 28 agencies, signed up over 700 state government vendors, and financed over $1 billion in late payments within two years.
He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Government and American Studies and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management with an MBA in Technology Industry Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. He currently resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife and three children.