John Foley, Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition
In his role, John not only provides day to day Coalition management, but also develops and deploys SBC's mission-driven thought leadership, public policy, and lobbying efforts. John has extensive experience in analyzing and developing positions for telecommunications regulatory and legislative issues involving federal and state agencies and legislative bodies.
John is co-author of The Complete ERCES Handbook – with NICET In-Building Public Safety Communications (IB-PSC) Study Guide, the definitive resource for learning and reference material pertaining to Emergency Responder Communications Enhancement Systems (ERCES).
John currently serves on the TIA Smart Buildings Working Group and Public Safety Subgroup, the CTIA Smart Cities Steering Committee, IWCE Advisory Board, and the NATE DAS and Small Cell Working Group. John is also a certified ERCES instructor for the Florida State Fire College.
John has held key business development, operations, engineering, and executive roles at telecom service companies such as Level 3 Communications, MFS, and MCI. John was a co-founder of Nextlink (later named XO Communications) where he served as VP of Operations and Engineering and VP of International Network Development. John led dark fiber provider City Signal Communications in the position of President and CEO. John also served for five years in the role of Capture Director and engineering team lead for a leading DAS Integrator.