Stephen (Steve) Nichols is the Executive Director of the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG). He has led the organization for the last 9 years. PTIG is a not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion and application of the Project 25 (P25) digital radio Standard for Land Mobile Radio technology. PTIG’s members include Radio users, manufacturers, and consultants involved with the development and operation of P25 Public Safety, Government and Critical Infrastructure radio systems. In December of 2013 he retired from Thales Defense and Security, Inc. Mr. Nichols had been with Thales for 16 years leading business development activities for the company’s Project 25 radio product lines, including the Industry’s first Multi-Band Multi-Mode Land Mobile Radio. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Land Mobile and Public Safety Radio Industries in various product development, marketing, and business development positions, having worked for Thales, its predecessor organization Racal, EF Johnson, Bendix King, Uniden, RELM, and Hy-Gain Electronics. Mr. Nichols is a member of APCO, IACP, IAFC, The Radio Club of America, a previous member of the APCO Commercial Advisory Board, a contributor to NPSTC, and has represented numerous manufacturers at the TIA TR-8 standards meetings as well as Project 25 technology panels.