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Fred Scalera, Director Program Management, Response Operations Group, FirstNet Built with AT&T
Fred Scalera is director of strategy and policy for the FirstNet Program at AT&T and leads the FirstNet Response Operations Group at AT&T. In 2008, he retired as deputy chief with the Nutley Fire Department in New Jersey. During his time there, he was assigned to the Essex County prosecutor’s office Arson Task Force. He also served as an instructor at the Essex County Police Academy for over 25 years. During his career with the Fire Service and municipal government, he became a certified fire official. He served in multiple capacities, including as Emergency Management Coordinator and later as Essex County deputy sheriff and deputy director of the Office of Emergency Management. Mr. Scalera served in the New Jersey State Legislature, rising to deputy speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly. He also served as the Bureau Chief of Interoperable Communications, responsible for the New Jersey FirstNet Early Builder project.