The FirstNet network will complete their initial network build out in less than a year and is approaching 3 million connections but keeps pushing forward with advancing the network with new features and coverage models to ensure public safety have the network they want and need.
Ms Lisa Casias joined the FirstNet Authority as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in November 2019. In this role, she is responsible for providing executive leadership and overall direction to key FirstNet offices and functions; assisting in the development and implementation of policies and strategies; and assisting in the oversight of FirstNet Authority day-to-day operations.
Prior to joining the FirstNet Authority, Ms Casias worked at the Department of Commerce, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (DASA) within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration (OCFO/ASA). She also performed the duties of both the CFO/ASA and DASA roles from January 2017 through January 2019. Immediately preceding her assignment as the DASA, Ms Casias served as the Department’s Deputy CFO and Director for Financial Management.
Ms Casias is a Certified Public Accountant and holds her BBA in public accounting from Pace University. She is the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Distinguished Rank Award and has served as the National President of the Association of Government Accountants.