N.C. 911 Board Members

The chair of the N.C. 911 Board is the chief information officer of the N.C. Department of Information Technology or the CIO's designee. The board meets at the call of the chair and has a quorum with nine members.

The N.C. 911 Board has 17 members. Eight members represent vendors, including three commercial mobile radio service providers, four local exchange carriers and one VoIP provider. Eight members are local officials representing:

  • League of Municipalities
  • Association of County Commissioners
  • Sheriff and police chiefs
  • Association of Public Safety Communication Officials
  • National Emergency Number Association
  • North Carolina Firemen's Association
  • North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services

Board Members

Name Position Term Committees
Jim Weaver

Chair, N.C. 911 Board

Secretary, N.C. Department of Information Technology

N/A  
David Bone

Executive Director, Eastern Carolina Council of Governments

N.C. Association of County Commissioners

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the Governor

Funding Committee, Chair

Grant Committee

Tommy Cole

Fire Chief, City Of Graham

N.C. Firefighters Association

Dec. 31, 2026

Appointed by the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives

Education Committee
Greg Coltrain

Vice President, Business Development, Wilkes Communications/RiverStreet Networks

N.C. licensed local exchange carrier provider

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives

Funding Committee, Grant Committee, Chair
Brian Drew

Manager, Customer Design and Implementation, Lumen

N.C. licensed  local exchange carrier provider

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the President Pro Tem of the N.C. Senate

Standards Committee
Bo Ferguson

Durham Deputy City Manager

League of Municipalities

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the Governor

Technology Committee, Chair
Greg Foster

Alexander County Communications Center Director

N.C. Association of Rescue & EMS

Dec. 31, 2026

Appointed by the President Pro Tem of the N.C. Senate

Grant Committee

Standards Committee

Chuck Greene

Director – Government Affairs, AT&T North Carolina

N.C. licensed local exchange carrier provider

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives

Education Committee, Chair

Funding Committee

Phil Howell

Sheriff
Ashe County

N.C. Sheriff's Association

Dec. 31, 2026

Appointed by the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives

Education Committee
Melanie Jones

Executive Director, Guilford Metro 911

Association of Public Safety Officials

Dec. 31, 2026

Appointed by the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives

Funding Committee
Jeff Ledford

Shelby Police Chief (Retired)

N.C. Association of Chiefs of Police

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the President Pro Tem of the N.C. Senate

Technology Committee
Joe Prater

Director, State Government Affairs, Charter Communications/Spectrum Enterprises

VoIP Provider

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the Governor

Technology Committee
Kyle Randleman

Vice President, Marketing and Customer Relations
Star Telephone Membership Corp.

N.C. licensed local exchange carrier provider

Dec. 31, 2026

Appointed by the President Pro Tem of the N.C. Senate

Technology Committee
Laddie Rice

Public Safety Account Executive, T-Mobile

N.C. licensed commercial mobile radio services provider

Dec. 31, 2026

Appointed by the President Pro Tem of the N.C. Senate

Technology Committee
Thad Southers

Chief Financial Officer
Carolina West Wireless

N.C. licensed commercial mobile radio services provider

Dec. 31, 2026

Appointed by the President Pro Tem of the N.C. Senate

Standards Committee

Technology Committee

Earl Struble

Senior Manager of Verizon Response/Mission Critical Communication, Verizon Wireless

N.C. licensed commercial mobile radio services provider

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives

Technology Committee
Donna Wright

Richmond County Emergency Services Director (Retired)

National Emergency Number Association

Dec. 31, 2024

Appointed by the Governor

Standards Committee, Chair

Education Committee