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Silent Key: Marsha Ann Pacolt

Longtime APCO member Marsha Ann Pacolt, 67, died Aug. 23 in Rochester, Minnesota after a battle with cancer. Mrs. Pacolt served as vice president of the Minnesota APCO Chapter from 2008-2014. She had also served on the joint APCO-MSA-NENA conference training committee since its inception in 2007. Prior to that, she served on many APCO training […]

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APCO International 2015 Conference & Expo Ends On High Note

The 2015 APCO International Conference & Expo concluded Wednesday night with similar grand fanfare that accompanied the entire conference. Along with high-quality, informative conference sessions ranging from how to cope with stress in the workplace to updates on the merging FirstNet system, the conference also boasted keynotes speakers such as former United States Secretary of […]

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Brent Lee Takes the Helm as APCO’s New President

Brent Lee was officially sworn in as President of APCO International Wednesday, making a point to thank his wife Penny, saying “She has been my sounding board, my confidant, my rock for the past two years and God willing will continue for the next two.” Lee told the audience attending the President’s Dinner at the […]

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APCO Presidential Awards Presented at APCO 2015

The APCO outgoing President is given the opportunity to publicly recognize an individual or group who has provided a special service or contribution to the Association during the President’s term in office, and on Wednesday night John Wright chose to present two Presidential Awards. The first was presented to the entire APCO staff. “While many […]

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John Wright’s Term as APCO President Ends

John Wright concluded his term as President of APCO International this week, saying it was an honor to hold the position. “APCO International boasts a remarkable tradition and legacy of leadership, and I’m proud to have served as one in a long chain of leaders,” Wright said. Wright reflected on many of the accomplishments of […]

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APCO 2015 Gets Record Numbers

APCO 2015 was truly a success with a turnout of more than 5,700 attendees and exhibitors.  Attendees came from as far away as Senegal, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Australia representing 30 countries.  Attendance was the highest it’s been in the last seven years and the exhibit hall was one of the main features with 282 […]

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FirstNet Announces New CEO and President Positions

Washington, DC – Today, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the restructuring of its senior management positions by creating the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President titles. Technology executive and former public safety professional Michael Poth has been appointed the new CEO of FirstNet, and TJ Kennedy, who had been serving as the Acting […]

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