Director of Business Development and Advisory Services, Public Safety Network
Drew Delaney serves as the Director of Business Development and Advisory Services for the Public Safety Network. Drew has nearly 20 years of experience in wireless technology, public-private partnerships and public safety. His roles have spanned government affairs, business development, marketing, product development, and strategy with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and federal and state governments.
Prior to the Public Safety Network, Drew worked for the First Responder Network Authority on Enterprise Strategy, Products & Solutions, Contract Evaluation, and Government Affairs. He led the organization’s efforts to incorporate public safety user feedback into the development of specialty devices and IoT solutions for the FirstNet network, and helped develop the strategic direction for network reinvestment, public safety market engagement, and industry partnership development.
Drew’s experience in wireless technology and public safety began in 2005 at Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) working with Congress and the FCC to allocate spectrum to public safety and fund a dedicated wireless broadband network. He then attended the Kellogg School of Management where he interned in Mobile Advertising Sales at Google and served as a part-time Business Analyst for a mobile applications development firm.
In 2012, Drew joined a FinTech start-up as Vice-President of Government Affairs, Sales and Marketing to help developed a public-private partnership with the state of Illinois. Under Drew’s leadership, the firm streamlined payment processing at 28 agencies, signed up over 700 state government vendors, and financed over $1 billion in late payments within two years.
He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Government and American Studies and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with an MBA in Technology Industry Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. He currently resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife and three children.