Mr. Mike Poth is CEO of FirstNet. He began his career in public safety with the Tempe, Arizona Police Department where he held various positions in patrol, traffic, detectives, narcotics, and the tactical team. As a Police Captain in Corvallis, Oregon, he held executive assignments leading three different bureaus including the regional 9-1-1 center. Later, as technology senior executive at Northrop Grumman and Hewlett Packard, Mr. Poth led mission critical public safety projects for state and local police, fire, and emergency management services agencies, as well as the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Mr. Poth received a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University and completed executive certifications from the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago.