Julie Stinson is President of 5 Star Team. She is a 34 year resident of Alaska and has managed technology projects for the last 20 years. Over the last 2 years she has worked with the State of Washington and the State of Alaska on narrowbanding planning and critical communications data management. Prior to that, she was Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Communications in support of the State of Washington’s 2010 Olympic Communications Interoperable Working Group; Project Manager for the Alaska Land Mobile Radio Project; and Communications Project Manager for the Alaska Railroad. In 2001, she led the Alaska Land Mobile Radio Project, a consortium of federal, state and local entities, from project startup, through a Concept Demonstration project. Her experience includes federal, state, local, non-governmental interagency program development, project planning, work process analysis, requirements definition, data integration and geographic information systems (GIS). Ms. Stinson’s roles have varied widely as program and project manager, technical lead, project coordinator, senior business analyst, marketing support analyst and trainer. As a principal of 5 Star Team, Ms. Stinson and the 5 Star Team have worked at both at a national level for DHS OEC and at an Alaska level working with local users to update Regional Tactical Communications Plans and training and exercise support for several combined military/state exercises
Joe Quickel - General Manager/ Project Manager
Joe Quickel has over 35 years of experience as an analyst, consultant and manager in the planning, analysis and implementation of processes and technology solutions for government and private sector clients. Mr. Quickel has also had significant experience managing larger technology projects as well as IT, telecom and document management organizations. His strength is his broad technical, financial and project management experience across a wide range of industries. For the last two years, Mr. Quickel has led end user radio training projects in Alaska and Washington and has trained over 1,200 students in public safety communications and communications planning using the Comms360 model. Prior to that, Mr. Quickel headed the Project Management Office for the Alaska Land Mobile Radio Project for 5 years. In this position he played a critical role in financial analysis, exercise support, user transition and communications planning and led SCIP review, TICP update, gateway implementation and business case initiatives. He has an MBA, has earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential, was recently named one of the Top 21 Communications Consultants in the United States by Mission Critical Magazine and speaks regularly at national and regional public safety communications conferences.
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