Melanie Neal, ENP Elected to NENA’s Board of Directors

Neal elected 2nd Vice President, will serve as association President in 2024-25

 Today, NENA: The 9-1-1 Association announced that Melanie Neal ENP of Guilford Metro (NC) 911 has been elected by the organization’s members to serve on its Board of Directors and help lead the association’s mission to improve 9-1-1 through standards development, training, thought leadership, outreach, and advocacy.

Neal, who will ascend to 1st Vice President in 2023 and then association President in 2024, is a 33-year public-safety veteran, having served as a telecommunicator, shift supervisor, and operations manager. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Guilford Metro 911, one of the largest consolidated centers in North Carolina.

Active on both the local and national levels, Neal is a current member of the N.C. 911 Board and is a Past President of North Carolina APCO. She is a frequent presenter at public-safety conferences, including most recently at NENA’s 9-1-1 Goes to Washington.

Incumbents retained their seats in the three other board elections, with Cassie Lowery, ENP; Bruce Romero, ENP; and Karin Marquez, ENP continuing to serve in the positions of Southeastern Director, Western Director, and Private Sector Director respectively.

Neal, Lowery, Romero, Marquez, and six other Board of Directors members will be sworn in this June at the NENA 2022 Conference & Expo in Louisville, KY: President, Laurie Anderson, ENP; 1st Vice President, Charlie Cullen, ENP; Immediate Past President, Jennifer White, ENP; Northeastern Director, Erin Malloy, ENP; North Central Director, Leah Hornacek, ENP; and Canadian Director, Holly Barkwell, ENP.