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Interoperability Director- James Baker

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With more than a decade of experience in Public Safety as a Sheriff Explorer, 911 Telecommunicator, Deputy Sheriff, and Radio System Specialist for a county-wide Motorola trunked radio system, James brings a wealth of radio knowledge to UCA. James is an APCO Certified Radio Technician and member of Radio Club of America (R.C.A.). Being a transplant to Utah from Florida, James is intimately familiar with natural disasters and stages of emergency and has a working knowledge of providing seamless interoperability across borders during such emergencies. You will be hard pressed to find someone more driven and passionate on the interworking’s of the day-to-day operation of a wide area, trunked, radio system.




Suzanne Viehweg joins Utah Communications Authority as the Strategic Relationship, Interoperability Manager. She is known as a marketing communications and sales professional with extensive knowledge in managing and growing channel relationships. Having worked in the news media and public safety technology spaces, both domestically and internationally, Suzanne is a proven closer who can plan and implement successful programs to exceed goals. A relationship driven professional who routinely surpasses individual and channel targets in a cross-functional team organization. Suzanne was drawn to UCA for a variety of reasons, including her deep respect for the many unsung heroes, first responders as well as countless others behind the scenes, who keep the public safe. She is originally from San Jose, California but calls Utah home. She is a Brigham Young University Alumnus with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. As a self-described “health fanatic”, you will often catch her hiking, hitting the gym or cooking up some oober healthy dish to wind down from a busy day.