ProfileRalph Haller is a 25 year veteran of the Federal Communications Commission. He held several positions ranging from inspector in the Los Angeles field office to Chief of the Commission’s Private Radio Bureau for nearly nine years. In that position, he was responsible for all policy and spectrum management decisions regarding private radio systems and for issuing over 90 per cent of all licenses issued by the FCC. In addition, he was heavily involved in assisting public safety entities with spectrum issues, including regional plans, rule waivers, and the Public Safety Wireless Advisory Committee. After leaving the FCC in 1996, Haller worked for 16 years as a telecommunications consultant for Fox Ridge Communications, Inc., specializing in technical and regulatory issues, including licensing, rule waivers, radio propagation studies, RF exposure studies, training and development of shared radio systems. He now serves as Executive Director of the Forestry Conservation Communications Association, one of the four public safety frequency coordinators and as chair of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).