ProfileKaren Ziegler is the Public Safety Program Manager for the Arizona Department of Administration, Office of Grants and Federal Resources and is responsible for the Arizona Public Safety Broadband Network (FirstNet) and the State 9-1-1 Programs. In addition to her current public safety role, Karen has more than 30 years of experience in criminal justice program administration; budget and finance; and full grant life cycle management. Karen retired in 2016 as Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC), the State Administering Agency (SAA) for US Department of Justice and state criminal justice grants. She was responsible for the acquisition, sub-award, management and reporting of over $50 million in federal, state and non-profit grants as well as the oversight of criminal justice technology improvement projects in the state. Karen earned a bachelor’s degree and a master's degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University.