Solacom Adds Two Public Safety Industry Veterans to Sales Team

CHICAGO, Ill., May 1, 2018 — Solacom, a leader in 9-1-1 call handling and management solutions, welcomes two public safety industry veterans to its sales team. Mary Ehrsam joins Solacom as regional sales director for the Midwest region. Rob Drake is Solacom’s new regional sales director for the Northeast.

Ehrsam has 25 years of telecom and IT experience as Century Link’s lead account manager, where she was the top government account manager for 2017. She has worked closely with state and county governments in Wisconsin in 9-1-1 and public safety, and played a large role in educating governments and public safety answering points (PSAPs) in Wisconsin about Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). Solacom’s Midwest region includes Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Drake has held senior sales positions in the telecom and IT industry for over 30 years with Bell Atlantic/Verizon, Troxell Communications, and Panasonic North America. He has extensive experience working with state and local governments in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and the Atlantic region in 9-1-1, public safety, and law enforcement. He also served as a consultant on the New York City 9-1-1 system replacement. Solacom’s Northeast region covers New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware.

“We are excited to welcome two longtime industry professionals to the Solacom team,” says Tony Parrott, Solacom’s vice president of sales. “Both Mary and Rob have a long history in the 9-1-1 community and a passion for helping governments, PSAPs, and emergency operations centers solve problems and make informed choices about preparing for NG9-1-1.”

About Solacom

Solacom 9-1-1 call handling and management solutions are built on more than 30 years of research and innovation in the application of advanced hardware and software technologies for public safety. Today, Solacom Guardian 9-1-1 solutions support thousands of agencies affecting millions of lives annually. From dense urban environments to statewide deployments, Solacom solutions are trusted to streamline 9-1-1 call handling and management processes and enable more efficient collection of critical information in emergency situations. For more information, visit: