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Mark43 creates a new board of advisors comprised of law enforcement luminaries

This week marks the inaugural board meeting, where leaders will bring unmatched expertise and experience to Mark43 customers
07 September 2022   •   4 minute read

NEW YORK, September 6, 2022 Mark43, the leading cloud-native public safety software company, today announced the appointment of a new board of advisors, representing  luminaries from the worlds of law enforcement and information technology who will bring unmatched expertise and diverse perspectives to the challenges Mark43 and its customers face. The advisory board will work closely with the company’s executive leadership team to provide strategic counsel and guidance, and ensure that Mark43 continues to provide the ultimate in technology and partnership experience to each of its customers. 

The advisory board members include former leaders from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Boston, Seattle and Miami Beach police departments as well the former chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 

“The Mark43 Board of Advisors is one more way for Mark43 to ensure the most innovative minds in policing are helping out customers solve the most pressing problems in law enforcement,” said Matt Polega, Mark43 co-founder and head of marketing and communications. “Mark43 works with the brightest minds in public safety. These are leaders who have navigated many complex eras in law enforcement and can bring that understanding to Mark43, and ultimately our customers. They will provide invaluable strategic guidance.” 

“I am proud to continue to partner with Mark43 as the company evolves,” said former Boston police commissioner and Seattle police chief Kathleen O’Toole. “It’s impossible to overstate the value of timely and accurate data in policing. Not only does it inform our management decisions, it also helps police departments tell their stories and build trust with the communities they serve.”

“I have long been a believer in Mark43, and everyone who has made Mark43 what it is today,” said former Boston police commissioner Edward Davis. “I look forward to the opportunity to work closely with and advise their leadership team to solve the pressing challenges facing law enforcement.” 

“I am glad for the opportunity to continue to work with Mark43 and to advise their management team as they expand and enter into partnerships with even more public safety agencies around the world,” said former chief of the Miami Beach Police Department Donald De Lucca.

“I am excited for the chance to work with a truly innovative public safety technology company, and to offer advice and guidance as they continue to grow and innovate,” said Zal Azmi,  a former chief information officer of both the FBI and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. “It is critical that public safety agencies understand the intersection of technology and security, and I’m proud to partner with Mark43 to deliver for law enforcement.” 

“I am pleased to be asked to guide and advise Mark43 as we work together to bring the Mark43 Public Safety Platform to even more law enforcement agencies and address the pressing challenges facing leaders across the industry,” said Sir George Hamilton, former chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. “Mark43 will continue to support more law enforcement agencies across the world as they prioritize  21st century technology and deliver for their residents.”

The members of the Mark43 Board of Advisors are:

  • Zal Azmi is a former chief information officer of both the FBI and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys who is currently president and chief operating officer at Innovative Management & Technology Approaches, Inc. Mr. Azmi served for 25 years in a variety of leadership positions within the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and the Intelligence Community. At the FBI and with the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, he established CIO organizations, information assurance and cybersecurity programs, portfolio and asset management capabilities and modernized the organizations’ information technology infrastructures.
  • Edward F. Davis is a former commissioner of the Boston Police Department who administered 6 world championship celebrations and led the highly successful response to the Boston Marathon bombing. Mr. Davis has worked in law enforcement for more than 35 years. He was superintendent of the Lowell Massachusetts Police Department where he began his career as a patrol officer. He is currently the president and CEO of the Edward Davis Company which specializes in business and security services. 
  • Donald De Lucca is a former chief of the Miami Beach Police Department and a former president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He also served as chief of the Golden Beach and Doral police departments in Florida. With the growing popularity of Miami Beach as a tourist destination, Mr. De Lucca, as chief, developed innovative plans to accommodate a steady stream of major events and to balance the uniquely different needs of residents and visitors. He is currently a partner at V2 Global, a risk mitigation and relationship management consulting firm. 
  • Sir George Hamilton, QPM is a former chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Previously, he served as assistant chief constable of the service with responsibility for rural areas and in a number of other police forces, including the Royal Ulster Constabulary. He retired from policing in June 2019 after 34 years having served in Northern Ireland, England and Scotland. Since stepping down as Chief Constable, Sir George has also been appointed to the Board of Cooperation Ireland and provides strategic advice to organizations and governments. He was knighted in 2019.
  • Kathleen O’Toole is a career police officer who led departments in two major cities, as commissioner of the Boston Police Department and chief of the Seattle Police Department. She is recognized internationally as a principled leader and innovator who drives reform and establishes frameworks for effective policing. She chaired the Commission for the Future of Policing in Ireland, served as chief inspector of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate, and was a member of the Independent Commission for Policing in Northern Ireland, considered a critical element of the peace process. A lawyer and Ph.D, O’Toole recently co-authored the book, ‘Seven Ways to Fix Policing NOW.’

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