ABOUT / Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson
Strategic Advisor
Public Safety
Tallahassee, Florida

Laurie Anderson joined TSG Advisors after many years of dedication to the public safety and emergency communications industry. Through three decades of experience, Laurie has worked to improve emergency response systems, advance legislative action, and integrate new technology for the next generation of telecommunicators.

Laurie’s initial interest in the public safety industry can be attributed to her strong family connection to law enforcement. However, it was shortly after she began answering the call as public safety telecommunicator that she found her passion. What started as a job, soon became a career and her lifework. Laurie quickly advanced through roles of trainer, supervisor, training coordinator, and later becoming the 9-1-1 Manager for the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Throughout her 32-year career, Laurie has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public safety, but it was the experiences that she faced while under the headset that inspired Laurie to become a pivotal figure in advancing and improving 9-1-1 and emergency response systems. Her passion for the industry and the people she serves continues to grow and is excited about the opportunities to advance 911 in her new role with TSG Advisors.

Laurie has held various leadership positions, working with other industry professionals to advance legislative priorities for emergency response and drive industry collaboration at the local, state and federal levels. She currently serves as an at-large representative of the Florida Emergency Communications Board and is the current National Emergency Number Association Immediate Past President. She is a former Florida Chapter of NENA President, has previously served on the NENA Education Advisory Board, and was a founding Co-Chair of the NENA Wellness Committee, a group dedicated to providing mental health resources to telecommunicators.

Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in public safety management from Edison College and a master’s degree in educational technology from Florida Gulf Coast University.

When she is not serving in her community, Laurie enjoys biking, camping and traveling with her husband. Her family is her top priority and when she is not working, she is spending time with them.

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