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Debbie Gilligan – Technology Developers Group Chair

Debbie Gilligan is a respected leader with over 28 years in the Public Safety industry, beginning her career in 1986 working as an EMT and Dispatcher for Hartson Medical Service in San Diego. After transitioning into the software industry in 1994, she has built a career helping companies bridge the gap between operational business needs and technology integration. A career focused on providing quality patient care, strategic leadership, process development, product management, customer service, and technical expertise to high-growth organizations.

In Gilligan’s current role as Product Strategist at FirstWatch, she is a go-to team member for the coordination, oversight and planning of high-profile projects. She is a key member of the senior leadership team and is an instrumental part of the company’s strategic planning, product direction and management of customer relationships.

Gilligan has extensive leadership training and is an active member of her community. She is a San Diego Business Journal finalist for the 2013 “Women Who Mean Business Award”, Race Chair and Affiliate Board President for the Susan G Komen Riverside/San Bernardino, a Vistage member and speaks at national conferences across the country on situational awareness, operational and quality improvement in Public Safety.