Nate Smolinski

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Speaking at:

Bridging Communications Technology: A Discussion on Integrating LMR and LTE

About this Speaker

Nate Smolinski

Chief Technology Officer
Wyoming Department of Transportation

Nate Smolinski was appointed the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Chief Technology Officer in 2022 and oversees the department’s Emergency Communications/Telecommunications, Global Information System/Informational Technical Services/TMC and Information Technology/Data Storage/Web Applications programs. In addition, Smolinski was designated by Governor Mark Gordon as the 911 coordinator for the state of Wyoming.
Smolinski started with WYDOT in fall of 2011 in the former Telecom department as a telecommunications specialist. He moved up the ladder, serving as senior telecommunications technician in Lander and Emergency Communications district supervisor in Sheridan. In the summer of 2016, Smolinski moved to Cheyenne for a promotion to WyoLink system support manager and, in 2019, emergency communications program manager.
He also serves as a representative for WYDOT and the state on a number of national boards and committees, including the Cyber Infrastructure and Security Agency National Conference of Statewide Interoperable Communications; the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group; and as the state point of contact for ATT - FirstNet’s Wyoming initiative.
Prior to his time with WYDOT in Wyoming, Smolinski oversaw a communications contracting company, installing networks and infrastructure for New York State Government Facilities.