Tina Buneta, CPE, RPL currently serves as the Director of Public Safety Communications for the city of Aurora, Colorado. She began her public safety career in 1999 as a front line telecommunicator for the Colorado State Patrol, and ultimately served the CSP for twenty years as a Communications Training Officer, Communications Supervisor, and Regional Center Manager. Additionally, Tina has over a decades’ experience in strategic planning, goal setting and mission/vision statement articulation. Her experience is diversified between urban and rural centers, large and small. She serves her industry on a larger scale as an instructor and facilitator for the APCO Institute, as an Executive Board member of Colorado NENA-APCO, and as a leadership-focused presenter at national and state-level conferences. Tina’s passion is the cultivation, preparation and empowerment of new leaders, which is achieved through the practice of people-first, strength-based leadership.