Meet the Team
Executive Director- Edward A. Reuter
Ed is a native of Evansville, Indiana followed in his father’s footsteps of becoming an Indiana State Police Officer. He began his career with the ISP serving three years as a dispatcher at the Evansville Post. After graduating from the Indiana State Police Academy he was appointed as Trooper to patrol Bartholomew County. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Ed served as Squad Sergeant for 8 years and in 1991 he was promoted to Lieutenant to serve as the District Commander for 11 ½ years of the Seymour Post. In 2002, he was appointed to Captain of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division in Indianapolis and in 2004 he was promoted to Major, serving as Commander of that Division where he concluded his 33 year career. While assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division he served as Vice President and President of Region 3 of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) which represented 11 states in the mid-west.
Throughout his law enforcement career he assisted in developing contingency plans and worked on many major events such as the National Governor’s Association Conference, 1987 Pan American Games, The Farm Progress Show, 2001 World Police and Fire Games, Indiana State Fair. He worked at total of 36 races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which included Indy 500, Brickyard and the Formula One races. In 1995 his Tactical Team of 50 Troopers were assigned by the Governor’s Office to patrol the streets of Gary in an effort to reduce high homicide rate.
In February 2007, he accepted a position as Director of the Bartholomew County 911 Emergency Operations Center serving 10 years in that capacity.
Ed and his wife Lisa reside in Columbus and have been married 43 years have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Deputy Director- Laurel Simmermeyer
Laurel Simmermeyer began her service on the Wireless 911 Advisory Board as the Project Manager in March of 2012 before she was promoted to Deputy Director of the Statewide 911 Board. Prior to joining the Board, she was with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department for nearly 20 years, first as a telecommunicator and then quickly moving into the roll of 911 Coordinator for the county for the remainder of her tenure. Laurel’s Associate Degree in Accounting serves her well as she handles the responsibility of collecting 911 fees from telephone providers and distributing funding to the counties, amongst her other financial and executive duties.
Laurel and her husband, Tom, have two children and reside in Decatur County.
Program Manager Analyst- Jennifer Haag, ENP
Jennifer joined the Statewide 911 Board as Program Manager Analyst in June 2015. Jennifer has been involved with Indiana’s statewide 911 network since its inception. Jennifer accepted a temporary position with INdigital in 2002 that quickly evolved into a full-time position as the 911 Database Administrator. In this position, Jennifer worked with telecommunication companies to provide the dispatch centers with the most accurate location information across Indiana and several other states. Jennifer also served as a customer liaison, developing close relationships with dispatch centers across the state as she coordinated events for a multitude of conferences and training events during the network’s growth and transformation over the years. As her involvement in the network expanded, Jennifer received her Emergency Number Professional designation through the NENA Institute in 2012.
Jennifer and her husband, Chad, have three children and reside in Hamilton County. Jennifer is an alumni of Pi Beta Phi, and attended Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne to study art education.