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Our Beginnings

Updated: Oct 5, 2022


In October 2021, Toby and Valerie attended a pre-conference session at the Virginia APCO/NENA Fall Conference. This session was taught by Sara Weston and Halcyon Frank. For introductions they asked attendees to say an adjective to describe them that began with the same letter of their first name. Toby struggled to find the best adjective to describe himself and looked to Valerie for help. Valerie quickly responded Tenacious Toby!

In the months following, Toby continued to learn and build relationships with people in our industry. However, he knew their was an opportunity to make a bigger impact. It was at that point that he reflected back on that influential moment at the pre-conference session. It was at that time the tenacious telecommunicator was born and he had not yet realized it.

In January 2022, Toby successfully launched The Tenacious Telecommunicator Facebook Group. It became apparent that there was an opportunity to further expand our community and services that we offer. Toby collaborated with colleagues to set into motion his dream.

Halcyon Frank, Sara Weston, Toby Akers, Valerie D'Intino, & Deborah O'Brien at VA APCO/NENA Fall Conference 2021

Today we celebrate the amazing community of tenacious telecommunicators that we have collectively built. Our team has had the opportunity to speak at local, state, and national conferences, both in-person and virtually. We have also expanded the services we provide, beyond education, these include The Tenacious Telecommunicator of the Year Award and Actualizing your Potential, our free career consulting service. We look forward to continuing to expand our services and brand recognition to meet the ever-changing needs of our industry. As always, stay tenacious and never stop pursuing your dreams!

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