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Connected Nation hires national leader in GIS & Information Technology to guide Data Strategy & Technical Services

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Colin Reilly has joined Connected Nation as its Vice President of Data Strategy & Technical Services

Bowling Green, Kentucky (July 12, 2023) – Connected Nation (CN) is excited to announce that Colin Reilly has joined the national nonprofit as its Vice President, Data Strategy & Technical Services. Reilly most recently served as the Executive Director of Information Technology within the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.

“Connected Nation’s mission to close the Digital Divide is more important now than perhaps at any other time in our company’s history. However, we cannot be successful in this effort without trusted and granular data to properly identify the many facets that define today’s unserved and underserved communities,” said Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, CN. “That’s why we are beyond thrilled to have someone of Colin’s caliber and experience join our team during this critical time for our organization, and more importantly, for our country. He is a proven leader who understands the many issues confronting the access and adoption of this critical infrastructure and has a track record of using technology and data in innovative ways to help tackle those issues in intelligent and more effective ways.”

Reilly has more than 20 years' experience in the delivery and management of large multi-stakeholder projects providing technology solutions to a wide range of industries including municipal government, transportation, planning, engineering, criminal justice, construction, and environment. He’s spent nearly eight years working with the NYC Mayor’s office and before that served as the Deputy Director and then Senior Director of Geographic Information Systems for the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

“I am pleased to join Connected Nation to capitalize on the national nonprofit’s domain expertise and help shape and refine CN’s service offerings during these exciting times in the broadband space,” said Reilly.

In his role as VP, of Data Strategy & Technical Services, Reilly provides leadership, operational oversight, and support for CN’s full portfolio of data strategy and technical service offerings. He also provides cross-vertical support relating, but not limited to, proposals and RFP responses, and will assist Development & Planning, with the development of new service offerings and solutions packages – from granular broadband mapping to internet research projects - which are instrumental to the success of the organization.

About Connected Nation: The national nonprofit’s mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand access to and increase the adoption and use of broadband (high-speed internet) and its related technologies for all people. Everyone belongs in a Connected Nation. Learn more at