Chris Pedersen serves as Vice President of Development and Planning for Connected Nation. Chris acts as the primary relationship manager for placement and development of new broadband access, adoption, and use programming both nationally and internationally. Chris’ experience with Connected Nation has involved work in multiple states and Puerto Rico identifying the broadband goals and needs of various state agencies, libraries, educational systems, etc., and responding with comprehensive solutions to those findings. Chris holds a bachelor of arts in English and Spanish from Centre College and a master of arts in secondary education from the University of Kentucky. He also completed master in business administration coursework with Xavier University, and speaks Danish and Spanish.