Eric Frederick is the Vice President, Community Affairs, and is responsible for managing the development and implementation of Connected, Connected Nation’s community engagement strategy, across the United States. This position develops and maintains all Connected partner relationships in support of Connected Nation’s mission. In addition, Eric provides primary management, oversight, and support for Connect Michigan’s state strategy as a context for advancing methodologies relevant to Connected.
Prior to his role of Vice President, Community Affairs, Eric served as the Executive Director for Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of Connected Nation working to bring the benefits of universal broadband to Michigan. In this role, he developed relationships with statewide, national, and international groups that are partnering with CN to solve problems of connectivity, and to bolster the value of internet connections. Eric also led a nationally recognized team that produced the nation’s first Certified Connected Community.
Eric holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Planning and a Minor in Geographic Information Systems from Northern Michigan University.