Grant Seiffert has served as a Board of Director to Connected Nation for the last 10 years. Connected Nation is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve digital inclusion for people and places previously underserved and overlooked. Connected Nation’s programs provide community planning, technical assistance, research, mapping and awareness building and education training. He is also a consultant offering strategic and policy services focused on the communications and high-tech industries. He represents WIA, CTA and TIA . Grant has recently been appointed by FCC Chairman Pai’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) to serve on its Working Group on Competitive Access to Broadband Infrastructure. Grant is the former CEO of TIA and served the association for 20 years. He got his start in Washington, DC serving on the personal staff of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ).