Corey Johns is the Executive Director for Connected Tennessee, a division of Connected Nation, Inc, where he provides leadership and vision to accelerate the growth of broadband and related technology in the state of Tennessee.
Corey joined Connected Nation in February 2009 as Connected Tennessee’s State Operations Manager for the East region. There he implemented, on a regional basis, a statewide strategy promoting the integration and expansion of technology and sustainable broadband adoption programs across East Tennessee. A year later, he was promoted to Senior Stakeholder Relations Manager for Connected Nation, where he served as a primary point-of-contact for state officials, economic developers, key stakeholders, industry representatives and the public regarding the state broadband initiative programs and demand stimulation activities of Connected Nation.
Prior to joining Connected Nation, Corey served as an economic development officer in one of the Southeast’s most dynamic tourism communities. He has broad experience in public and governmental affairs and has worked in the private, public, and not-for-profit arenas. He is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee.