CEO & Founder, Community Technology Advisors

Bill Coleman assists communities develop and implement broadband infrastructure and market development programs as the key strategy for economic vitality. As an accomplished community planner and technology consultant, Bill ensures that communities make sound technology decisions using innovative, collaborative strategies.

His creative vision and project management skills have been verified through research and recognized with awards through the American’s Best Communities competition, the Intelligent Community Forum, the Minnesota High Tech Association and the Economic Development Association of Minnesota have each recognized Bill’s work for his clients. Bill’s clients have included Blandin Foundation, Intelligent Community Forum and Strategic Networks Group.

Before founding Community Technology Advisors, Bill managed a regional ISP’s market development program and staffed Minnesota’s Star City and Business Retention and Expansion Programs. Bill has a Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies and Political Science from Mankato State University and studied telecommunications management at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

On behalf of his community, Bill founded TEDxMahtomedi and serves on the board of PCs for People. He is a past board member of the Economic Development Association of Minnesota and Mahtomedi Planning Commission.