Broadband Project Director, Region 10 LEAP

Chris was brought on to the Region 10 team to help manage the 15-million-dollar middle mile fiber construction project connecting six counties and their associated municipalities in western Colorado. Prior to his work with Region 10 Chris ran Kennedy Telecommunications Services LLC, providing services and support to small office and residential clients and telecommunications services in gas and oil field locations.

After leaving the military, Chris started his technology career in cable television as a field technician in Massachusetts, eventually holding roles as Director of Engineering and Technical Operations for multiple companies over the years in many locations throughout the US, giving him valuable experience in government relations, budget management and technological development in diverse economic and geographic environments.

Chris is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps with two sons, four grandsons and a wonderful fiancée. A tenor sax player, Chris studied Jazz Composition and Arrangement at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA., Business Administration and Accounting at Nichols College in Dudley, MA. and Computer Sciences at Colorado Mesa University. He is a hockey player, coach and referee.

Chris was elected to the Grand Junction City Council in April 2015.