Anthony (Tony) Neal-Graves joined the state in March 2017 to lead the Broadband Office after an accomplished 38-year career in the communications and semiconductor industries. He is responsible for driving the state’s broadband strategy and execution, utilizing public and private sector partnerships to deploy high-speed broadband in communities throughout Colorado.
Prior to this appointment, Tony was Vice President and General Manager of Industrial and Energy Solutions at Intel Corporation. He developed the company’s strategy for investing in the Industrial Internet of Things market. Tony created a new division with industry specific expertise in the manufacturing and energy sectors. Tony’s Intel experience includes an assignment in China as Vice President, General Manager of Intel China and Vice President, General Manager of the PC Client Group, China. Tony’s career includes 22 years in communications with numerous leadership positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, AT&T Corporation, and Lucent Technologies Corporation.
Throughout his career, Tony has been a leader in diversity and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) volunteer efforts. He served on the board for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Tony was an early financial contributor to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) to increase the participation of girls and women in computing. He co-founded the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (CABPES) Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS), resulting in thousands of students achieving undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and science disciplines. Tony received the STEM Global Competitiveness Award at the 25th Black Engineer of the Year Award Ceremony in 2011.
Tony graduated from the Polytechnic University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He obtained a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Computer Science. Tony is a graduate of the Congressional Fellow Program at the Brookings Institute. He and his wife, Lisa, have an adult daughter and live in Parker, Colorado.