Drew Pappas

Bonfire: Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development, Drew is responsible for building long-term relationships with municipalities, Tribes, ISPs, co-ops, and private entities within the markets Bonfire works in. He acts as a liaises with different community leaders to show the tremendous value that high-speed internet connections can bring to a community. He believes that broadband is for all, not for some, and is a strong proponent for eradicating digital inequity with infrastructure and services that last for generations. While spending the last seven years in the telecommunications industry, Drew has worked in multiple fields including construction, OSP engineering, broadband consulting, and now business development. He works closely with our broadband planning team and has been instrumental in helping our partners receive over $125M in state and federal funding since 2021. Drew is crucial in working with communities to help clarify stakeholder needs, navigate corporate process, and making sure that Bonfire brings choice, innovation, and competition into every market we work with.