Jessica Golden Named FRS Executive Director

For Immediate Release
Contact: Hillary Crowder, hcrowder@ntca.org, 703-351-2086 

Arlington, Va. (August 4, 2015)—The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) is pleased to announce that Jessica Golden has been named executive director and will oversee the foundation’s initiatives. 

Prior to her appointment to FRS, Golden served as strategic outreach manager for NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and led the association’s first, targeted outreach initiative to develop strategic relationships with national organizations in education, health care, public safety, small business and agriculture. She also served as a Congressional staffer for Rep. Kurt Schrader (D–Ore.). 

“Jessica has played an integral role in expanding NTCA’s strategic relationships with those entities committed to improving life in rural America and has proven that she is a team player, committed to the association’s members and to rural America,” said Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA chief executive officer. “We are thrilled to welcome her into this new role.” 

Golden earned a Bachelor of the Arts and Sciences and Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia. She also serves as a board member for the National Rural Economic Developers Association.

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The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and its members, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. FRS is committed to educational achievement in rural communities, recognizing that tomorrow’s economic and civic development depends on the involvement and commitment of today’s youth. Visit us at www.frs.org. 

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at www.ntca.org.