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Kenrick Gordon

Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband


Kenrick (Rick) Gordon, P.E. has over 30 years of engineering design and construction administration experience. As the director of Maryland’s Office of Statewide Broadband at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Gordon oversees digital inclusion efforts and the expansion of broadband capabilities statewide to ensure broadband access is available to all unserved households and businesses in Maryland. He works with agencies across county, state and the federal government and with independent provider stakeholders to establish and enact programs to provide statewide access to high-speed internet. Prior to his position at DHCD, he served as the director of the Governor’s Office of Rural Broadband.

Gordon has also served in the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a general field representative for the Rural Utilities Service Telecommunications Program. In this role, he assisted rural telephone companies and internet providers seeking federal funding for telecommunications improvements, including broadband expansion.

Now a resident of Howard County, Maryland, he began his career as a civil engineer in Pennsylvania working with municipalities on public works projects before moving into commercial, industrial development, ultimately managing the engineering arm of a small development company.

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