GRM Networks Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Bailey has been appointed to the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Board of Directors. FRS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that was established in 1994 by NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association. FRS acts as its philanthropic arm by supporting rural telecom companies and their communities, consumers and policymakers with educational information, scholarship opportunities and programming.

“Programs administered by the Foundation for Rural Service cover a wide range of areas that are critical to rural communities,” said Bailey. “FRS programs positively impact rural America through telehealth and economic development as well as engaging and educating our policymakers. GRM Networks partners with FRS to offer leadership experiences and scholarship opportunities to area youth whose parents or legal guardians are members of our cooperative. Our FRS partnership also offers our communities grant opportunities through the FRS Community Grant Program.”

Bailey, along with other board members, will provide leadership and direction shaping these philanthropic and educational programs.