Rudd most recently operated as the town manager and economic development director for the town of Nashville, Ind. There he oversaw seven town commissions, three task forces, directed four departments and served as the town’s public information officer over the course of the last four years. He founded the Brown County Broadband Task Force to help steer the county’s broadband strategy and secured more than $20 million in private broadband investments to expand access to more than 7,500 homes and businesses in the area.
Rudd will be working closely with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and farm businesses within the community on ways to make sure they are keeping up with the advancing technology that will keep the agriculture industry thriving.
Rudd will also be working closely with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to collaborate with communities and identify the best ways to attract reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet to rural Indiana.
As a part of the task set forth for the director of broadband opportunities, Rudd will be working with OCRA on their Broadband Readiness Plan in the Community Development Block Grant Planning Grants program.
Scott understands the important impact broadband access has on the quality of life for Hoosiers who are able to access it. He understands that rural broadband can provide opportunities for employment, help others continue their education and offer more effective and timely communication.
Rudd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and resides in Nashville, Ind., with his wife Erika and their son Carter.