James E. Rogers, Jr. (Jim) is president of a growing family of telecommunications companies that include HealthConnect Networks and Mission Broadband. Jim founded his first company, an independent telecommunications and computer consulting firm in 1995. In 2007, he expanded to add the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC), a non-profit network with over 1,100 participating New England health care providers. After working with healthcare organizations through NETC, Jim founded HealthConnect Networks to help health care providers solve challenges around connectivity and networks. Jim most recently launched Mission Broadband with the goal of bringing high-speed internet to every citizen. He is a Trustee on the Board of Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, a Trustee on the Board of Phillips-Strickland House in Bangor, Maine, and previously served as adjunct faculty at Husson University and on the State of Maine Telecommunications Forum. Jim has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine and spends as much time as he can sailing with his wife, children and grandchildren in Penobscot Bay and the Gulf of Maine.