Program Advisory Groups

As a member-owned technology community, Internet2 must ensure that its resources and efforts are used to benefit community members and advance their research, education and service missions. Program Advisory Groups (PAGs) provide an essential channel of community input to advise and guide the creation and direction of Internet2 programs and services. The following PAGs are currently active.

Trust & Identity

Internet2 executive liaison: Kevin Morooney, Vice President of Trust & Identity Services

Internet2 staff liaison(s): Elaine Alejo, Assistant Program Manager

Brad ChristEastern Washington UniversityAssociate Vice President for Information Technology
Marc WallmanNorth Dakota State UniversityVice President for Information Technology
Mark JohnsonUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel HillAVC Communications Technologies
Margaret CullenPainless SecurityPresident/CEO
Laura PaglioneSpherical Cow GroupPartner
Klaas WierengaGÉANTChief Information & Technology Officer

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External Relations

The primary purpose of the External Relations PAG (ERPAG) is to advise Internet2 management on public policy matters and strategic planning relevant to the Internet2 community. These responsibilites may include, but are not limited to:

Internet2 executive liaison: John Morabito, Vice President of External Affairs and General Counsel

Internet2 staff liaison(s): Samuel Burns, Program Manager, External Relations; Matthew Hall, Program Manager, External Relations; Danielle Rodier, Sr. Director, Government Relations

William ByersMOREnet (Missouri Research and Education NetworkDirector of Strategic Initiatives
Jarret CummingsEDUCAUSEDirector, Policy & External Relations
Cyril DaddCenturyLink, Inc.Director, Federal and Legislative Affairs
Tony GibsonUniversity of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh CampusExecutive Director for Federal Relations
Lev GonickArizona State UniversityChief Information Officer
Ilse KoningSurfnet BVAdvisor Public Affairs
John MorabitoInternet2Vice President, External Relations, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Brian NicholsUniversity of KentuckyCIO
Doug WasitisIndiana UniversityDirector of Federal Relations

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Community Engagement

The Community Engagement (CE) PAG provides valuable input to Internet2 regarding community engagement opportunities and events, member programs, and marketing and communications. It provides key member perspectives on the benefits and value of Internet2 membership. The CE-PAG plays a key role in ensuring that member voices are heard and that the value proposition for all Internet2 members remains a top priority.

Internet2 executive liaison(s): Michael Erickson, Associate Vice President, Community Engagement; Ana Hunsinger, Vice President, Community Engagement

Simeon AnanouUniversity of VermontChief Information Officer
Brice BibleSUNY (State University of New York) – University At BuffaloVP/CIO
Cortney BuffingtonKanREN (Kansas Research and Education Network)Executive Director
Deborah DentJackson State UniversityCIO
Saira HasnainUniversity of FloridaAssociate CIO
Vince KellenUniversity of California – San DiegoCIO
Sharon PittUniversity of DelawareVice President of Information Technologies
Carrie RamppFranklin & Marshall CollegeVice President & CIO
Sam SegranTexas Tech UniversityCIO & VP for IT
John SuessUniversity of Maryland – Baltimore CountyVice President, Information Technology & CIO

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Internet2 NET+

The NET+ PAG provides community input and guidance to the creation and direction of our NET+ programs and services.  Comprised of leading academic member institutions as well as two regional program representatives, the group serves as the community body providing guidance on the size, makeup, technology standards, and financial objectives of the NET+ portfolio of services.

Internet2 executive liaison: Kevin Morooney, Vice President of Trust & Identity Services & NET+

Internet2 staff liaison(s): Elaine Alejo, Executive Assistant to Vice President, T& I /NET+ Services; Sean O’Brien, Director, NET+ Cloud Services

Kitty BridgesNYU Interim Chief Information Officer
Virginia EvansUniversity of VirginiaVice President and Chief Information Officer
Mark HendersonUniversity of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh CampusChief Information Officer and Vice Chancellor
Eric HoferUniversity of WashingtonAssociate Vice President for Academic Services and Deputy Chief Information Officer 
Loren MalmBall State UniversityVice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Kevin MorooneyInternet2Vice President, Trust and Identity Services & NET+
Michele NorinRutgers, The State University of New JerseySenior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Matthew RileyUniversity of Illinois – ChicagoChief Information Officer and Vice Chancellor
John Suess*University of Maryland – Baltimore CountyVice President, Information Technology & CIO
Cheryl WashingtonUniversity of California – DavisChief Information Security Officer


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Network Architecture, Operations and Policy (NAOP)

The NAOPpag provides strategic advice to Internet2 executive leadership on all aspects of designing, operating, sustaining and coordinating advanced network services that support the requirements and aspirations of the Internet2 community for advanced global end-to-end network capabilities.

Internet2 executive liaison: Rob Vietzke, Vice President, Network Services

Internet2 staff liaison(s): Kathleen Kay, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Network Services; Linda Roos, Sr. Director, Service Implementation & Retention

Sarah ChristenCornell UniversityDirector, IT Infrastructure
Michael CornUniversity of California – San DiegoCISO
James DeatonGPN (Great Plains Network)Executive Director
Andrew GalloGeorge Washington UniversityPrincipal Network Architect
Bernard S. GulachekUniversity of Minnesota – Twin CitiesVP for Information Technology and CIO
Jonah KeoughPNWGP (Pacific Northwest GigaPOP)Managing Director
Cindy LeavittThe Ohio State UniversityCIO/Vice President
Derek MassethSun Corridor Network (Arizona)Executive Director
Shawn McKeeUniversity of MichiganResearch Scientist
Jessie MintonUniversity of OregonVice Provost for Information Services and CIO
Daniel SchmiedtTexas A&MAssociate Vice President, Enterprise Networks
Tracy SmithUniversity of Illinois – Urbana-ChampaignDeputy CIO for Innovation & Technology Strategy
James StewartUETN (Utah Education Telehealth Network)Chief Technology Officer- UEN Technical Services
Scott ValcourtNortheastern UniversityAssociate Teaching Professor
Robert VietzkeInternet2Vice President, Network Services
Rodney WilsonCiena CorporationChief Technologist, Research Networks

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