President and CEO
Executive Assistant: Valerie Johnson
Howard Pfeffer began his tenure as Internet2 President and CEO on June 12, 2017.
Howard Pfeffer is a Technology Executive with over 30 years of experience in networking, systems and software engineering and is known for helping to pioneer the development of Broadband Internet, Voice over IP, Community Wi-Fi, and Business Services in the cable industry. He was most recently the Senior Vice President of the Broadband Technology Group at Time Warner Cable. In that role he led the architecture, engineering and development of the telecommunications infrastructure for Residential and Business Services. Pfeffer is a seasoned leader in the broadband industry and he possesses deep technical knowledge and an excellent track record of partnering and collaboration to convert technical capabilities into successful business outcomes.
When Pfeffer joined Time Warner in 1995, he was one of the original members of a small team that helped pioneer cable broadband efforts. By developing new IP technologies, Pfeffer and his team helped to increase speed and reliability of Time Warner’s infrastructure that ultimately helped provide user-centric services across the organization.
Prior to his numerous leadership roles at Time Warner Cable, Pfeffer held engineering and technology positions at organizations such as America Online and Road Runner. Over the course of his career he has been awarded multiple U.S. patents.
Pfeffer earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.