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Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group

Group Chair(s):
Robert Vietzke
Group Type:
Advisory Group
Group Areas(s):
Advanced Networking, Governance
The NAOP Program Advisory Group 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 staff liaison(s): Kathleen Kay, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Network Services; Linda Roos, Sr. Director, Service Implementation & Retention
Member Affiliation Title
Melody Childs Texas A&M University Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
Sarah Christen Cornell University Director, IT Infrastructure
Michael Corn University of California - San Diego CISO
James Deaton GPN (Great Plains Network) Executive Director
Bernard S. Gulachek University of Minnesota - Twin Cities VP for Information Technology and CIO
Jonah Keough PNWGP (Pacific Northwest GigaPOP) Managing Director
Derek Masseth Sun Corridor Network (Arizona) Executive Director
Shawn McKee University of Michigan Research Scientist
Michele Norin Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Daniel Schmiedt C-Light CEO
Antonius (Frank) Seesink University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Senior Network Engineer/NTAC Rep
Tracy Smith University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Deputy CIO for Innovation & Technology Strategy
James Stewart UETN (Utah Education Telehealth Network) Chief Technology Officer- UEN Technical Services
Scott Valcourt Northeastern University Associate Teaching Professor
Robert Vietzke Internet2 Vice President, Network Services
Rodney Wilson Ciena Corporation Chief Technologist, Research Networks

To learn more about the Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group, please send email to Kathleen Kay (

upcoming events

Watch here for further details on upcoming events (posted as appropriate).