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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. Visit the Internet2 Program Advisory Groups & Governance wiki page to follow each PAG's activities.

Trust and Identity

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


Internet2 staff liaison(s): Kevin Morooney, Vice President, Trust and Identity Services & NET+; Dean Woodbeck, Director of Community Awareness
Member Affiliation Title
Brad Christ Eastern Washington University Associate Vice President for Information Technology
Ted Hanss Yale University Associate CIO
Mark Johnson University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill AVC Communications Technologies
Thomas Jordan University of Wisconsin - Madison Solutions Architect
Laura Paglione Spherical Cow Group Technology & Business Consultant
Klaas Wierenga GÉANT Chief 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:

  • Recommending public policy projects and priorities
  • Assisting with the development of domestic and international public policies
  • Reviewing Internet2 advocacy materials
  • Analyzing rules, legislation, and other matters impacting Internet2
  • Informing Internet2 on the role of commercial service providers
  • Facilitating communications between Internet2 and the research and education community
  • Engaging in external advocacy
  • Helping recruit expert volunteers for Internet2 initiatives or projects

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


Internet2 staff liaison(s): Matthew Hall, Program Manager, External Relations; Danielle Rodier, Sr. Director, Government Relations
Member Affiliation Title
William Byers MOREnet (Missouri Research and Education Network Director of Strategic Initiatives
Jarret Cummings EDUCAUSE Director, Policy & External Relations
Cyril Dadd CenturyLink, Inc. Director, Federal and Legislative Affairs
Tony Gibson University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Executive Director for Federal Relations
Lev Gonick Arizona State University Chief Information Officer
Ilse Koning Surfnet BV Advisor Public Affairs
John Morabito Internet2 Vice President, External Relations, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Brian Nichols University of Kentucky CIO
Doug Wasitis Indiana University Director of Federal Relations

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement (CE) PAG provides advice to Internet2 on community engagement and events, member programs, marketing and communications, giving input on benefits and the value of Internet2 membership.

The CE-PAG plays a key role in keeping Internet2 responsive and helping to ensure that we are "way out in front" in terms of the benefits and value proposition for Internet2 members.

Internet2 executive liaison: Ana Hunsinger, Vice President, Community Engagement

Internet2 executive liaison(s): Michael Erickson, Associate Vice President, Community Engagement
Member Affiliation Title
Simeon Ananou University of Vermont Chief Information Officer
Brice Bible SUNY (State University of New York) - University At Buffalo VP/CIO
Cortney Buffington KanREN (Kansas Research and Education Network) Executive Director
Deborah Dent Jackson State University CIO
Saira Hasnain University of Florida Associate CIO
Vince Kellen University of California - San Diego CIO
Sharon Pitt University of Delaware Vice President of Information Technologies
Carrie Rampp Franklin & Marshall College Vice President and CIO, Information Technology Services
Sam Segran Texas Tech University Vice President, Information Technology & CIO
John Suess University of Maryland - Baltimore County Vice 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
Member Affiliation Title
Virginia Evans University of Virginia CIO
Mark Henderson University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Chief Information Officer and Vice Chancellor
Loren Malm Ball State University Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Kevin Morooney Internet2 Vice President, Trust and Identity Services & NET+
Michele Norin Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Matthew Riley University of Oregon Chief Technology Officer
John Suess University of Maryland - Baltimore County Vice President, Information Technology & CIO

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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
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 University of Arizona Chief Technology Officer Infra & Foundational Tech
Shawn McKee University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Research Scientist
Harvey Newman Caltech (California Institute of Technology) Professor of Physics
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 University of New Hampshire Director of Strategic Technology
Robert Vietzke Internet2 Vice President, Network Services
Marc Wallman North Dakota State University - Main Campus Vice President Information Technology
Rodney Wilson Ciena Corporation Chief Technologist, Research Networks