Leadership & Management

Leadership

Executive Director, Chief Technology Officer

Paul Schopis serves as the executive director of OARnet, as well as chief technology officer. As CTO, Schopis develops the strategy and implementation of OARnet's optical fiber network and private cloud computing environment. Schopis led the team that designed OARnet's network, one of the nation...

Chief Relationship Officer

Denis Walsh possesses 35 years of experience in networking and telecommunications. Currently, he develops and markets OARnet services to higher education, K-12, research, government and healthcare communities. With a team of client service managers, Walsh ensures OARnet maintains its reputation...

Network Director
Chief Information Security Officer

Mark Beadles is Chief Information Security Officer for OARnet, a member of the Ohio Technology Consortium, a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. In addition to his IT security role, Mark leads OARsec, the information security sharing working group for OARnet members. Mark is a...

Administrative Manager

Management

Client Services Manager, State and Local Government
Network Operations Manager

As network operations manager for OARnet, Gary Goettel ensures the daily performance and availability of OARnet’s network, including technical oversight of all hardware, software, communication links and monitoring programs. He leads a technical operations team, including the Support Center, and...

Tier 2 Engineering Manager
Client Services Manager, Higher Education & K-12

As manager of client services, Ann Zimmerman oversees the client services team that supports members of OARnet, the nation’s leading high-speed research network for K-12, higher education and economic development.

Zimmerman’s team assists colleges and universities in obtaining last-mile...

OH-TECH Consortia Services

Business Office Manager

Justin Costa manages all fiscal and administrative activities for OH-TECH in his role as business manager. This includes providing financial analyses for the consortium, as well as its member organizations: OARnet, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, OhioLink and eStudent Services. He is a member of...

Director, Consortia Fiscal Services, Ohio Technology Consortium

Christine Hansen serves as director of consortia fiscal services for the Ohio Technology Consortium. She previously worked for the office of the Ohio Auditor of State, where she served as the chief financial officer and director of performance audits and local government services. Prior to the...