Leadership & Management

Leadership

Executive Director, OARnet

Pankaj Shah is the executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet). For more than 25 years he has committed himself to the IT infrastructure and broadband initiatives through work in private, public, research and education community, identifying trends in high-speed data...

Chief Relationship Officer

Denis Walsh possesses 35 years of experience in networking and telecommunications. In 2019 and early 2020 he served as the interim executive director of OARnet.

In his chief relationship officer role, he develops and markets OARnet services to higher education, K-12, research, government...

Chief Technology Officer

Mark Fullmer serves as OARnet's chief technology officer. In this role, he oversees infrastructure maintenance and development and the implementation of new technologies for the entire network. Working with partners inside and outside of OARnet, Fullmer also directs hardware and fiber...

Management

Client Services Manager, State and Local Government

Letha Butcher manages OARnet's state and local government client services team, as well as OARnet's software division. Butcher works to develop partnerships between the organization, service providers and OARnet's clients, ensuring a consistent customer experience. She also works with the OARnet...

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...

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...

Director of Networking

As the director of networking, Aaron Wise leads the engineering and network operations center teams and is responsible for the ongoing operation and...

Network Systems Engineering Manager

Steffan Pease began at OARnet as a network manager engineer in 2015 where he created tools and software for the monitoring and management of the OARnet network. He also developed applications to allow client insight into their connection with OARnet.

Currently serving as the network...

Interface and Applications Director

Originally serving as the e-services coordinator for OARnet, Rebecca quickly became the organization’s network and graphic designer. In this senior role, she designed and developed web tools and databases for staff and clients and developed informational pieces that appealed to both a technical...

Tier 3 Provisioning Manager

Stephen Sizemore serves as lead engineer for the state government departments and agencies served by OARnet. He also oversees the Tier 3 engineering group.

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Administrative Manager

Alison Scott assists the OARnet management team with project management, meeting planning and facilitation and managing grant proposals. She also prepares reports for policy initiatives and governing advisory boards and...

OH-TECH Consortia Services

Senior Manager, Fiscal Operations; 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...

Communications Manager

John Strawn is the communications manager for the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), the information and technology division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. He provides overall leadership for communications, outreach, marketing and public relations for the consortium, which...

Senior Manager of Operations; Human Resources Administrator

Drew White oversees the support functions for the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), including human resources, communications, facility operations and conference planning. In addition to his role as Human Resources Administrator for OH-TECH, Drew also serves as the director of human...