Leadership & Management

Leadership

Interim Executive Director and Chief Relationship Officer

Denis Walsh possesses 35 years of experience in networking and telecommunications. Currently, he serves 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 and...

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...

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...

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

Aaron Wise currently manages OARnet’s Tier 2 engineering team. The Tier 2 engineering team provides test and turn up of new circuits and services, incident response and technical support to OARnet customers. Prior to this position, Wise served as a senior routing engineer and senior backbone...

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 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 & Applications Manager

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...

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...