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 procurement strategies, leads long-term planning for networking, security and systems engineering, and develops state and federal proposals for network research and design.
Since joining OARnet in 2000 as senior network engineer, Fullmer has grown through the ranks. Prior to becoming the chief technology officer in December 2020, he worked since 2015 as the organization’s network director and from 2008-2015 as IP services manager. Prior to joining the team at OARnet, Fullmer worked for KarlNet and The Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering in 2002.