MCNC Advisory Council

The role of the MCNC Advisory Council (MAC) is to represent the communities WAN requirements, consolidate and prioritize a technology and services demands pipeline, participate in the development of strategic initiatives and direction, partner to ensure solutions meet communities’ technical, cost, and quality needs, and brief and advise the Board of Directors regularly on status, opportunities and issues.

MAC Members

CHAIR: Chris Kielt
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill

VICE-CHAIR: Tracy Doaks
Deputy State CIO and Chief Services Officer, NC Department of Information Technology

Ilya Baldin
Director of Network Research and Infrastructure, RENCI

Michael Carlin
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO), UNC Charlotte

Tracy Futhey
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Duke University

Paul Gebhardt
Director, Infrastructure, Department of Public Instruction

Marc Hoit
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO), North Carolina State University

Dave Kirby
President, Kirby Information Management Consulting, LLC

Mur Muchane
AVP for IT and CIO, Information Systems Dept, Wake Forest University

Jim Parker
Senior VP and CIO, North Carolina Community Colleges

Jane Patterson
Founder and President, Jane Patterson & Associates

Allan Sadwoski
President, FirstNetNC / Retired NCSHP Director of Information Technology

Ross Yannayon
Director of Hosting Infrastructure and Services, UNC-GA

Ray Zeisz
Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Programs, NC State University Institute for Educational Innovation