Advisory Council

The MCNC Advisory Council (MAC) provides valuable strategic advice to MCNC and the Board of Directors. Council representatives of the MAC are primarily technology leaders from MCNC’s client base. These leaders understand the technical needs of the community, providing guidance to the MCNC staff and board on opportunities and issues that are strategic in nature.

MCNC Advisory Council Meeting Schedule

January 11, 2023, Wednesday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
April 19, 2023, Wednesday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
July 19, 2023, Wednesday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
October 18, 2023, Wednesday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ilya Baldin

Director of Network Research
and Infrastructure

J. Michael Barker

Vice Chancellor for IT
Chief Information Officer ITS
UNC-Chapel Hill

Michael Carlin

Vice Chancellor for IT
UNC Charlotte

Tracy Futhey

Vice President for Information Technology
Duke University Office of Information Technology

Donna Heath

Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Marc Hoit

Vice Chancellor for IT & CIO
Office of Information Technology

Tom Jackson

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services / Chief Information Officer
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T)

Dan Kempton (Vice Chair)

Senior Technology Advisor
NC Department of Information Technology

Jane Smith Patterson

Broadband Catalysts

Mike Plesh

System Executive Director of Information Technology, UNC Health

Paul (Allan) Sadowski

FirstNet NC

Jonathan Vester (Chair)

VP of Technology &
Chief Information Officer

Vanessa Wrenn

Chief Information Officer
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI)

Ray Zeisz

Senior Director
Technology Infrastructure Lab
North Carolina State University
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

MCNC is governed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the only component of the governance and advisory structure with fiduciary responsibility.

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