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 17, 2024, Wednesday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
April 24, 2024, Wednesday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
July 17, 2024, Wednesday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
October 16, 2024, Wednesday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

J. Michael Barker

Vice Chancellor for IT
Chief Information Officer
UNC-Chapel Hill

Michael Carlin

Vice Chancellor for IT
UNC Charlotte

Maurice A. Ferrell

Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
UNC System Office

Tracy Futhey

Vice President for Information Technology / CIO
Duke University

Donna Heath

Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Marc Hoit

Vice Chancellor for IT & CIO
Office of Information Technology
North Carolina State University (NCSU)

Jeremiah Jackson

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

Tom Jackson

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

Dan Kempton (Vice Chair)

Vice Chair
Senior Technology Advisor
NC Department of Information Technology (NC DIT)

Anirban Mandal

Interim Director
Network Research & Infrastructure Group (NRIG)

Jane Smith Patterson

Broadband Catalysts

Mike Plesh

System Executive Director of Information Technology
UNC Health

Paul (Allan) Sadowski

Senior Staff Engineer
Wireless Research Center of NC

Shannon Tufts

Professor of Public Law & Government Director, Center for Public Technology School of Government
UNC-Chapel Hill

Jonathan Vester (Chair)

Director of End User Support and Office of the CIO
Wake Technical Community College

Ray Zeisz

Senior Director
Technology Infrastructure Lab
North Carolina State University (NCSU)
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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