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OARnet elevates Fullmer to chief technology officer, Wise to director of networking

Changes to organizational structure enhance OARnet’s capabilities and efficiency
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 1, 2020) —  The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) announced today the promotion of Mark Fullmer to chief technology officer and the appointment of Aaron Wise as his replacement as director of networking, effective immediately.

Reflecting Fullmer and Wise’s expertise and leadership, these changes are key to ensuring OARnet’s long-term success as one of the most advanced statewide network infrastructures in the United States.

“Mark Fullmer and Aaron Wise are nationally renowned network engineers,” said Pankaj Shah, executive director of OARnet. “Ohio is very fortunate to have Mark and Aaron lead the OARnet engineering team responsible for our critical statewide backbone and services. It is always very heartening to see such talent evolve from within a highly technical organization.”

Fullmer, who has grown through the ranks at OARnet since 2000 and most recently served as the organization’s network director, will oversee infrastructure maintenance and development and the implementation of new technologies for the entire network. Working with partners inside and outside of OARnet, Fullmer will also direct hardware and fiber procurement strategies, lead long-term planning for networking, security and systems engineering, and develop state and federal proposals for network research and design. 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. [Read the full press release at OARnet]