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InCommon community leadership

Our leadership groups are the engines for direction and work. We agree on a map forward and then follow it together.

InCommon Steering Committee

The InCommon Steering Committee provides high-level governance, including policies and general practices primarily for the InCommon Federation and related community activities. Meeting minutes are available on the wiki. You can find the InCommon bylaws, which govern the Steering Committee, and the InCommon LLC document, along with a number of other documents, on the Policies page.

Below is the current membership. We also maintain a list of all past and present InCommon Steering members.

Membership

Member Title Organization Term Ends
Michael Berman Chief Information Officer California State University 2022
Dee Childs Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Texas A&M University 2022
Brad Christ (Secretary) Assoc. VP for Information Technology and CISO Eastern Washington University 2021
Dave Robinson Chief Information Officer Grinnell College 2022
Ted Hanss (Chair) Associate CIO, Medicine and Health Divisions Yale University 2021
Christine Miki CEO Benelogic 2021
Laura Paglione (Vice Chair) Consultant Spherical Cow Group 2020
Sean Reynolds Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Northwestern University 2020
Chris Sedore Chief Information Officer Tufts University 2021
Pankaj Shah President and CEO OARnet 2020
Marc Wallman Vice President for Information Technology North Dakota State University 2022
Ann West Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity and Executive Director, InCommon Internet2
Advisors
Janemarie Duh Chair, InCommon Technical Advisory Committee Lafayette College
David Bantz Chair, InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board University of Alaska
Von Welch Research Community Advisor Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides recommendations relating to the operation and management of InCommon Federation with respect to technical issues. It is advisory to the InCommon Steering Committee. The TAC charter is available on the web and the  TAC wiki includes public meeting minutes and other information.

Current Membership (you can also view a list of all past and present TAC members)

Member Organization Term Ends
Janemarie Duh, Chair Lafayette College 2021
Matt Brookover Colorado School of Mines 2020
Judith Bush OCLC 2020
Matthew Economou Independent Contractor 2021
Heather Flanagan Spherical Cow Consulting 2020
Eric Goodman University of California Office of the President 2022
Mizuki Karasawa Brookhaven National Lab 2022
Eric Kool-Brown University of Washington 2020
Mary McKee Duke University 2021
Mark Rank Cirrus Identity 2022
Keith Wessel, Vice-Chair University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2022
Subject Matter Experts (non-voting)
David Walker Independent
Ian Young The Shibboleth Consortium

 

InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB)

The Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) represents the InCommon community in InCommon Federation’s trust and assurance related programs and initiatives. It is advisory to the InCommon Steering Committee. The CTAB wiki includes the charter, meeting minutes, and additional information

Member Organization Term Ends
Rachana Ananthakrishnan Globus/University of Chicago 2021
Pål Axelsson SUNET 2022
Brett Bieber University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2021
David Bantz, Chair University of Alaska 2020
Ercan Elibol Florida Polytechnic University 2022
Richard Frovarp North Dakota State University 2022
Chris Hable University of Michigan 2020
Mary-Catherine Martinez, Vice Chair InnoSoft 2020
Jon Miner University of Wisconsin-Madison 2020
John Pfeifer University of Maryland, College Park 2021
Chris Whalen Research Data and Communication Technologies 2022
Robert Zybeck Portland Community College 2022
Jule Ziegler Leibniz Supercomputing Centre 2022
Ex-Officio
Tom Barton University of Chicago
Marc Wallman, Steering Liaison North Dakota State University

Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group

The Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group provides community input and guidance for the creation and direction of Internet2 Trust and Identity programs and services overall including all InCommon software, services and activities. The PAG includes broad representation from research and education and is advisory to Internet2’s Vice President for Trust and Identity. Minutes and additional information are on the Trust and Identity PAG wiki.

Membership

Ted Hanss, Yale University
Mark Johnson, University of North Carolina
Tom Jordan, University of Wisconsin
Laura Paglione, Spherical Cow Group
Klaas Wierenga, GEANT

Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI)

The Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) is a standing architecture strategy group of community members chartered by Internet2’s Vice President for Trust and Identity. CACTI members include a broad representation from research and education. Minutes and additional information are available on the CACTI wiki.

Member Organization Term End Date
Marina Adomeit SUNET 2021
Robert Carter Duke University 2022
Margaret Cullen Painless Security 2022
Nathan Dors University of Washington 2020
Jill Gemmill, Vice Chair Clemson University 2020
Mike Grady Unicon 2022
Karen Herrington Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2020
Thomas Jordan, Chair University of Wisconsin – Madison 2020
Christos Kanellopoulos GÉANT 2020
Les LaCroix Carleton College 2020
Christopher Phillips CANARIE, Inc. (Canada’s National Research and Education Network) 2020
Bill Thompson Lafayette College 2022

eduroam-US Advisory Committee (eAC)

To facilitate stronger and more responsive engagement with the eduroam community, Internet2 sought out knowledgable, motivated volunteers to form the eduroam Advisory Committee. The eduroam-US Advisory Committee (“eAC”) is intended to be an advisory body to the Internet2 Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI). Its role is to help formulate strategies and practices for US and global research and education roaming networks, report any findings, and make recommendations to CACTI and Internet2.

The eAC meets regularly as well as creating working groups as needed. You can view the committee’s charter, learn more about its mission, and view publicly available meeting minutes on its wiki page.

Membership
Kim Owen – Co-chair
Rob Gorrell – Co-chair

Andrew Buker
David Morton
Jeff Egly
Jeremy Livingston
Miroslav Milinovic
Neil Johnson
Stefan Winter
Theresa Semmens
Tim Cappalli

Middleware Architecture Committee for Education (MACE) (retired)

MACE (Middleware Architecture Committee for Education) brought together an international group of leading campus IT architects for information sharing in order to help advance an interoperable middleware infrastructure for research and education.

In 2017, MACE passed that baton to the Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) advisory group.

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