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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
Dee Childs Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Texas A&M University 2019
Brad Christ Assoc. VP for Information Technology and CISO Eastern Washington University 2021
Mike Erickson (Vice-Chair) Chief Information Officer Colorado School of Mines 2020
Ted Hanss (Chair) Associate CIO, Medicine and Health Divisions Yale University 2021
Christine Miki CEO Benelogic 2021
Laura Paglione (Secretary) Consultant Spherical Cow Group 2020
Sean Reynolds Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Northwestern University 2020
Marty Ringle Chief Information Officer Reed College 2019
Chris Sedore Chief Information Officer University of Texas at Austin 2021
Pankaj Shah President and CEO Texas LEARN 2020
Dave Vernon Associate CIO Cornell University 2019
Ann West Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity and Executive Director, InCommon Internet2
Melissa Woo Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Stony Brook University 2019
Advisors
Janemarie Duh Chair, InCommon Technical Advisory Committee Lafayette College
Chris Holmes Policy and Legal Advisor Baylor University
Mary-Catherine Martinez Chair, InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board Innosoft
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 2019
Mike Grady Unicon 2019
Eric Kool-Brown University of Washington 2020
Mary McKee Duke University 2021
Keith Wessel, Vice-Chair University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2019
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
Mary-Catherine Martinez, Chair InnoSoft 2020
Rachana Ananthakrishnan Globus/University of Chicago 2021
Brett Bieber University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2021
David Bantz, Vice-Chair University of Alaska 2020
Chris Hable University of Michigan 2020
John Hover Brookhaven National Laboratory 2021
Adam Lewenberg Stanford University 2021
Jon Miner University of Wisconsin-Madison 2020
John Pfeifer University of Maryland, College Park 2021
Chris Whalen Research Data and Communication Technologies 2019
Ex-Officio
Tom Barton University of Chicago
Brad Christ Eastern Washington 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

Klara Jelinkova, Rice University (Chair)
Mike Erickson, Colorado School of Mines
Ted Hanss, Yale University
Mark Johnson, University of North Carolina
John O’Keefe, Lafayette College
Laura Paglione, Spherical Cow Group
Chris Phillips, CANARIE
Sean Reynolds, Northwestern University
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 Affiliation Title
Marina Adomeit GÉANT Trust and Identity Work Package Leader
Warren Anderson LIGO Scientific Collaboration LIGO IAM Lead
Thomas Barton University of Chicago Sr Consultant for Cyber Security and Data Privacy
Robert Carter Duke University Consultant, IT
Nathan Dors University of Washington Director, Identity & Access Management
Jill Gemmill Clemson University CTO Middleware
Karen Herrington Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Director, IT Data Analytics & Visualization
Todd Higgins Franklin & Marshall College System Administrator
Thomas Jordan University of Wisconsin – Madison IS Tech Services Consultant
Christos Kanellopoulos GÉANT Senior Trust and Identity Manager
Les LaCroix Carleton College Strategic Technologist
Christopher Phillips CANARIE, Inc. (Canada’s National Research and Education Network) Technical Architect

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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