John KrienkeORG Internet2 Title Director Trust Services / Chief Operating Officer, InCommon BIO
John Krienke is Chief Operating Officer of InCommon and Director of Internet2's Trust & Identity Services.
Mr. Krienke has been responsible for the growth, business, and operations of the InCommon suite of services since the production launch of the InCommon identity and access Federation in 2004. Prior to his fully dedicated position with InCommon, he served the Internet2 community by directing Internet2's Meeting and Event Services department, leading the development and launch of USHER -- the U.S. Higher Education Certification Authority, and leading the marketing and communications of the Internet2 Commons videoconferencing and collaboration service.
Krienke has pursued a diverse career path, focusing on innovative start ups in the non-profit and education sectors. For 10 years, he was a post-production director, editor/producer, and writer at the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, where he was involved in the pioneering development of the Descriptive Video Service (DVS), making television programming and theatrical release films accessible to blind and visually-impaired audiences. Krienke's background includes consulting, producing multi-media content for innovative educational resources such as the Fathom online learning consortium and Pearson's Family Education Network. He has also worked in the health care field, specifically mental health and chemical dependencies in older adults, with an early focus on cognitive, social, and spiritual development of youth.
Krienke received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Phi Beta Kappa, and his Master in Business Administration with honors from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.