ORG Renaissance Computing Institute Title BIO Alan Blatecky was recently named the Interim Director of RECNI. He has served as deputy director of the RENCI since 2004. He is a member of the Global Grid Forum Steering Committee, and serves on the External Advisory Council for Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe and on the Applications Strategy Council for Internet2. Blatecky was executive director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and also directed the National Science Foundation's Middleware Initiative, an effort to develop the underlying software foundation needed for a nationwide cyberinfrastructure. He was a member of the advisory committees of the Biomedical Informatics Research Network and the National Earthquake Engineering Simulation Grid. In North Carolina, Blatecky was executive director of the North Carolina Networking Initiative and a vice president at the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC).