ORG NYSERNet Title BIO Anne joined NYSERNet in 1999 after a seventeen-year career at Cornell University where, in 1985, she joined the staff of the Theory Center, the newly funded NSF supercomputer facility. At the Center, she was responsible for building and managing the corporate partnership program. One of her enduring memories of that exciting and productive association was when Ken Wilson, Ken King, and Bill Schrader conceived NYSERNet and dedicated research networking was married to large-scale computing creating a new enabling technology for scientific research. After the Theory Center, Anne married her interest in science and technology management to a development career, focusing her energy on the creation of relationships between University scientists and engineers and corporate and federal funding agencies. She eventually became Associate Director of Corporate Relations for the University, an office that managed $32 million annually in support of Cornell’s researchers and educational programs. As a NYSERNet program manager, her energies are focused on increasing connections to the research backbone, managing the implementation of high-end commodity contracts, and identifying emerging opportunities for the application of this enabling technology.