ORG MCNC Title BIO John Killebrew has over 35 years of experience in community networking leadership in his role as Vice President of North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) Community Support for MCNC. John's experience includes business development, collaboration, planning, operating, marketing and managing statewide networking initiatives. At MCNC, his current responsibilities include developing and managing client relationships, strategic business planning and business management, including contract and fiscal management through ongoing constituent interaction and the NCREN advisory structure. John leverages MCNC experiences with the collective institutional knowledge of North Carolina's statewide education community toward successful collaborative efforts that enable the NCREN broadband network to deliver benefits for the connected institutions, organizations, and regional partnerships. Prior to joining MCNC, Killebrew managed strategic sales resources in North Carolina and South Carolina in the promotion of BellSouth's emerging and e-business solutions. In that capacity, he led teams that have designed, sold and implemented statewide data, video and voice networking solutions across a diverse community. These networking solutions served organizations such as North Carolina State Government, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, First Citizens Bank, Branch Bank and Trust Company and the State Employees Credit Union. John is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College with a double major in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration. He is the past chair of StateNets, the national organization of Statewide Education Networks, and has served on the Internet2 External Relations Advisory Council.