ORG Virginia Tech Title BIO Mr. Croasdale is currently the Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic Terascale Partnership (MATP); Virginia advanced broadband network. Hud previously served as the Executive Director of The Quilt. The Quilt is the national coalition of advanced regional research and education network organizations, all of the major US & Canadian regional/provincial networks are Quilt members. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Hud was the Director of the Old Dominion University Northern Virginia Higher Education Center. In 1994 he was appointed by Governor George Allen to serve as the Director of the Council on Information Management; the CIO for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Hud also has many years of telecommunications and technology management experience in the private sector serving in senior management positions with C&P Telephone, AT&T, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Croasdale earned a BS degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.