ORG City of New Bern North Carolina Title BIO Mark Trail has been working with computers since the mid 1970s. He is currently Information Technology Manager for the City of New Bern, N.C. and is responsible for all aspects data management, project management and processing for the city with the exception the Police Department. Mark manages a staff of six to support the 26 servers, 250 PCs, more than 100 networked printers, and more than 80 VoIP phones. He also manages a multitude of operating systems including Red Hat, HPUX, Novell, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Windows XP, and Windows 7. Prior to his employment with the City of New Bern, Mark worked at Pamlico Community College as the System Administrator. His primary function was to support the 300+ PCs, 11 servers, and numerous networked printers that were used to administer the schools functions. All of the computers were connected to a 100MB, T1 line access, secure, network via Novell, UNIX, and Windows clients. Additionally, Mark served as project manager for the CIS upgrade, leading the school through the Financial and Human Resource portion of the CIS Project. He also served as co-chair of the IIPS Information Technology Security Standards Committee. Mark is a retired U.S. Marine, having served from 1977 to 1997. He earned a BSBE (Bachelor of Science in Business Education) from degree from East Carolina University. This degree combines Information Systems and Business Administration. He also holds three degrees from Pamlico Community College: AAS in Information Systems, Associate in Arts, and a Associate in General Education.