Pacific Northwest Gigapop


People & Partnerships

Board of Directors

Steve Smith (University of Nevada, Reno) — Chair & President
Ron Johnson (University of Washington) — Vice President
Andrew J. Connally (University of Washington) — Secretary
Brad Greer (University of Washington)
David Longanecker (retired, WICHE)
Tony Naughtin (formerly NorthwestNet executive and network and cloud services executive)
John Silvester (University of Southern California)
Bob Thompson (retired, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Executive Staff

Amy Philipson — Executive Director
Jonah Keough — Managing Director
Erica Ash — Director, Accounting


GLIF (Global Lambda Integrated Facility)
IEEAF (Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation)
Northern Tier Network Consortium
Open Grid Forum
PTC (Pacific Telecommunications Council)
PRAGMA (Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly)
The Quilt
SHLB Coalition (Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition)
Washington Software Association
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)


AARNet, Australia's Research & Education Network
Allen Institute
CENIC – Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California
City of Kirkland
City of Seattle
DREN (Defense Research and Engineering Network)
ESnet (Energy Sciences Network)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Front Range Gigapop
Gonzaga University
Institute for Systems Biology
IRON – Idaho Regional Optical Network
KREONet2 (Korea Research Environment Open Network)
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Research
Montana State University
National LambdaRail
NTT Research GEMNet
Pacific Northwest National Labs
Providence Health & Services
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle Science Foundation
Spokane Symphony
University of Alaska
University of Hawaii
University of Washington
Virginia Mason
Washington Department of Information Services
Washington Department of Transportation
Washington K-20 Network, including:

  • Public Baccalaureates: Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University

  • Private Baccalaureates: Heritage College, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martins, Whitman College, Whitworth College

  • Public Libraries: 26

  • Community and Technical Colleges: 36

  • K-12: 306 School and Educational Service District

Washington State Libraries
Washington State University
Western Washington University

Advisory Council

Kim Owen (North Dakota State University) – Chair
Robert Aylward (University of Wyoming)
Lois Brooks (Oregon State University)
Dan Ewart (University of Idaho)
Marilyn Hay (BCNET)
John McCoy (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
MarthaMason (University of Alaska)
Sasi Pillay (Washington State University)
Tony Opheim (Washington State University)
Renae Scott (University of Montana)
Russell Richards (NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory)
Matt Riley (University of Oregon)
Mike Scroggins (Washington K20 – Community Colleges)
Jerry Sheehan (Montana State University)
John Silvester (University of Southern California and CENIC)
Cindy Aden (Washington K20 – Libraries)
Tom Carroll (Washington K20)
Jim Rudd (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Larry Perkins (Gonzaga University)

Partnerships and Affiliations

APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks)
BCNet (British Columbia)
BOREAS (Broadband Optical Research, Education, and Science Network)
CANARIE (Canada)
CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California)
CERNET (China)
Eb@le (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Jisc (UK)
JGNNICT  (Japan)
KENET (Kenya)
KEXP 90.3 FM Radio
MAREN (Malawi)
National University of Singapore
NII / SINET (Japan)
NORDUnet (Nordic nations)
North Dakota State University
Northern Tier Montana (UM, MSU)
Northern Tier North Dakota (NDSU, UND, ND ITD)
NWAX (Northwest Access Exchange)
Qatar Foundation
Pacific Wave (joint project of CENIC and PNWGP)
REANNZ (New Zealand)
RENU (Uganda)
RwEdNet (Rwanda)
SIX (Seattle Internet Exchange)
SUIN (Sudan)
SURFnet (Netherlands)
TERNET (Tanzania)
TransPAC (Japan)
TATA Communications
UbutuNet Alliance (Africa)
University of Idaho
University of Minnesota
WRN (Western Regional Network)
WIDE (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment)