FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 31, 2020) – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced Nathan Flood has been named president and CEO, after serving as interim CEO since November 2019.
“It was clear to the board of directors that the person KINBER needed at this time was already at the helm,” said KINBER board chair Kenneth Blackney. “Nathan’s vision and strategic thinking will provide KINBER with the leadership to connect more unserved and underserved communities and to expand access to advanced research and education network services across the commonwealth.”
Prior to being named interim CEO, Flood served as KINBER’s vice president overseeing daily operations and working closely with its board of directors and CEO. Before joining KINBER, Flood served as the deputy secretary for conservation and technical services within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource, where he directed operations of the Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, and Conservation Landscape Program.
“I am honored that the board has trusted me to lead KINBER. It is such an exciting time at KINBER where the work we do and the investments we make have a profound impact on research and education connectivity and the underserved and unserved communities of the commonwealth,” Flood said. “I’m looking forward to the next chapter for KINBER and its stakeholders as we work to transform broadband within the commonwealth.” Blackney added that “Nathan’s leadership will be crucial in realizing KINBER’s mission as it moves forward as Pennsylvania’s premier statewide research, education and community network.”
The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) is Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network. The nonprofit organization is a trusted technology partner that provides a strategic and competitive advantage to more than 130 Pennsylvania-based organizations through high-speed broadband connectivity, collaboration and innovative use of digital technologies. KINBER is committed to delivering equitable, reliable, and affordable digital infrastructure and tools to inspire tomorrow’s scientific discoveries, enable the exchange of ideas and culture among diverse populations, educate the next generation of citizens, and revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy. For more information, visit KINBER.org or follow @KINBER on Twitter.
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