For Immediate Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 1, 2019) — The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31.
Ms. Huntoon will continue to act as a consultant to KINBER. Vice President Nathan Flood will serve as interim President.
“During her five-year tenure, Wendy expanded KINBER’s PennREN network, grew the number of connections, expanded service offerings, and enhanced support for research and education,” said KINBER board chairman Ken Blackney. “We thank Wendy for her leadership and are grateful that she will continue to work with KINBER as a consultant.”
The board of directors will initiate a search for a new President and CEO, one who will build on the growth that KINBER experienced under Huntoon’s leadership.
“I am thankful to have worked with such a capable team at KINBER who will continue our work to grow and expand the next phase of networking infrastructure and technology support,” said Huntoon. “Together with a dynamic and supportive board of directors, we have been able to accomplish so much. The future for KINBER is bright.”
The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) is Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network. The nonprofit membership organization is comprised of education, health care, economic development, libraries, public media, government and other nonprofit organizations devoted to fostering collaboration through technology. Established in 2010, through a $99.6 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, KINBER provides network connectivity and services to more than 130 organizations in Pennsylvania. 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.
Jill Helsel Gingrich