Carnegie Mellon University

David Baisley

David Baisley

Chief Information Officer (Interim)

David is the Interim Chief Information Officer at Carnegie Mellon University. In this role, David oversees the delivery of foundational computing services used for the university's academic and administrative missions. Under David's leadership, his teams strive to provide the right services at the right time to enhance the value of information technology for the global University environment.

David's tenure at Carnegie Mellon has included positions in release engineering, management of the Services Development Group, Assistant Director of ISAM, Director of SAIS, and Senior Director of Infrastructure. Prior to his years at Carnegie Mellon, David held various roles in Academic Computing at Columbia University.

Columbia University is also his Alma Mater where he received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. David is deeply interested in developing innovative methods of technology service delivery as well as the preservation of computing technologies for historical review by future generations.

David is responsible for working with University leadership and various committees to define, develop, and operate the central IT systems and services that support education, research, and administration. Leads the university's central IT organization while maintaining direct management responsibility for Infrastructure Services.

Contact

Sarah Suiter
Senior Executive Assistant
(412) 268-2973
ssuiter@andrew.cmu.edu

Scott Ambrose

Scott Ambrose

Senior Director, Network, Infrastructure and Communications Services

Scott is responsible for the university's network services, infrastructure and architecture, communications cable plant, unified communications and telecommunications, storage and virtualization, technology enhanced facilities, and media services.

Contact

Sarah Suiter
Senior Executive Assistant
(412) 268-2973
ssuiter@andrew.cmu.edu

Mary Ann Blair

Mary Ann Blair

Chief Information Security Officer

Mary Ann Blair is the Chief Information Security Officer at Carnegie Mellon. Working with an outstanding team of information security professionals, she is responsible for the university's information security program, and identity and access management services. Prior to establishing the Information Security Office in 2004, Mary Ann served as Director of Administrative Computing at Carnegie Mellon, leading various applications development, systems integration, and systems maintenance projects over a fifteen year period. Before joining Carnegie Mellon, Mary Ann served as the Director of Data Management at the University of Pittsburgh's Epidemiology Data Center responsible for systems and services to support national, multi-center research efforts.

Mary Ann is active in EDUCAUSE and its partner programs. She has served in numerous capacities including: EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Task Force; Program Committee for the Annual and Security Professionals Conferences; and CUMREC Board of Directors. She holds a B.S. in Psychology/Philosophy and an M.S. in Information Science, both from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Contact

Alicia G. Powers
Executive Assistant
(412) 268-4532
aliciap@andrew.cmu.edu

Craig Miron

Craig Miron

Director, Enterprise Applications (Interim)

Craig is the Director of Computing Systems and Data Services. He is responsible for developing and implementing a collaborative, communicative, and proactive strategy with various campus partners in order to ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of the computing infrastructure on which mission critical applications and services reside. This includes strategic and operational oversight of the Computing Services data centers, servers, and data infrastructure located both on and off site. Additionally, Craig is the architect and implementer of the Campus Cloud service, an internal cloud offering that provides Computing Services hosted servers utilized by many academic units.

Prior to joining the university in May, 2007, Craig was the Operations Manager for Alcoa’s Global Applications Support Center.  In his fifteen years with Alcoa, he led teams and strategic projects representing a large cross-segment of Information Technology, including server infrastructure support, database management, world class data centers, security and identity management, process transformation, vendor management, internal audit, as well as applications development and support.

Craig is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science as well as a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

Contact

Sarah Suiter
Senior Executive Assistant
(412) 268-2973
ssuiter@andrew.cmu.edu

Mark Poepping

Mark Poepping

Head IT Architect and Senior Director, Client Services

Mark is Head IT Architect and a Senior Director for Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon. In the Head IT Architect role, Mark leads Enterprise Architecture efforts, and spearheads strategic technical and process change for Computing Services. As Senior Director, Mark is responsible for efforts in productivity applications for campus, plus base software configurations for labs and desktop/laptop use.  In addition, Mark coordinates the IT service collaboration with the School of Computer Science. Additional duties include representing Carnegie Mellon on the Board of KINBER, the non-profit Pennsylvania Regional Network organization providing high-speed network and network-based services to non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania.

Mark's work experience includes systems administration and IT performance work at AT&T Bell Laboratories, plus systems and network management at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon. While at the SEI in 1988, Mark participated on the charter team of four who formed the original mission and focus of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Mark joined Computing Services in 1996 as Director of Systems and Network Development, holding that position until transitioning to Architecture duties in 2001 and adding Senior Director duties in 2013. Mark holds a B.A. in Mathematics from St John's University in Collegeville, MN and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Contact

Alicia G. Powers
Executive Assistant
(412) 268-4532
aliciap@andrew.cmu.edu