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The Quilt Selects New Executive Director

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  • From: Greg Wood <>
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  • Subject: The Quilt Selects New Executive Director
  • Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 09:29:54 -0400
  • Organization: Internet2


Hudnall Croasdale to build on organization’s established leadership role

Richmond, Va., August 2, 2004 – The Quilt™, a coalition of advanced
regional network organizations, today announced that Hudnall Croasdale
will serve as Executive Director beginning August 1. Mr. Croasdale
succeeds Gwendolyn Huntoon, The Quilt’s initial executive director since
October 2001, and Assistant Director for Networking at the Pittsburgh
Supercomputing Center.

Mr. Croasdale currently serves as the Director for Strategic
Partnerships in Information Technology at Virginia Tech, and represents
the Network Virginia GigaPop in The Quilt. His responsibilities at
Virginia Tech include the development of strategic relationships with
corporate and government entities and other institutions of higher

"The Quilt is very fortunate to have the experience and vision of Hud
Croasdale to build on the leadership and direction established by Wendy
Huntoon," said Michael Krugman, chair of The Quilt’s Executive Committee
and the Executive Director of the Office of Information Technology at
Boston University. "The Quilt has benefited immensely from the talents
and energy of Wendy Huntoon over the past three years as it has come to
play a respected and trusted role within the networking and broader
information technology communities."

Mr. Croasdale, who will be based in Richmond, Virginia, will oversee the
day-to-day operations of The Quilt and manage its various programs and
forums directed at advancing the missions of the regional networks
serving research and education.

“I am very excited to have been selected as the next Quilt Executive
Director," said Mr. Croasdale. "This is a critical period in the
development and utilization of advanced network infrastructure for
research and education. The Quilt will continue to play a major role in
this next generation effort."

The Quilt provides a forum for communication, coordination, and
consolidation among advanced regional network organizations and others
dedicated to advancing research and education in the United States.

"The regional networks represented by The Quilt are a critical part of
the networking infrastructure that provides advanced networking
capabilities to millions of researchers and students at Internet2 member
organizations," said Steve Corbató, Director of Backbone Network
Infrastructure for Internet2. "I am extremely pleased that Hud Croasdale
will be working to continue The Quilt's record of accomplishment."

About The Quilt™
The Quilt gathers nearly two dozen leading research and education
networking organizations in the United States to promote consistent,
reliable, interoperable and efficient advanced networking services that
extend to the broadest possible community; and to represent common
interests in the development and delivery of advanced network services.
Participants in The Quilt provide network services for more than 200
Internet2 universities and thousands of other educational institutions.
Internet2, a university-led research and development consortium,
provides organizational support for The Quilt. For more information,

Greg Wood
(202) 331-5360

  • The Quilt Selects New Executive Director, Greg Wood, 08/02/2004

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