The Executive Director, working closely with the Board of Directors and Management Council to fulfill the mission of the organization, is responsible for developing private/public partnerships; managing the organization's strategic, marketing, management, and operational plans; achieving financial independence; increasing membership; and overseeing day-to-day operations.

The Chief Technology Officer oversees network operations, develops and implements technology initiatives for ARE-ON, and assists the Executive Director in all aspects of operations. 

The Finance Director is responsible for providing data for strategic planning and budget development, tracking budgets, developing and implementing inventory and operating controls, administering software and vendor contracts, overseeing procurement compliance, supervising external and internal billing processes, executing grant reporting and compliance, developing financial statements, and coordinating financial reporting and budgeting with multiple state entities.

Network engineers assist the Chief Technology Officer with the design and planning of the network and are responsible for installation, monitoring, and optimizing network hardware, software, and communications links. The engineering staff maintains the Network Operations Center and provides customer service and support for ARE-ON's member institutions.

Senior Network Engineer Robert (Bobby) Clark

Since 2015

(479) 575-6462

Network Engineer Jonathan Groves

Since November 2019

(479) 718-2527

Senior Network Engineer Mark Mahar

Since November 2019

(479) 575-5829