Gary R. Crane

Director of IT Initiatives


As Director of Information Technology Initiatives for the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), Gary Crane provides leadership and management for information technology projects and programs. SURA’s IT programs are highly collaborative projects developed to further SURA’s overall mission and to benefit SURA’s member institutions.

Mr. Crane joined SURA in 2000 and has a long history of working with regional and national high performance academic computing and networking organizations. He has been instrumental in forging corporate partnerships in support of the SURAgrid community that have resulted in significant relationships with IBM and Microsoft.

His past experience includes technical and leadership positions at NYSERNet, Newbridge Networks, the University of Rochester and IBM. Mr. Crane holds B.S.E.E. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Rochester.

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