George Loftus
Mr. George Loftus serves as the Associate Vice President, Network Services for Internet2. Prior to be named to this position in September 2012 he served in an interim appointment to assist in the direction and coordination for the overall program and activities for Internet2 Member Relations & Marketing/Communications.  Prior to joining Internet2, Loftus served as the President and CEO of OSHEAN, Rhode Island’s non-profit research and education network from its founding in 2000 until 2012.  Very involved in the higher education community and Internet2 for over a decade, Loftus has served on the Internet2 Board of Trustees as chair of the Architecture and Operations Advisory Council (AOAC).  Those roles were relinquished prior to joining as staff at Internet2.  As a recognized leader in the state and regional network community, he has also served as chair of The Quilt, the national coalition of advanced regional networks for research and education. Loftus brings to Internet2 his wealth of experiences and relationships with Internet2 leadership and acquaintances with many community leaders. 
He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Salve Regina University.  Loftus is based in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.