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Charlie McMahon

Charlie McMahon has been Tulane University's vice president for information technology and chief technology officer since February 1, 2009.

Charlie is a well-known and respected figure throughout the information technology community due to his role as executive director of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI), one of the country's most advanced optical networks.

Charlie was largely responsible for securing the $40 million in funding needed to build and operate LONI, which enables Louisiana researchers to exchange large amounts of data instantaneously with fellow researchers throughout the country.