CENIC Star | Simon Hernandez

CENIC Star | Simon Hernandez

Simon first came to work as a network engineer at CENIC in August of 2004. His enthusiasm for our community and his love of learning allowed him to grow quickly.  Although a move out-of-state caused Simon to leaveCENIC, when he planned his return to California in 2011, we were happy his first thought for employment was to return to CENIC.

During his years here, Simon has contributed in innumerable ways.  When CENIC decided to develop a Project Management Office, Simon volunteered to transition into a new Project Manager role, working closely withCENIC management to develop both the position and the new group. As an added benefit, Simon's work as the PM for the library broadband project has led to the vastly improved handling of library recruitment and deployment activities. Individually, each of these efforts presented significant challenges, all of which Simon has handled with his usual enthusiasm and rigor.

Simon has brought a higher level of accountability and transparency to the library project, has actively participated in recruitment and development of new members of the Project Management team, and continually seeks new opportunities for professional growth. It's easy to see why Simon is the CENIC Star for April -- Congratulations, Simon!