Matt Mavrick, director of information technology and fiber operations superintendent, joined the Miami-Cass REMC team in Nov. 2018, replacing retiring Director of Information Technology Chuck Lewis. As the director of information technology (IT), Mavrick is responsible for handling all of the REMC’s and Broadway Broadband’s IT assets and ensuring that everything is running smoothly on the fiber side of the business. Prior to joining the REMC, Mavrick worked in cyber security as a civilian at Grissom Air Reserve.
A Miami County native, Mavrick grew up in Denver and graduated from North Miami High School. After high school, Mavrick worked for a couple of years as a civilian at Grissom before joining the Air Force in 2004. He spent eight years on active duty and lived in England, Arizona and Ohio during that time. Mavrick continues to serve our country as a reservist and is eligible to retire in August after 20 years of service. During his years of service, he has been deployed 11 times — with his longest deployment being ten months — to places including Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.
While he was on active duty, Mavrick obtained his associate degree from Ivy Tech with a major in computer information systems. After leaving active duty, he went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in software development with a minor in cyber security from the University of Maryland and his master’s degree in cyber security from Excelsior University.
Mavrick has been married to his wife, Natalie, for 10 years this coming July, and the couple has two girls, aged 5 and 13. In his spare time, Mavrick enjoys spending time with his family, camping, barbequing and watching sports. He said that he is happiest while watching sports — which is not surprising since he wanted to be a professional athlete while growing up — and making good food. Mavrick said that he would have enjoyed starting a software development/IT consulting business if he were not pursuing his current career.
As director of IT, Mavrick spends much of his time in meetings or on the phone. The aspect of his job that he says he enjoys the most is dealing with people, and the most difficult part is dealing with local, state and federal agencies. He enjoys being involved in the community and helping to make a positive change for our members by bringing high-speed internet to their homes.
Mavrick is currently working with the U.S. Department of Labor, Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Ivy Tech to develop a Fiber Apprenticeship Program. While not finalized at this time, it will be a 3-year program requiring 145 hours per year of classroom instruction and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. Upon completion of the program, participants will be just five classes shy of obtaining their associate degree and will receive two Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) certificates: one for outside plant, and one for installer.
We at Miami-Cass are proud to have Mavrick as part of the REMC family. He is an asset to our team, and we are thankful for his years of service.