Mark Ayers

Mark Ayers

Vice President of Architecture and Planning, GCI, Alaska


As VP, Architecture and Planning Mark Ayers is responsible for network architecture, planning and capacity forecasting across GCI’s core network. This includes a variety of consumer and commercial service delivery technologies including cable modems, wireless, video, microwave radio, fiber and satellite.

Mark has 15 years of engineering experience, with 10 years practicing as a licensed Professional Engineer. He serves as an adjunct professor of engineering at the

University of Alaska in Anchorage. Mark has been recognized as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Alaska Section Outstanding Engineer of the Year, the IEEE Section 6 (Northwest) Outstanding Engineer of the Year, is an Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top 40 under 40 recipient is an Anchorage Engineer's Week Engineer of the Year Nominee. Mark is also the author of the textbook “Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory and Practice”, published by Wiley / IEEE Press.

Mark holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Alaska Anchorage.”