Heath Plunkett

Address: Arab, AL 35016

E-mail: info@heathplunkett.com

Phone: 256-640-7064

Professional info

Dynamic and experienced Information Technology Professional with experience leading projects and tactical IT initiatives that enhance organizational effectiveness in support of business objectives. Recognized for an ability to stabilize existing systems while also preparing for the next generation systems needed to move the business forward. Experienced in creating Information Systems departments from the ground up with a focus on being a strategic business partner

Recent Professional experience

Senior IT Administrator - Gleason Research Associates

2010 - present


  • Directed the move from physical to virtual servers using VMware, EMC and Cisco products.

  • Resolved pre-existing DNS and replication issues in the network.Reduced system downtime from a weekly occurrence to 99%+ uptime on systems under my control.

  • Planned and executed an Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 upgrade.

  • Administration of all IT Assets including desktops, servers and infrastructure.

  • Confirmed business software licensing compliance during a Microsoft Software Asset Management Review.

  • Ensure proper operation of Active Directory 2003/2008.Support of multiple business divisions with competing timelines and objectives.

  • Directly responsible for maintenance and security of systems per NISPOM Chapter 8 Guidelines.

  • Provide expert guidance on backup and recovery systems to both GRA and our customers.


Network Specialist - Marshall Medical Centers

​2008 - 2010


  • Maintained and secured Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008.

  • Proactively managed Active Directory authentication and infrastructure.

  • Migrated Microsoft Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 and provided ongoing maintenance and configuration.

  • Collaborated with other team members for management of network switching, routing and security.

  • Implemented a disaster recovery plan for all servers using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and TSM Fastback


IT Manager/Administrator - BFA Systems, Inc

​2006 - 2008


  • Built and designed the computer network for a new small business.

  • Designed, installed and maintained all computing and network resources as business growth demanded.

  • Determined requirements and implemented security for a growing Aerospace and DoD contractor.

  • Implemented Windows Server, Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange Server from the ground up

Current Certifications

MCTS: Exchange 2007

Security +



Windows Server

Microsoft Exchange

Active Directory


Vmware ESXi


2010 - present

2010 - present


University of North Alabama


B.S. in Communications

Minor – Computer Information Systems




Additional Training


  • NISPOM Chapter 8 Implementation – CDSE

  • CompTIA Security+ - Dynetics

  • VMware VSphere 5 – Teklinks

  • Microsoft Exchange 2007 Installation and Configuration – Unitek Training

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager/Fastback – One-on-One knowledge transfer with IBM software specialist

  • Windows 2003 Server and XP Administration – Hands On Technology Transfer, Inc

  • Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Design and Security Design – Hands On Technology Transfer, Inc.