LONDON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Internet Society is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees seated four new Board members at its Annual General Meeting, 27-28 June 2014. The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction for the Internet Society, as it seeks to achieve its mission of preserving and extending the open, resilient, global Internet accessible to everyone.
The Internet Society Board of Trustees are elected by the Internet Society’s Chapters and Organization Members, and appointed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The following new Board members were elected to three-year terms:
After seating the new Trustees, the Board re-elected Bob Hinden as its Chair. Mr. Hinden is a Check Point Fellow at Check Point Software, a co-inventor of IPv6, a member of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC), and a co-chair of the IPv6 working group (6MAN) at the IETF.
The Board of Trustees re-elected Scott Bradner as Secretary. Mr. Bradner, Senior Technical Consultant at Harvard University, has dedicated many years of outstanding service to the Internet Society, serving on the Board of Trustees from 1993-1999 and as Secretary since 2003. The Board also re-elected Kathy Brown as President and CEO of the Internet Society, and Jason Livingood, Vice President of Internet & Communications Engineering at Comcast, as Treasurer.
The Board of Trustees expressed appreciation to its four outgoing Board members:
“Our sincere thanks to the outgoing Trustees for their time and commitment to this organization during these important times,” said Bob Hinden, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “The Board had many important accomplishments that included hiring ISOC's new CEO Kathy Brown, providing additional support for the Internet Governance Forum, and refining the strategy of the Internet Society. We welcome our new Trustees and look forward to working together to ensure that the Internet Society is well-positioned to continue to provide leadership on issues that are critical to the Internet’s future development.”
The current members of the Internet Society Board of Trustees are:
“As a global organization, one of our great strengths is the thoughtful and diverse experience across our Board and the important insights our Trustees bring to our work,” said Kathy Brown, President and CEO of the Internet Society. “We deeply appreciate the Board’s strong commitment to our vision of an Internet that is open and accessible for everyone, and their keen interest in making a positive impact on the future of the Internet.”
More information, including biographical details of all Board members and details of the Board selection process, is available at: http://www.internetsociety.org/who-we-are/board-trustees.
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org) is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership around the world. It is also the organizational home for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). With its principled vision, substantial technological foundation and its global presence the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.