[arin-announce] ARIN Announces Initial Slate of Candidates for the 2020 ARIN Elections; Petition Period Open

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed Sep 9 12:03:13 EDT 2020

Elections for two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees and five seats on 
the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will be held online 23 October through 30 
October 2020. The 2020 Nomination Committee has put forth the following 
candidates who have agreed to run for the terms that will begin on 1 
January 2021:

Board of Trustees:

     * Dan Alexander, Comcast
     * Nancy Carter, CANARIE
     * Tina Morris, Amazon

Advisory Council:

     * Andrew Dul, 8 Continents Networks LLC
     * Gary Giesen, CentriLogic Inc.
     * Anita Nikolich, University of Illinois
     * Gus Reese, Cogent Communications Inc
     * Leif Sawyer, GCI Communications Corp.
     * Christian Tacit, Tacit Law
     * Matthew Wilder, TELUS

A compilation of candidate biographies and questionnaire responses is 
available at:


You are encouraged to submit Statements of Support for the candidates at:


Please note that all candidate Statements of Support are automatically 
held for moderation and will be posted, upon approval, within one 
business day.

Call for Petitions

The Call for Petitions is also now open. Any individual, regardless of 
membership status, may be placed on the ballot for election to the ARIN 
Board of Trustees or Advisory Council if they successfully complete the 
ARIN petition process. (ARIN Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 2.b.) 
Expressions of intent to petition are due by 16 September 2020. For a 
candidate to be placed on the ballot, a petition must obtain the support 
of at least 126 eligible Voting Contacts from General Members in Good 
Standing (2% of eligible voters as of 21 May 2020 when nominations 
opened) between 18 September through 2 October. For details about the 
petition process, please visit:


ARIN will announce a final Slate of Candidates for the ARIN Board of 
Trustees and Advisory Council no later than 4 October.

On behalf of ARIN and the ARIN community, congratulations and good luck 
to this year’s candidates. ARIN acknowledges and appreciates the time 
and commitment that elected candidates are willing to make towards 
ensuring the viability and growth of ARIN, the community, and the 
Internet. ARIN also recognizes and wishes to thank its member 
organizations, specifically Voting Contacts, whose ongoing involvement 
and ballots are crucial for electing ARIN leadership who will help shape 
the future of ARIN and the Internet! ARIN would also like to thank 
members of this year’s Nomination Committee who worked hard to produce a 
solid slate of candidates for this year’s elections.

For questions related to the election process, please email 
members at arin.net.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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