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2007 Call for Nominations

The Call for Nominations is now Closed

This is a call for nominations for election to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society (ISOC). The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the Internet Society, as outlined in the ISOC by-laws.

The ISOC Nominations Committee expects to choose a slate of at least four well-qualified candidates to be voted on by the Organizational Members and at least two well-qualified candidates to be voted on by Chapter representatives.

Candidates for ISOC Trustee should have demonstrable involvement in the Internet, particularly in the areas of standards, public policy or education. Ideally, candidates should have understanding of technology, policy, business and economics.

The following qualifications are also highly desirable:

  • Organizational leadership experience, including Board experience
  • General business skills
  • Ability to raise funds for not-for-profit organizations
  • Non-for-profit experience
  • The ability to identify relevant ISOC projects and obtain funds or other resources to accomplish them
  • Vision for the role of the Internet Society

ISOC is interested in broadly-based representation on the Board of Trustees and seeks to identify candidates from industry, education, non-profit or government. The selection criteria will include regional location, current activities, relevant experience and professional background.

The Call for Nominations is now Closed

Anyone may submit a name to the Nominations Committee. Nominations should be submitted no later than January 10, 2007 in order to ensure due consideration of the nomination by the committee. Self-nominations, agreed nominations and suggestions are all welcome.

Each nomination should be submitted separately, and should include:

  • the name of the nominated individual
  • contact information for the nominee (including, at minimum, an e-mail address and country of residence)
  • a brief explanation of why you believe that the nominee should be considered for an ISOC Board position.

Please indicate whether you consider the nominee a candidate to be elected by the Organizational Members, the Chapters or both. Although Trustees are selected by different constituencies, all Trustees serve the Internet Society; they do not serve as delegates from the constituency which elected or selected them.

Nominees will be contacted by the Nominations Committee and asked to provide further information about their qualifications and about their ability and willingness to serve on the ISOC Board of Trustees.

The slate of nominated candidates will be announced on February 7, 2007. At that time, a petition period will begin and additional candidates for election to the Board of Trustees may be nominated by the Organizational Members and Chapters by petition.

The Election Committee will start the balloting for Organizational Members and Chapters on or before March 23, 2007 and the final Election Day is scheduled for April 30, 2007.