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Board of Trustees

2008 Board Election

Call for Nominations

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

The following qualifications are also highly desirable:

  • Organizational leadership capability
  • General business/financial skills
  • Not-for-profit experience
  • General knowledge of how the Internet works and of Internet related organizations
  • The ability to identify relevant ISOC projects
  • 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, not-for-profit or government. The selection criteria will include regional location, current activities, relevant experience and professional background.

Anyone may submit a name to the Nominations Committee. Nominations should be submitted no later than January 9, 2008 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 6, 2008. 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 March 31, 2008 and the final Election Day is scheduled for April 28, 2008.