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2009 Board Election

Call for Nominations

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.

In 2009, two Trustees will be elected by the ISOC Organizational Members and one by the ISOC Chapters.

The new ISOC Trustees will be seated at the ISOC Board meeting in Sidney, Australia, Saturday, June 27, 2009 and will serve three year terms, ending when new ISOC Board members are seated in 2012.

The following Trustees' current terms will end in June 2009:

  1. Franck Martin (Fiji, Oceania) - elected by Chapters - Term 2006-2009
  2. Bill St.Arnaud(Canada) - elected by Org. Members - Term 2006-2009
  3. Baoping Yan (China) - elected by Org. Members -Term 2006-2009

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;
  • Skills in business management and leadership;
  • 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.

Nominations are due 10 January, 2008 and should be sent to the Nominations Committee using this web form. Self-nominations, agreed nominations and suggestions are all welcome. Please be sure to include a Statement of Interest and a Resume or one-page narrative Bio.

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 9, 2009. 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 18, 2009 and the final Election Day is scheduled for April 24, 2009.