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About Internet Society 2 July 2018

Internet Society Seats New Board Member at Annual General Meeting

[Panama City] – The Internet Society today announced that its Board of Trustees has seated one new Board member, Robert Pepper, at its Annual General Meeting, 30 June – 1 July 2018.  Robert Pepper has been involved in Internet technical and governance issues for over thirty years beginning with his work as a visiting professor at the National Science Foundation in 1983.

The Internet Society Board of Trustees is elected or appointed by Chapters, Organization Members, and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The results of the elections held earlier this year include:

  • Robert Pepper elected by Organization members;
  • Walid Al-Saqaf re-elected by Chapters; and
  • The Internet Architecture Board selected and the IETF confirmed Gonzalo Camarillo and John Levine to each serve second terms on the Board.

The term of office for all four of these Trustees will be three years, commencing with the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

During the meeting, the Board of Trustees re-elected Gonzalo Camarillo as Chair, John Levine as Secretary, Sean Turner as Treasurer and Kathy Brown as President of the Internet Society. The Board also extended its sincere appreciation to outgoing Trustee Alice Munyua who served on the Board since 2015.

The Internet Society Board of Trustees provides strategic direction in support of the organization’s mission of preserving the open, global Internet. More information, including biographical details of all Board members and details of the Board selection process, is available at https://cfdev2.internetsociety.org/board-of-trustees/.

About the Internet Society

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Media Contact:
Allesandra deSantillana

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