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Welcome to the 2011 Board Elections Forum!

To Our Candidates:

Thank you for your interest in seeking a position on the ISOC Board of Trustees. If elected, you will serve on ISOC’s Board of Trustees for three years. During that time, as discussed in the description of the Fiduciary Obligations of Trustees, you will not be a representative of the members’ group that elected you, although your viewpoint will of course reflect your experience. You will have a political and fiduciary responsibility to ISOC as a whole. In that role, you will be called on to make ISOC an effective instrument for improving the Internet, the experience of its users, and the public policies that relate to it.

As such, we would like to ask for your strategic view relative to the 2011 – 2013 Business Plan (PDF).

Would you please tell us, from your perspective, what challenges you expect ISOC to face during this time, and what you would like to see happen during your tenure on the board? Specifically we are seeking answers to the questions that follow.

Note to ISOC members: The Election Committee’s questions and candidates’ replies, will be visible to all ISOC members through this forum. If you’d like to suggest a question that the Elections Committee should ask, please send it to before April 18, 2011.

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5,171 Responses to “Welcome to the 2011 Board Elections Forum!”

  1. Comment by: Jason Livingood   
    April 21st, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I am honored to have the opportunity to stand for election to the ISOC Board of Trustees.

    Feel free to learn more about my background and why I feel I’m a good choice to serve on the board here:

    I thank you in advance for considering me for one of your votes in the upcoming election!

    Jason Livingood

  2. Comment by: Nick Ashton-Hart   
    April 26th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    The Internet Society enjoys an almost unique position in the Internet governance and policy space: it is global, membership-oriented and driven, and truly international. It would be an honour to help it deliver on its goals as a Trustee.

    If you would like to learn more about me and what I think I can bring to the ISOC board, have a read at

    Thanks in advance for considering me and if you or your chapter would like to speak to me, it would be my pleasure – just send me a note at nashton [at]

  3. Comment by: Theresa Swinehart   
    May 2nd, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Since its founding, ISOC has played an important role in the Internet space, providing among other things leadership and education around Internet technical and policy issues. The organization has evolved as the Internet has, complementing its work with additional areas, including those that contribute to the future of the Internet. I would welcome the opportunity to serve on the ISOC Board of Trustees, and with that contribute to its work for ISOC as a whole. For my professional experience see: (for biography see:

  4. Comment by: Bill Smith   
    May 17th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I was surprised and honored when the nomination committee informed me that I was one of the nominees for the 2011 Board election. My experience with the Internet Society is limited, but I have a great deal of experience at other Internet-related organizations. For more information see:

    I hope to bring my experience and expertise gained at other organizations to bear on the issues facing the Internet Society and that by doing so, help continue the success of the Internet itself.

    I hope you will consider me when casting your vote.