ARIN Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees maintains authority over the scope, mission, and along with the President and Chief Executive Officer establishes the strategic direction and fiscal oversight. The President and Chief Executive Officer, along with ARIN staff, executes the strategic direction through the operational management of ARIN. The Board also has oversight authority of the nomination, appointment, and election of individuals to Board committees and similar roles.
In 2024, the Board of Trustees consists of nine members. Eight members are elected by ARIN’s General Members in Good Standing, and the President and CEO of ARIN serves as the ninth Trustee. The Board will be adding one additional seat in 2025 as part of a planned expansion to 10 total Trustees.
Members are selected in accordance with the ARIN Bylaws and the published election process. The President sits on the Board throughout the duration of his/her employment contract. While Board members are welcome to bring comments, questions, and concerns to senior ARIN staff (directors), Board members must include the President in any correspondence. Any assignments or tasks are assigned to staff members only by the President.
The Board has standing committees, and from time to time may appoint special committees. Read the Election Guidelines for more information on how Board members are nominated and elected. Please see the ARIN Bylaws for further details about the Board of Trustees.
Current Members of the Board
- Dan Alexander
- Nancy Carter, Treasurer
- John Curran, President and CEO
- Peter Harrison
- Hank Kilmer
- Tina Morris, Vice Chair
- Bill Sandiford, Chair
- Rob Seastrom
- Chris Tacit
Dan Alexander is currently a Director for Comcast Cable. He is responsible for the planning and management of Internet number resources on the cable network. Prior to joining Comcast, he served a similar role with Excite@Home after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. Dan has advocated the bottom-up model of Internet governance and IPv6 deployment for almost 20 years, and filled a crucial role in helping one of the largest Internet Service Providers on the globe become a leader in IPv6 deployment. He has also participated in inter-RIR coordination efforts and the ITU IPv6 Working Group. Dan served on ARIN’s Advisory Council for twelve years, three of which as Chair. He was first elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2017 and then was elected back to the Board in 2023. His current term expires 31 December 2026.
Nancy Carter is the Vice President, Legal and Corporate Governance of CANARIE Inc., a key partner in Canada’s National Research and Education Network. Nancy is responsible for legal matters, governance, risk management, compliance, and global projects, as well as aligning CANARIE’s equity, diversity, and inclusion goals with business outcomes. Nancy has been with the organization since 1997, and most recently served as CANARIE’s Chief Financial Officer for 15 years.
Nancy was appointed to the Board of Ontario Genomics in 2022. She has served on the CIRA NomCom, since 2018, acting as Chair since 2020. In addition, she has chaired the Steering Committee for the Canadian Internet Governance Forum since 2018. Nancy was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2017 and re-elected in 2020 and 2023. She has served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee since 2018. Her current term expires 31 December 2026.
John Curran is the President and CEO of ARIN. John is a recognized expert on Internet and telecommunications matters and has been the Chief Technology Officer of three successful Internet companies: BBN/GTE-Internetworking, XO Communications, and ServerVault Corporation. John led development of several early Internet research networks and provided technical leadership to BBN’s transition to commercial Internet services. He has been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having both co-chaired the IETF Operations and Network Management Area and served as a member of the IPng (IPv6) Directorate.
John is a founding member of the ARIN Board of Trustees, having served since August 1997. He was re-elected in 2000, 2003, and again in October 2006, and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from inception through early 2009. Since 2009, John serves as ARIN’s President and CEO of ARIN, which is a non-elected, full-voting member of the Board of Trustees.
Peter has built the core web infrastructure for several of Silicon Valley’s Internet titans and is CCIE-certified, among many technical accomplishments. He is currently the cofounder and CTO of Colovore a high density colocation facility specializing in customers with super computing needs. Prior to this, Peter worked at Google where he helped manage global data center demand and capacity planning; the Google Fiber FTTH program and its initial data center infrastructure rollout; and YouTube’s CDN server deployment and maintenance. Prior to Google, Peter was an Operations Director at eBay, where he helped build Shopping.com’s search engine grid infrastructure, and a Network Manager at Netflix, where he helped launch Netflix’s streaming Internet Video technology. Peter was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2018, and re-elected in 2021. His current term expires 31 December 2024.
Henry (Hank) Kilmer is Vice President of IP Engineering at Cogent Communications, Inc. Prior to joining Cogent, Mr. Kilmer held positions with UUNET (now Verizon), Sprint, Digex/Intermedia and Metromedia Fiber Networks/Abovenet (now Zayo) where he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Most recently, Mr. Kilmer was President of Terrapin Communications, Inc., a small consulting 16 firm that focused on network consulting and technical strategy development for companies like GPX, Airband, and Switch and Data (now part of Equinix). Hank was elected to the the Board of Trustees in 2022. His current term expires 31 December 2025.
Tina Morris is currently a Sr Manager at Amazon Web Services, specializing in IPv4 and IPv6 Address usage strategy, and deployment. In addition, Tina is currently serving as Chair on the NANOG Board of Directors. Prior to this Tina was working as a Network Engineer in the Cable Industry and served in the U.S. Navy. Tina was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2020 and re-elected in 2023. Her current term expires 31 December 2026.
Bill Sandiford has over 23 years of senior management experience in the ISP and telecommunications business. He is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and a member of the board for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). Prior to his election to the Board of Trustees at ARIN, he served on the ARIN Advisory Council for 4 years. Bill is the former President and Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC), a not-for-profit trade association that represents the interests of Canada’s independent telecommunications service providers. Additionally he is a former Vice-President of the Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX), and a former Vice-President of the Whitby Dunlops Senior Hockey Club. Bill commenced his career in telecommunications after attending Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors NFP Program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Outside of work Bill enjoys hockey, rugby, scuba diving, and piloting his Cessna aircraft to exotic destinations around North America and the Caribbean. He resides in Toronto, ON, Canada with his wife and 3 children. Bill served on the ARIN Advisory Council from 2009 to 2013. He was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2013, and has been thrice re-elected to a new term. His current term expires 31 December 2025.
Robert Seastrom is a Distinguished Engineer in the Information Security Office at Capital One, where his background in building Internet infrastructure contributes to building scalable and secure banking infrastructure. His industry experience spans over three decades of engineering and management positions at small and large ISPs, hosting providers, and maintaining critical Internet infrastructure. Robert has held positions at Neustar, Time Warner Cable, Afilias, Neutral Net, Inter.NetGlobal Ltd., Akamai Technologies, AboveNet Communications, and Digex, and built pioneering ISPs in Japan and the Republic of Georgia. His nonprofit service includes serving as a Trusted Community Representative (Crypto Officer) for signing the DNSSEC root, co-founding and serving as first president of the Cambridge Bandwidth Consortium (a cooperative ISP in Massachusetts), the NANOG Board of Directors, and board positions with educational organizations related to amateur radio and firearm safety. Rob served on the ARIN Advisory Council from 2004 to 2022. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in October 2022. His current term ends 31 December 2025.
Chris Tacit draws on over 42 years of experience in the communications, information technology and not-for-profit sectors, Chris is the founder of the firm Tacit Law, which provides legal and business advice to domestic and international clients who wish to obtain high-quality, personalized, and cost-effective services. He provides legal, regulatory, and advocacy services related to all aspects of communication, Internet, technology and not-for-profit law and policy, and he assists clients with strategic planning, governance, risk management, business reviews, commercial transactions, intellectual property and privacy matters, as well as corporate and regulatory compliance. Chris is a: (1) member of the Bars of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut; (2) registered Trade-mark agent in Canada; and (3) licensed professional engineer in Ontario. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, as well as Bachelor of Laws and Master in Business Administration degrees from the University of Ottawa. Chris has significant experience as a director and officer of both for-profit and not-for profit corporations. He has published a number of articles and has taught at the post-secondary level. He was elected and served on the Advisory Council from 2014 through 2023 and was then subsequently elected for a partial (one-year) term on the Board of Trustees in 2023. His current term expires 31 December 2024.
ARIN Board of Trustees
- Board of Trustees Agendas and Meeting Minutes
- Committees and Working Groups
- Board of Trustees Procedures
- Conflict of Interest Statement
- Expected Qualifications and Responsibilities
- Former Trustees
- Board of Trustees Travel Log