Committees and Working Groups

Each January, the ARIN Board of Trustees appoints members to various committees. The President and CEO of ARIN serves as an ex-officio member of all committees, regardless of type, except the Compensation Committee.

Standing Committees:

As defined in Robert’s Rules of Orders, standing committees perform a continuing function and remain in existence permanently or for the life of the assembly that establishes them. Members of a standing committee are appointed by the Board of Trustees at its first business meeting of each calendar year.

Compensation Committee

[see Charter]

Members for 2022:

  • Bill Sandiford (Chair)
  • Nancy Carter (Treasurer)
  • Tina Morris

Committee created: 28 February 1997

Finance Committee

[see Charter]

Members for 2022:

  • Nancy Carter (Treasurer and Chair)
  • Bram Abramson
  • John Curran
  • Catherine Middleton
  • Tina Morris

Committee created: 21 July 2003

Mailing List Acceptable Use Policy Committee

[see Charter]

Members for 2022:

  • Bram Abramson (Chair)
  • John Curran
  • ARIN Advisory Council representative - Amy Potter
  • Member in Good Standing - Joe Pace

Formerly a special committee, this committee was made into a standing committee: 12 January 2015

Nomination Committee (NomCom)

[see Charter]

  • Peter Harrison, Committee Chair
  • Bram Abramson, ARIN Board Trustee
  • Richard Laager, Wikstrom Telephone Company, Inc.*
  • Christine Marion, 9045-2855 Qu├ębec Inc DBA / Digicom
  • Christopher Quesada, Quantum Loophole
  • Leif Sawyer, GCI Communications Corp *
  • Donovan Smith, Open Network Technical Solutions Inc.

* As the NomCom phases into multiple year terms, these General Member representative appointees were given one-year terms. The other General Member representative appointees have been asked to serve two-year terms.

Formerly a special committee, this committee was made into a standing committee: 16 May 2022

ARIN Governance Committee (formerly the Governance Working Group)

see Charter

Members for 2022:

  • Catherine Middleton (Chair)
  • Nancy Carter
  • John Curran
  • Peter Harrison

Committee created: 28 February 2022

ARIN Risk & Cybersecurity Committee

see Charter

Members for 2022:

  • Peter Harrison (Chair)
  • John Curran
  • Tina Morris
  • Bill Sandiford

Committee created: 28 February 2022

Special Committees

As defined in Roberts Rules of Order, special committees are committees appointed, as the need arises, to carry out a specified task. At the completion of that task, and once a final report has been made to the Board, the committee automatically ceases to function.