Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees - 25 August 2021

via Video Teleconference


  • Paul Andersen, Chair
  • Nancy Carter, Treasurer
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Catherine Middleton, Trustee
  • Tina Morris, Trustee
  • Bill Sandiford, Vice Chair

ARIN Staff

  • Michael Abejuela, General Counsel, Board Secretary
  • Alyssa Arceneaux, Executive Coordinator, Scribe
  • Einar Bohlin, Interim V.P., Government Affairs
  • Richard Jimmerson, COO
  • Brian Kirk, CFO
  • Steve Ryan, Counsel
  • Thérèse Simcox, Sr. Executive Assistant
  • John Sweeting, CCO


  • Peter Harrison, Trustee

1. Welcome, Agenda Review & Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m. ET. The presence of a quorum was noted. The Chair reviewed the agenda with the Board and called for any comments. He noted he would be discussing the September Board meeting during any other business.

There were no disclosures of conflicts of interest reported.

a) Approval of the Minutes of July 28, 2021. (Exhibit A)
b) Background Memo re: ARIN Vision/Mission. (Exhibit B)

It was moved by Bill Sandiford, and seconded by John Curran, that:

“The ARIN Board of Trustees approves the Consent Agenda, as presented.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

The President requested a switching of items 3 and 4 in the agenda so that the General Counsel update would be next.

3. General Counsel Update

The General Counsel and President provided an attorney-client privileged update on legal matters to the Board.

4. GWG Working Group Update

(Exhibits C, D)

The GWG and the Board discussed on-going governance work. The Board Chair thanked the GWG for the update and for the continued hard work put in by the Working Group.

5. Board Open Action Item Review

(Exhibit E)

The President provided an update on the action item list to the Board. He gave a status for each item outstanding. The Board had no concerns.

6. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business.

The Chair requested a check with each Board member on traveling to Boston for the September Board meeting after changes and updates to COVID mandates. He noted that a hybrid or completely virtual meeting could take place if needed. After much discussion, it was decided to continue with the in-person September meeting and that if other Trustees decided against travelling, that the Board would reassess the situation.

It was also noted that the Chair would like the Board to plan on meeting for one day in conjunction with the ARIN member meeting in November.

7. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 6:05 p.m. ET. The meeting adjourned with no objections.