Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees - 13 December 2023




  • Bill Sandiford, Chair
  • Tina Morris, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Carter, Treasurer
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Hank Kilmer, Trustee
  • Robert Seastrom, Trustee

ARIN Staff

  • Michael Abejuela, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Erin Alligood, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Alyssa Arceneaux, Executive Coordinator, Scribe
  • Einar Bohlin, Vice President, Government Affairs
  • Richard Jimmerson, Chief Operating Officer
  • Christian Johnson, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Brian Kirk, Chief Financial Officer
  • Therese Simcox, Sr. Executive Assistant
  • John Sweeting, Chief Customer Officer


  • Dan Alexander, 2024 Board Trustee
  • Chris Tacit, 2024 Board Trustee


  • Peter Harrison, Trustee

1. Welcome, Agenda, and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Review.

The Chair called the meeting to order at 1:34 pm ET. The Chair asked for any conflicts of interest. There were none.

  • Approval of the Minutes. Exhibit A

  • ARIN Board Action without Meeting - Confirmation of 2023 ARIN Election Results. (Exhibit B) [Curran]

    On October 29, 2023, the ARIN Board of Trustees confirmed by unanimous consent the results of the ARIN 2023 election process, with all Trustees consenting to the action in writing to the motion: “The ARIN Board of Trustees confirms the results of the ARIN 2023 election process.”

  • Q3 Investment Report. (Exhibit C) [Kirk]

  • Q3 Financial Statements. (Exhibit D) [Kirk]

  • Q3 Reports. (Exhibits E, F, G, H) [Curran] As already emailed to the Board on 2 November 2023.

  • ARIN 401k Annual Report. (Exhibit I) [Alligood/Jimmerson]

  • Grant Program End of Year Report. (Exhibit J) [Sweeting]

  • ARIN 52 Ombuds Report. (Exhibits K, L) [Alligood]

  • Update on Legacy Fee Cap (for new LRSA entrants). (Exhibit M) [Jimmerson/Sweeting]

  • Update on Registration Services Audit. (Exhibit N) [Abejuela/Sweeting]

  • Update on RPKI Planned Service Outage. (Exhibit O) [Jimmerson]

  • Memo on Tabletop Exercise Results. (Exhibit P) [Johnson]

  • ARIN Workforce Blueprint. (Exhibit Q) [Alligood/Jimmerson]

  • Results of 2023 Employee Risk Perception Survey. (Exhibits R) [Jimmerson]

  • Update on Harassment Prevention Training. (Exhibit S) [Alligood]

  • Year End Election Report. (Exhibit T) [Sweeting/Abejuela]

It was moved by John Curran, and seconded by Tina Morris, that:

“The ARIN Board of Trustees approves the consent agenda, as presented.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion passed unanimously.

3. ARIN Committee Reports (including any year-end reports).

  • Compensation Committee. The Committee Chair asked for an update from the President during the Executive Session.
  • Finance Committee. (Exhibit U) The Committee Chair stated that the committee met recently and reviewed the Q3 investment report with ARIN’s new Fiducient advisor, Eric Ramos. The Committee also approved the year-end report for submission to the Board, along with the Committee Charter and the Q3 financials. There were no major recommendations, but she did note that 10 committee meetings occurred throughout the year and the Committee would prefer to continue with the status quo.
  • Governance Committee. (Exhibit V) In the absence of the Committee Chair, the Committee Co-Chair stated that the Committee met at the end of November and is scheduling a meeting for December to finish up a few items. The Committee most recently discussed onboarding and offboarding procedures for Trustees and Advisory Council members, to incorporate all training that new Trustees should attend. The Committee reviewed the year-end report and its Charter and discussed Board positions and succession plans. There are two items to be discussed in December - finalize the Committee succession plan and discuss the skills matrix and self-assessments.
  • Mailing List AUP Committee. (Exhibit W) The Committee Chair stated that there were no issues to report during 2023 and no recommendations or changes requested to the Charter.
  • Nomination Committee. (Exhibit X) The Chair noted that without the Committee Chair present to give an oral report, to please refer to the year-end report provided.
  • Risk & Cybersecurity Committee. (Exhibit Y) The Chair noted that without the Committee Chair present to provide a briefing on the report, please refer to the year-end report provided. The Vice Chair stated that the Committee will continue the hard work on getting through all of the risks on the ARIN Risk Register.

4. General Counsel Update.

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

5. Open Action Item List. (Exhibit Z)

The President provided an update on the open action item list to the Board.

6. Any Other Business.

The Chair asked for any other business. There were none.

7. Executive Session.

The Board entered an Executive Session at 2:05 pm ET.

8. Adjournment.

The Chair called for adjournment at 2:40 pm ET. It was moved by Nancy Carter, and seconded by Tina Morris to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned with no objections.