Organization Structure & Staff

ARIN Organization Chart

ARIN is structured to operate as a service organization that is responsive to the needs of the public it serves. It is organized and driven by the users in the community and is thus able to keep in step with their requirements.

ARIN Community and Membership

Anyone with an interest in Internet number resource management in the ARIN region can be part of the ARIN community. In addition, the ARIN community specifically includes:

You do not need to be an ARIN Member to apply for resources from ARIN or to participate in ARIN’s Policy Development Process. However, to become a member, you must first hold Internet number resources from ARIN. For a complete explanation of membership, visit the Membership page.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, elected by the ARIN membership, establishes and maintains authority over ARIN’s scope, mission, and strategic and fiscal direction. The Board also oversees committee nominations, appointments, elections, and votes on community-developed draft policies in accordance with the Policy Development Process (PDP). For the current members of the Board, links to meeting minutes, and other information, visit the Board of Trustees page.

Advisory Council

Elected by the ARIN membership, the Advisory Council (AC) advises the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters and forwards Recommended Draft Policies to the Board for ratification, in adherence with the Policy Development Process (PDP). Additional information can be found on the Advisory Council page.

President & CEO

John Curran

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The Board of Trustees selects the President and directly determines compensation. The President:

  • Acts as Chief Executive Officer
  • Appoints and supervises all ARIN operational staff
  • Serves on the Board of Trustees
  • Acts in an advisory capacity to all other officers and trustees
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the Advisory Council
  • Acts as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council

Senior Management

Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer oversees and maintains the day-to-day internal operations of ARIN and facilitates coordination between all departments working closely with each department director. Additionally, the COO coordinates and oversees interdepartmental projects, is responsible for execution of ARIN’s internal program management, is primary liaison to ARIN legal counsel, and serves as chief of staff.

Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the integrity and reliability of all ARIN financial operations. This includes the leadership and coordination of the planning, accounting, auditing, and budgeting efforts for ARIN. In addition, the CFO monitors and reports on the overall fiduciary condition of the company and is accountable for ensuring timely financial statements and budgets for senior management, the Board of Trustees, and the membership.

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Department

The Senior Vice President of Government Affairs oversees and maintains relationships with governments and key intergovernmental organizations for ARIN, working closely with the President of ARIN to accomplish the external mission, goals, and strategic plan of the company. The Government Affairs department staff report to the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.

Deputy General Counsel

ARIN’s Deputy General Counsel oversees and monitors legal issues that may arise and works with the ARIN executive team and outside General Counsel on such issues. Additionally, the Deputy General Counsel interacts with community members and coordinates with various departments on responses to requests from members of the ARIN community that may require review from legal counsel.

Chief Customer Officer

The Chief Customer Officer oversees ARIN elections, the Policy Development Process, and all aspects of customer excellence across ARIN’s service departments. The Chief Customer Officer also develops and maintains key client relationships with appropriate senior-level points of contact with ARIN customers and key Internet number resource stakeholders. The Communications and Registration Services Departments report to the Chief Customer Officer.

Senior Management and Support Staff

  • Richard Jimmerson, Chief Operating Officer
    • Thérèse Simcox, Senior Executive Assistant
    • Alyssha Holdren, Executive Coordinator
  • Brian Kirk, Chief Financial Officer
  • Anne-Rachel Inné, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Department
    • Einar Bohlin, Manager, Public Policy
    • Leslie Nobile, Senior Director, Trust and Public Safety
    • Bevil Wooding, Director of Caribbean Affairs
  • John Sweeting, Chief Customer Officer
  • Michael Abejuela, Deputy General Counsel
    • Jennifer Lee, Staff Attorney
  • Erin Alligood, Director of HR and Administration
  • Hollis Kara, Director of Communications
  • Mark Kosters, Chief Technology Officer
  • Lisa Liedel, Director of Registration Services
  • Val Winkelman, Director of Financial Services

ARIN Departments

ARIN is comprised of the following departments. Descriptions and a list of staff are included below.

Engineering Department Staff

The Engineering Department is responsible for development, implementation, and support of ARIN internal systems and technical community services. The department supports all other functional departments of the organization. Engineering is also responsible for working with the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) on various projects, as well as providing systems related support for community-based policy implementations.

Director: Mark Kosters, Chief Technology Officer

  • Debra Martin, Senior Project Manager
    • Sherrie Link, Project Manager (Part-Time)
  • Garth Dubin, Software Engineering Manager
    • Jan Blacka, Senior User Experience Specialist
    • Crystal Cleaveland, Software Engineer
    • Leo (Liangbo) Deng, Principal Software Engineer
    • Nick Guichon, Software Engineer
    • Matt Haimbach, Software Engineer
    • Jesse Helfrich, User Experience Designer
    • Frank Hill, Principal Software Engineer
    • Adam McClintock, Software Engineer
    • Eric Parton, Software Engineer
    • Bill Ponting, Senior Software Engineer
    • Jasdip Singh, Senior Software Engineer
    • Avneet Wadhwani, Senior Software Engineer
  • Reggie Forster, Senior Operations Manager
    • Steve Bambling, Principal Systems Administrator
    • Bashir Kassim, Senior Network Engineer
    • Michael O’Neill, Senior Network Engineer
    • Mike Crossin, Technical Operations Manager
      • Robert Bellante, Systems Administrator
      • David Jeffers, Database Systems Administrator
      • Michael McMahon, Systems Administrator
  • Maureen Seiler, Software Integration (SI) Manager
    • Olivia Bilby, Senior Software Development Engineer in Test
    • Jill Carlson, Senior Software Integration Analyst
    • Nargiza Isaeva, Software Development Engineer in Test
    • Hema Kalathur, Senior Software Development Engineer in Test
    • Kris Langhorn, Senior Software Development Engineer in Test
    • Anna Sargsyan, Senior Software Development Engineer in Test
    • Matthew Whitaker, Junior Software Development Engineer in Test
    • Liang Xu, Senior Software Development Engineer in Test
  • Pete Toscano, Information Systems and Security Manager
    • Octavis Jones, Support Engineer
    • Frankie McDonough, Systems Administrator
    • Kevin Mortiere, Support Engineer
    • Steve Scally, Security Engineer

Office of the Chief Customer Officer

The Office of the Chief Customer Officer maintains and oversees all aspects of customer relations. By analyzing user patterns and identifying areas for improvement, the Office of the Chief Customer Officer ensures that ARIN delivers on its promise of providing the best possible customer service across its service departments. The Office of the Chief Customer Officer also oversees ARIN’s elections and Policy Development Process.

Director: John Sweeting, Chief Customer Officer

  • Jason Byrne, Senior Customer Success Analyst
  • Sean Hopkins, Policy Analyst
  • Joseph Westover, Product Manager
  • Jonathan Worley, Senior Technology Architect

Registration Services Department Staff

The Registration Services Department is responsible for the allocation and assignment of all Internet number resources within the ARIN region. The Registration Services Department reports to the Chief Customer Officer.

Responsibilities include:

  • IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous System Number (ASN) registration and transfers
  • Help Desk operation
  • Reverse delegation registration
  • Whois Directory Service
  • Routing Registry Maintenance

Director: Lisa Liedel, Director of Registration Services

  • Prabha Bhattarai, Customer Service Resource Analyst I
  • Cathy Clements, Transfer Services Lead
  • Eddie Diego, Customer Service Resource Analyst III
  • Suzanne Evans, Customer Service Resource Analyst II
  • Misuk Kwon, Customer Service Resource Analyst II
  • Nathan Newman, Technical Support Specialist
  • Mike Pappano, Customer Service Resource Analyst III
  • James Ricewick, Customer Service Resource Analyst III
  • Jonathan Roberts, Customer Service Resource Analyst I
  • Shawn Sullivan, Customer Service Resource Analyst II

Communications Department Staff

The Communications Department is responsible for communications and outreach to ARIN’s membership and community, including public relations, general education, and training. It is the focal point for all ARIN communications and provides support to all senior management and departments. The department also facilitates the Fellowship and Community Grant Programs, and conducts outreach events and the Public Policy and Member Meetings.

Director: Hollis Kara, Director of Communications

  • Tommy Baldwin, Graphic and Digital Media Designer
  • Jennifer Bly, Public Affairs Specialist
  • Kerry Carmichael, Senior Technical Writer
  • Amanda Gauldin, Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Melissa Goodwin, Meeting Planner
  • Beverly Hicks, Training Program Coordinator
  • Kim Kelly, Senior Communications Writer
  • Erin Pratt, Social Media and Content Specialist

Government Affairs Department Staff

The Senior Vice President of Government Affairs oversees and maintains relationships with governments and key intergovernmental organizations for ARIN, working closely with the President of ARIN to accomplish the external mission, goals, and strategic plan of the company. The Government Affairs Department also oversees special programs including: developing and overseeing outreach and support to the Law Enforcement community, and targeted outreach to cultivate and maintain relationships with governments and Internet industry groups in the Caribbean portion of the ARIN region; and promotes participation in the policy development process by the various governments and Internet industry groups in the Caribbean portion of the ARIN region.

Director: Anne-Rachel Inné, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

  • Einar Bohlin, Manager, Public Policy
  • Leslie Nobile, Senior Director, Trust and Public Safety
  • Bevil Wooding, Director of Caribbean Affairs

Human Resources and Administration Department Staff

The Human Resources and Administration Department is responsible for providing overall strategic direction for all activities related to acquiring personnel, managing employee compensation, internal company policies, administering payroll and staff benefits, employee training, office management and security, and travel administration.

Director: Erin Alligood, Director of HR and Administration

  • Denise Alston, Receptionist
  • Sarah Ba, Administrative Coordinator
  • Lori Gheitanchi, Facilities and Administrative Coordinator

Financial Services Department Staff

The Financial Services Department is responsible for accounting, billing, budget management, contract administration, and the legal affairs of ARIN.

Chief Financial Officer: Brian Kirk

Director: Val Winkelman, Director of Financial Services

  • Ray Pineres, Accounting Manager
  • Anh Romero, Controller
  • Tammy Rowe, Accounts Receivable Manager
    • Tanya Gomez, Senior Account Service Representative
    • Cathleen Mohn, Account Service Representative
    • Amy Sanchez, Senior Account Service Representative
    • Amaris Wang, Senior Collection Specialist