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Board of Trustees

The 2018 Board of Trustees (picture)


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.

The Board of Trustees consists of seven members. Six members are elected by ARIN's membership and the President of ARIN serves as the seventh Trustee. An additional voting member (potentially bringing the Board to 8 voting seats) may be appointed by the Board at its discretion (for a term not to exceed one year) to provide diversity to the Board's membership.

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.


Dan Alexander dan at arin dot net

Dan Alexander is currently a Network Engineer 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 fifteen 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 elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2017. His current term expires 31 December 2020.

Paul Andersen paul at arin dot net

Paul Andersen has been with egateNETWORKS Inc., a managed network service provider based in Toronto, since he founded the company in 1996. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the organization's IP network. He has served as Board Chairman for both the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (the dot-ca registry) and the Toronto Internet Exchange. Paul is a licensed member of Professional Engineers Ontario, and holds a B.A. Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. Paul joined the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) on 1 January 2004 to fill a one-year term, and he was re-elected in 2004 and 2007. He vacated his position on the AC when he was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009, and he was re-elected in 2012 and 2015. His current term expires 31 December 2018.

Nancy Carter nancy at arin dot net

Nancy Carter currently serves as the CFO of CANARIE Inc., a key partner in Canada's National Research and Education Network.  

As CFO, she is responsible for the financial integrity and operations of the organization, which includes the management and administration of CANARIE's funding and program delivery; human resources; IT management; and all legal and contracting. She has been on the Board of the Internet Society Canada Chapter (ISCC) for the past four years, currently serves as Treasurer and Vice-President of the Board. Nancy was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2017. Her current term expires 31 December 2020.

John Curran jcurran at arin dot net

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.  He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having 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 has served as ARIN's President and CEO of ARIN, which is a non-elected, full-voting member of the Board of Trustees. 

Patrick Gilmore patrick at arin dot net

Patrick W. Gilmore is Chief Technology Officer of Markley Group, a colocation & Infrastructure-as-a-Service company headquartered in Boston. Patrick's team is responsible for all IaaS functions and the Boston Internet Exchange, which Markley owns and operates.

Prior to Markley Group, Patrick was Chief Network Architect at Akamai Technologies, where he worked for over 13 years. Patrick's group was responsible for peering and capacity for the world's largest CDN. In the 1990s, Patrick held management and architecture positions at Onyx Networks, Concentric Networks, and Priori Networks, national and international backbones.

Patrick is on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX), the PeeringDB, and the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG), and formerly the London Internet Exchange (LINX).

Patrick was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2016. His current term expires 31 December 2019.

Aaron Hughes aaron at arin dot net

Aaron Hughes is the President and CEO of 6connect, a leader in network provisioning automation including global resource management of IPv6/IPv4 Addressing, DNS/DNSSEC control, and network automation for Service Providers and Enterprises. He is deeply rooted in the community, supporting organizations such as ARIN, NANOG, RIPE, APNIC, Regional IPv6 Task Forces, IETF, and GPF. He is also a contributor to IGF, EPF, Interop, Cable Labs, EuroIX, BCP/BCOP, and IPv6 outreach programs. Aaron has held network and system architecture and Sr. level management roles at Lockheed Martin, Cariden Technologies, Terremark, Certainty Solutions, UnitedLayer, Quest Technologies, RCN, UltraNet, and Channel(1) Communications, among others. In addition, he is the President and Chairman of the Board for PeeringDB. He was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2012 and was re-elected in 2015. His current term expires 31 December 2018.

Bill Sandiford bill at arin dot net

Bill has over 22 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 was re-elected in 2016. His current term expires 31 December 2019.

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