Initial Slate of Candidates Announced for ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council

Posted: Monday, 17 September 2012

Elections for two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees and five seats on the ARIN Advisory Council will be held online 24 October – 3 November.

The following candidates have agreed to run for office:

Board of Trustees:

  • Paul Andersen, EGATE Networks / Canadian Internet Registration Authority
  • Ron da Silva, Time Warner Cable
  • William Herrin, Exelis
  • Aaron Hughes, 6Connect Inc.
  • Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric
  • Dave Siegel, Level 3
  • Josh Snowhorn, Cyrus One

Advisory Council:

  • Jesse Geddis, LA Broadband LLC
  • Frank Hoonhout, State of Oregon
  • Stacy Hughes, TW Telecom
  • George Morton, Madisol
  • Milton Mueller, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
  • Brandon Ross, Network Utility Force
  • Bill Sandiford, TELNET
  • Rob Seastrom, Time Warner Cable
  • Heather Schiller, Verizon Business
  • John Springer, Inland Telephone

Many of the candidates will address the membership on 24 October during the ARIN XXX Public Policy and Members Meeting in Dallas. These speeches, brief biographies and a form to voice support for candidates can be found here at ARIN Election Headquarters. You may wish to review the election system instructions prior to voting.

A compilation of Candidate questionnaire responses is available.

Designated Member Representatives (DMRs) from ARIN's general members in good standing will be asked to vote for two candidates in the Board election and five candidates in the Advisory Council election. ARIN requires a name and personalized email address for the DMR; role accounts may not be used. Voter eligibility must be established by 10 October. Member organizations that are not in good standing or do not have a valid DMR on file as of 10 October 2012 will not be eligible to vote. You can learn more about the DMR role including instructions on how to update here.

Please contact ARIN's Communications and Member Services Department at to ensure you have a properly registered DMR.

Congratulations and good luck to all of the candidates. Your willingness to take an active role in guiding the future of the Internet is appreciated.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)