ARIN Announces Final Candidate Slate

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

The 2016 ARIN Elections will be held online from 20-28 October for two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees, six seats on the Advisory Council (AC), and one seat on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC). Terms for the ARIN Board of Trustees, AC, and NRO NC will begin 1 January 2017.

ARIN Trustees Vint Cerf and Bill Sandiford; AC members Cathy Aronson, Owen DeLong, Scott Leibrand, Tina Morris, and Dr. Milton Mueller; and NRO NC member Jason Schiller will all conclude their current three-year terms on 31 December 2016. Additionally, a one-year term on the AC became available following the resignation of AC member Kevin Blumberg when he accepted an appointment to the NRO NC.

The final candidate slate includes:

ARIN Advisory Council

  • Owen DeLong, Akamai
  • Gary T. Giesen, CentriLogic
  • Scott Leibrand, DLVR, Inc.
  • Isaac Levy, Black Sky Research
  • Rob McCann, Clearcable Networks
  • Alyssa Moore, Cybera – Alberta’s Research & Education Network
  • Tina Morris, Amazon
  • Joe Provo, Google
  • Allen Shen, Charter Communications
  • Alison Wood, State of Oregon
  • Chris Woodfield, Twitter

ARIN Board of Trustees

  • Patrick Gilmore, Markley Group
  • Merike Kaeo, Farsight Security, Inc.
  • Charlie Liu, Charter Communications
  • Bill Sandiford

Number Resource Organization Number Council

  • Robert J. Kenny, PITT OHIO Express
  • Jason Schiller, Google

In preparation for voting, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with each candidate by taking a moment to read the information available online at This important information includes candidate biographies and answers to candidate questions. Statements of Support may also be viewed and made at this webpage.

On 20 October during the ARIN 38 Public Policy and Members Meeting in Dallas, Texas, candidates will have the opportunity to address the membership. Candidate speeches will be posted online on 21 October.

To view the election system instructions, please visit:

Please contact if you have any questions about ARIN Elections.

As a final reminder, Voting Contacts’ participation in the election process is an important responsibility that only takes a few minutes of your time. One simple ballot has the power to shape the future of ARIN, our community, and the Internet. It’s your voice, your vote – make it count!


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