2019 ARIN Elections - Statements of Support
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Statements of Support - Advisory Council
Author: Duran Johnson I met Jeff shortly after I started DRAGNFLY Wireless 16 years ago. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and truly helpful not only understanding and explaining the issue, but providing appropriate guidance and support all the way thru to resolution. He will absolutely be valuable to the organization and the future of the Internet.
Submitted: Tuesday 29 October 2019 21:24 EDT
Author: David Matychuk As President/CEO of LifeLine Incorporated, Jeff Anderson has been my go-to technology expert for the last 12 years. I have found that Jeff's overall knowledge and the ability to get all issues resolved timely indispensable. I've learned these last years of Jeff's interest in the internet and issues of security and proper structure to be a real passion. Jeff quickly envelopes a project and garners trust and confidence with those he works with, by his easy style and diplomacy in difficult issues. I've also found an inordinate desire on Jeff's part to dig-in to the details and work to come up with the right answers rather than just an answer.
Submitted: Tuesday 22 October 2019 14:59 EDT
Author: Douglas Weaver We have worked with Mr. Anderson at Implex for several years at several rooftop antenna sites. He prides himself in his ability to keep wireless systems working and clean. It's rare I work with someone equally passionate about keeping accurate records and willing to get their hands dirty to keep the systems working. He would be of great value to the Board.
Submitted: Monday 21 October 2019 10:18 EDT
Author: Corey Hines Jeff is very knowledgeable and passionate about the current and future state of the internet. His ideas and concerns, in addition to his knowledge of the history of ARIN make him an excellent candidate for this role on the advisory council. Jeff is also articulate, helping vendors, and operators understand the current state of affairs and the needs in regard to governance as the internet evolves.
Submitted: Friday 18 October 2019 12:57 EDT
Author: John Gorski Jeff has supported our Qwikcast "virtual meeting" product for many years. Not only does our Qwikcast software perform without interruption, Jeff has assisted our clients when their network issues compromise the success of our meetings. This is a large task as our meetings are viewed around the Globe, ushered through corporate networks, monitored for security and success for companies including 3M, Ecolab, Medtronic, Ameriprise, Target, US Bank, Post Consumer Brands and others. These companies demand excellence and Jeff is instrumental in helping us maintain these corporate relationships since 1996.
Submitted: Wednesday 16 October 2019 16:32 EDT
Author: Collin McBrady Jeff is a very knowledgeable, conscientious professional and an excellent advocate for the greater community, in particular representing the perspectives of smaller networks and operators. Having known Jeff for many of his years as a Network Engineer, his contribution would no doubt be of great value to the Board.
Submitted: Tuesday 15 October 2019 17:39 EDT
Author: Alison Wood Owen has made major contributions to the AC and works very hard to bring information to the community. Thank you for all that you do Owen!
Submitted: Tuesday 05 November 2019 14:33 EST
Author: Bill Sandiford Owen has been a highly valued member of the Advisory Council for a long time. He has a high level of knowledge of ARIN, our policies, and the policy development process. Owen has demonstrated that he deserves to be returned to the AC for another term and I strongly urge you to consider voting for him.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 13:08 EDT
Author: Christian Tacit In my view, Owen is an excellent ARIN AC member. He often offers perspectives in policy discussions that are thoughtful and unique, and contribute significantly to the diversity that is one of the core strengths of the ARIN AC. He is also extremely hard working for the ARIN community. I heartily recommend his candidacy for re-election to the AC.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 10:18 EDT
Author: Martin Hannigan I support Owen Delong's re-election to the ARIN AC. Owen cares, has deep knowledge and provides nothing but reasonable input to the process and procedure of policy making. Vote for Owen!
Submitted: Friday 25 October 2019 08:55 EDT
Author: Matthew Gamble I've worked with Alyssa for the past two years on the Internet Society Canada Chapter (ISCC) Board and I strongly recommend her for the ARIN Advistory Council. Alyssa is a tireless contributor to the Internet Governance ecosystem and her hard work and dedication are an amazing asset to any organization lucky enough to have her on board.
Submitted: Wednesday 06 November 2019 15:06 EST
Author: Alison Wood Alyssa is a leader, a brilliant contributor and an inspiration. I highly recommend Alyssa for the ARIN AC!
Submitted: Tuesday 05 November 2019 14:34 EST
Author: Barb Carra I am pleased to provide Alyssa Moore a Statement of Support in her re-election campaign to the ARIN Advisory Council. Alyssa continues to be a dedicated and passionate advocate for fair, responsible and equitable internet. Over the course of her first three year term, Alyssa has shepherded internet numbers policies that aim to improve registry accuracy, a policy that aims to make it easier for community networks to obtain IPv6, and policies that increase clarity in the Number Resource Policy Manual. During her tenure at both Cybera and now CIRA, she has been a key figure in advocating for better Internet policy at the global and national levels. She understands the critical importance of maintaining an unbiased and objective voice while upholding the core principles of the organization she is supporting. This skill set makes her very valuable as a contributor and partner. As a former colleague of Alyssa's, I can strongly state that she is extremely professional in her work ethic and is both a mentor and a strong team player. She takes her roles and responsibilities seriously, and possesses the necessary skills to be a contributing member of the ARIN Advisory Council. Alyssa is great at thinking outside the box and bringing new ideas to the table in an effort to evolve current operating practices for the better. I strongly support her re-election. Barb Carra, President and CEO, Cybera
Submitted: Monday 04 November 2019 11:32 EST
Author: Paul Andersen Alyssa is a strong force in the Internet Governance ecosystem. She brings a wide range of experience in the area and has tirelessly contributed to the ARIN Policy Process. Alyssa has also been active in reaching out to stakeholders who do not always participate in our process and welcoming them into our community which as Board Chair I very much appreciate. Given her strong spirit and work ethic I support her re-election to the Advisory Council.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 13:51 EDT
Author: John Demco As a Board Advisor to CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, I have had the pleasure of interacting with Alyssa since she joined the organization. I strongly support her re-election to the ARIN Advisory Council.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 13:28 EDT
Author: Jean-Francois Amiot I have known Alyssa for a number of years and had the chance to work with her as a colleague at Cybera. She is passionate about all things Internet, always curious and very smart. But above all that, she knows how to work with people in an inclusive manner, working for the common good. I wholeheartedly recommend her reelection to the AC.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 12:48 EDT
Author: Jill Kowalchuk I have worked closely with Alyssa for a number of years in her roles at Cybera and subsequently CIRA. As a member of the CIRA Board, I had the pleasure of working wth Alyssa on the CIRA Community Investment Committee. Alyssa is an incredible team player. She has a unique ability to listen to others, provide unique and thoughtful perspectives and build consensus as part of diverse multi-stakeholder initiatives. Alyssa has a passion for technology and internet governance and her insights would be invaluable as a member of the ARIN Advisory Council. I encourage all members to vote in support of her continued participation on this committee.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 18:58 EDT
Author: Owen DeLong Alyssa has been a valuable contributor on the AC and a pleasure to work with. I strongly support her re-election.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 14:43 EDT
Author: Bill Sandiford I had the pleasure of meeting Alyssa when she worked for Cybera, the research and education network for Alberta, Canada. Since that time I have had the opportunity to work with her in her present role at CIRA (the Canadian Internet Registration Authority) as well as at her role with ARIN. Alyssa is a highly intelligent, thoughtful, and valued member of the ARIN community. Simply put, she is a rising star that MUST be returned to the Advisory Council. I strongly urge you to cast a vote for Alyssa.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 13:14 EDT
Author: Farzaneh Badii I am a scholar at Yale Law School working on Internet governance related issues that relate to both technical aspects as well as legal and social aspects of Internet governance. I have come to know Alyssa Moore in her role as the senior policy advocacy adviser at CIRA and have cooperated with her on arranging panels at IGF initiatives and computer science conferences, interacted with her at ICANN,and sought her opinion about various technical and policy issues that relate to Internet infrastructure and names and numbers. Alyssa brings a very unique blend of policy/technical knowledge to this space which I have rarely seen. While has an in-depth knowledge about policy, because of her understanding of technical issues she is also very realistic but at the same time rights-oriented. This balance is very much apparent from how she performs in her various roles. She also does not shy away from advocating for what her community demands and is a committed representative. I strongly support Alyssa's re-election to AC.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 13:07 EDT
Author: Martin Hannigan No need to do anything other than vote for Alyssa. Good, reasonable, participation. Steady as it goes. Great representative of the community and voter stakeholders. Good grasp of how it all works and how to do it right. I am voting for Alyssa and hope others do too.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 11:35 EDT
Author: Christian Tacit I think that Alyssa is a terrific AC member. When she speaks on policies, she usually has very insightful comments to provide. She is also a very good listener, collegial, tactful and hard-working. I heartily recommend her re-election to the AC.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 10:24 EDT
Author: Jacques Latour As a colleague of Alyssa at CIRA, I strongly support her re-election to the Advisory Council. She has a strong grasp of internet policy issue and a unique ability to understand and communicate technical concepts to all types of audiences. She brings passion and professionalism to her volunteer work and her role at CIRA. Please re-elect Alyssa to the ARIN AC :-) Jacques Latour, CTO/CSO @ CIRA
Submitted: Monday 28 October 2019 13:54 EDT
Author: Steven Barry Submitted by: Steven Barry Vice-president, Information Technology Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) I have known Alyssa Moore for about four years, first having met at an ISP Summit. A little over a year ago she came to work at CIRA with my colleagues and me. To say that she has had a positive impact on the organization is a bit of an understatement. Alyssa is a hardworking, diligent and keen-minded person with an impressive breadth of knowledge in internet policy and technology. While her background and day-to-day work is policy-based, she is a very quick study and has impressed me with her quick and insightful uptake of technology and it's impact on the greater internet environment. It is for these qualities and reasons that I am please to provide a Statement of Support for her continued role on the ARIN Advisory Council.
Submitted: Monday 28 October 2019 10:29 EDT
Author: Alison Wood Tina has been a role model, leader, teacher, mentor and AMAZING chair of the ARIN AC. I highly encourage you to vote for Tina.
Submitted: Tuesday 05 November 2019 14:35 EST
Author: Paul Andersen As Board Chair it has been an honour to work with Tina Morris in her role as AC Chair. She has demonstrated a true commitment to the community and the role of Chair and has been a strong advocate for the AC and has brought forward several changes that have seen its accountability and effectiveness improved. Her strong leadership has been an important asset to the Board. I strongly support her re-election.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 13:26 EDT
Author: Owen DeLong Tina has done a great job chairing the AC and I strongly support her re-election. She has strong technical skills and excellent organizational capabilities.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 14:44 EDT
Author: Bill Sandiford Tina Morris continues to be one of the hardest working volunteers (if not the hardest working volunteer) in the ARIN Community. Through her roles on the AC, where she has served as a member, vice-chair, and now chair, as well as her service on many other committees (for example the NomCom and the Fellowship Selection committee), Tina has spent countless hours serving ARIN, it's members, and the community. It is a privilege to have her as part of our community and I strongly urge you to cast one of your votes for her.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 13:22 EDT
Author: Christian Tacit I consider Tina to be an excellent leader and AC member. She is thoughtful, considerate, patient and fair in overseeing the AC and keeps it running efficiently and effectively. When she speaks, she usually has something very meaningful to say. I heartily recommend her candidacy for re-election to the AC.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 10:30 EDT
Author: Peter Thimmesch It is my true pleasure to fully and unequivocally support Tina's nomination for continuing her membership to the advisory council. Her steady leadership the last few years has been one of the most significant and beneficial developments in the industry. I wholeheartedly recommend her and strongly suggest others do as well.
Submitted: Monday 28 October 2019 13:41 EDT
Author: Vijay Gurbani Re: Statement of support Anita Nikolich's candidacy for the ARIN Advisory Council. While I knew *of* Anita when she was a NSF PM, I am very pleased to say that I know her now as a close colleague. In the last couple of years that our paths have crossed, I have been the beneficiary of many insights related to our shared research interests, namely networking, protocols, security, and applied machine learning. My conversations with Anita have always been illuminating, be it a conversation on the latest advances in network security, or a conversation on the role of ethics in the booming AI/ML space in the CS community, or a conversation on the business aspects of a technology like blockchain. During our various conversations, I have always found Anita's arguments to be well thought out, eminently reasonable, very passionate, and acutely perspicacious. Anita's background and prior experience will inform her activities in ARIN. Her deep knowledge of networking will allow her to reason about evolving technologies that will make use of networks in ways not yet imagined, and her organization experience will benefit ARIN in establishing collaborations with other organizations like ISOC. In summary, I unreservedly support Anita Nikolich's candidacy for the ARIN Advisory Council. Sincerely, Vijay K. Gurbani, Ph.D. http://www.cs.iit.edu/~vgurbani Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Submitted: Friday 27 September 2019 11:19 EDT
Author: Alison Wood Joe has made major contributions to the ARIN AC, offered great assistance to the community and is an all around brilliant member of the AC. I highly encourage your vote for Joe!
Submitted: Tuesday 05 November 2019 14:36 EST
Author: Bill Sandiford Joe has been a valued member of the community and the Advisory Council. He is always well prepared and articulates his thoughts clearly and precisely. He is deserved of another term on the Advisory Council and I urge you to support him.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 15:25 EDT
Author: Owen DeLong I've known Joe for many years, long before he joined the AC. I was delighted when he joined and I hope the community will extend his service. Joe brings great expertise and unique perspectives. He's always a pleasure to work with and articulates his position and observations with great clarity.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 14:46 EDT
Author: Christian Tacit I really appreciate Joe's contributions to the AC. He is very thoughtful, articulate and considerate of other points of view of people generally. He also brings a very important perspective to the AC. Joe is also an excellent team player and one of the most socially inclusive people I know, making everyone feel like a valued member of the ARIN community. I heartily recommend his candidacy for re-election to the AC.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 10:37 EDT
Author: Martin Hannigan Joe Provo does a good job, is patient and knows what he is talking about. He also cares. While I can sing other praises and write tactical syntax to underscore those things, I'd rather just say Vote for Joe. I will.
Submitted: Friday 25 October 2019 08:49 EDT
Author: Bill Sandiford Matthew is an amazing candidate and would be a great addition to the Advisory Council. He has been actively involved in the community for a number of years. He works hard and is prepared to do what it takes to get the job done. Renewal is an important part of having a healthy Advisory Council. Matthew is an amazing choice. I will be voting for him and I urge you to vote for him as well.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 15:32 EDT
Author: Owen DeLong Matthew is a great candidate for the AC. He's energetic and enthusiastic, eager to learn, and has great experience.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 14:47 EDT
Author: Darrieux Harvey It is my pleasure to support Matthew Wilder's candidacy. He is a valuable participant and contributor to the NANOG & ARIN community and would be a valuable asset to the ARIN Advisory Council.
Submitted: Monday 28 October 2019 16:18 EDT
Author: Sean Croghan As the NOC lead for the Internet Engineering Task Force, I support Matthew for the Advisory Council. Matthew is a champion and advocate for the internet, promoting and pushing for more IPv6 adoption. His support and ability to provide network connectivity for many of the global IETF meetings has been invaluable for the growth of the internet. I know that he would be an excellent addition to the council.
Submitted: Thursday 24 October 2019 17:05 EDT
Author: Joe Provo I've thoroughly enjoyed having Alison's perspective on the AC. She is committed to the process and drives community engagement in all her policy work. Please vote to keep her involved.
Submitted: Friday 08 November 2019 15:17 EST
Author: Bill Sandiford Alison has been an amazing member of the Advisory Council. She leads by example and works hard. She demonstrates all the skills that are desired for the job. She is always prepared to put the work in to complete her tasks. Plus, when you need someone to jump through hoops to get the job done, it always helps to have a world record holder in high jump at your disposal :) I strongly urge you to cast one of your votes for Alison Wood.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 15:28 EDT
Author: Owen DeLong Please keep Alison on the AC. She's wonderful to work with. Smart, articulate, and always focused on doing the right thing for the community.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 14:48 EDT
Author: Christian Tacit I think that Alison is a valuable AC member. Given her particular background and experience, she brings a very important and unique perspective to the AC's deliberations. She is also extremely collegial, inclusive and friendly, all of which makes it a very positive experience for me to work with her on the AC. I heartily recommend her candidacy for re-election to the AC.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 10:43 EDT
Author: Frank Hoonhout I have know Alison Wood since 2004 and support her for the advisory council. We have worked together over the years and she has always put our customers first, working hard to find a solution to any issue. Since being on the AC, she has demonstrated to me, her ability and commitment to serve the ARIN community. I endorse Alison Wood for this position.
Submitted: Thursday 26 September 2019 12:06 EDT
Author: Kristen Duus Alison is a talented network engineer with the unique ability to look beyond the technical aspects of her job, to the bigger picture of how her work impacts the work of the state, and the citizens of Oregon. Alison's passion, dedication, determination and enthusiasm are admirable and contagious and she will apply a balance of fun and professionalism to any policy, committee or workgroup in which she is involved. I believe that Alison's public sector background brings a unique viewpoint on the impact of policy to state and local government, and I whole-heartedly endorse her for the ARIN Advisory Council.
Submitted: Thursday 26 September 2019 12:27 EDT
Author: John Springer I had the pleasure of serving on the AC for two years with Alison. During that time, I was impressed with her exceptional professionalism. She provided a useful perspective on policy from the technical side of state government. Her record of continual personal and technical achievement has made her an effective interface between ARIN's stakeholders and the PDP. In addition, her positive outlook has served to enliven a policy process which can be intimidating. By placing your vote to return Alison to the Advisory Council, these desirable effects would be continued. I recommend that.
Submitted: Thursday 26 September 2019 12:44 EDT
Author: Mike Burns Alison has been assigned to shepherd a couple of my policy proposals, and I have been surprised by her diligence. She researched my proposal and its history, and identified technical issues that had recently changed which impacted the proposal. She spent more research time than I did, and she was able to present the proposal successfully to the community when the time came for that. Throughout the process she was fair to me and I had no reason to assume that she was personally for or against my proposal, which I took to be a reasonable position for a policy shepherd. I think she is a credit to the Advisory Council and I support her re-election.
Submitted: Thursday 26 September 2019 14:38 EDT
Author: Paul Deike Alison has a critical role with the Network team at the State of Oregon Data Center. He ability to track down the root cause of Network related issues is critical to reducing outages to a minimum. She is focused on the proactive use of network monitoring tools to prevent outages from occurring in the first place. She has a drive and a passion to share her research and knowledge beyond the walls of her cubicle, having a position with ARIN allows her skills to be appreciated by a greater audience. I recommend her nomination enthusiastically!
Submitted: Monday 23 September 2019 15:21 EDT
Author: David Stone I've worked closely with Alison for the last year and a half, and it has been a great experience. Alison is a dedicated technologist who clearly enjoys her work with ARIN. She is a hard worker, has broad networking knowledge and extensive experience. She is also fun to work with :-) I am very comfortable endorsing her for this position. She would be an excellent choice and would definitely be an asset to ARIN!
Submitted: Monday 23 September 2019 13:50 EDT
Statements of Support - Board of Trustees
Author: Allan MacGillivray I first met Bram for over 20 years when I was in government and he was a telecommunications lawyer representing major international clients. We became reacquainted in the last five years during my time at CIRA and I was impressed with his deep knowledge of networks and the DNS. He is a very genial individual who is able to explain complex issues, both technical and legal, in a clear and understandable fashion. In my humble opinion, the ARIN Board of Trustees would be well served by his unique combination of technical knowledge, legal expertise and all round people skills.
Submitted: Tuesday 05 November 2019 13:42 EST
Author: Jill Schatz I am currently a Board member for the CNOC and ENVI Network and Execulink Telecom's Regulatory Officer, past general counsel and VP for various telecommunications companies including Primus Telecommunications from 2008-2016 and am a past Board member of the CCTS. I have known Bram Abramson for many years through mutual involvement in corporate counsel and telecommunications professional associations. I would unequivocally endorse him as a candidate for the ARIN Board of Trustees in light of his impressive and relevant education and experience, intellect, integrity, communications skills and personal work ethic.
Submitted: Monday 04 November 2019 17:31 EST
Author: Alex Pavlovic I have known Bram since 2014; we worked together in a couple of proceedings before the CRTC (review of wireline/wireless regulatory practices). His knowledge about the regulatory (and technical!) aspects of telecommunications (and the Internet in particular) - not just Canadian but global - is unsurpassed; his passion and enthusiasm for all things related to the Internet are contagious. He would be a fantastic asset to ARIN's Board of Trustees and would be a fierce warrior for everything the Internet stands for and should stand for.
Submitted: Monday 04 November 2019 15:03 EST
Author: Jay Thomson Bram asked me to submit a statement and I am happy to do so. I have known him professionally for many years and have always been impressed with his industry knowledge, his insight and his collaborative nature. In my mind he would be an asset to ARIN's Board of Trustees and would make a positive contribution to the organization.
Submitted: Sunday 03 November 2019 18:55 EST
Author: Greg Staple I founded TeleGeography Inc. and strongly support Bram Abramson's candidacy. Bram was one of the company's earliest employees in the 1990s and has long had a keen interest in Internet governance and public policy. I can also commend his work ethic, analytic talent, public spirit and professionalism. Beyond that, over the last 20 years, I think Bram's training as a lawyer, and experience as counsel for a range of in telecom and IT companies, make him exceptionally well qualified to become an ARIN director.
Submitted: Saturday 02 November 2019 22:12 EDT
Author: Pierre Trudel En plus d'avoir lu plusieurs des contributions qu'il a réalisées au sujet des enjeux juridiques et réglementaires associés au fonctionnement d'Internet, j'ai eu le privilège de travailler avec Bram Abramson. Je peux témoigner qu'il est un expert de très haut niveau. Il connaît et comprend de manière approfondie le fonctionnement et les enjeux associés au fonctionnement des réseaux informatique actuels. C'est un expert érudit mais aussi un analyste qui aborde avec réalisme et humilité les problèmes. C'est une très grande chance de pouvoir travailler avec une personne de cette envergure. In addition to reading many of his contributions to the legal and regulatory issues associated with the Internet, I had the privilege of working with Bram Abramson. I can testify that he is a very high level expert. He knows and understands in detail the operation and issues associated with the operation of current computer networks. He is an expert scholar but also an analyst who approaches with realism and humility the problems. It's a great chance to work with someone of this caliber.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 14:10 EDT
Author: Kris Klein I endorse Bram's nomination as I've worked with him for about a decade in the internet and privacy space. He has a detailed and extensive knowledge of privacy issues as they emerge within the industry. He'd be an asset to ARIN.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 11:19 EDT
Author: Timothy Ellam I had the pleasure of working with Bram when he was with our firm, McCarthy Tetrault. I believe he would be an excellent addition to the ARIN Board. Bram is very thoughtful and committed to his work. I have worked with him on many technology and internet matters and I appreciate his thoughtful input into the issues. He is extremely well versed with Canadian communications law and policy. As the President of a International Telecommunications Union (UN) sector member (the International Amateur Radio Union) I have relied on Bram for his international expertise on internet matters.He is well versed in serving on a diverse and international board. He is an excellent candidate.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 08:38 EDT
Author: Christian Tacit I worked alongside Bram for a number of years in the Canadian communications regulatory space. Bram is extremely knowledgeable about communications and Internet policy matters. He is also one of the smartest people I know. He is also very creative and articulate. To top it all off, he is a very decent person. I endorse his candidacy for election to the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Friday 25 October 2019 15:30 EDT
Author: Tamir Israel I have had the pleasure of working with Bram for many years on a multiplicity of Internet policy matters. Few can match his depth of knowledge and wide-ranging ability to understand the broader implications and social impacts of technical choices, and he has never failed to impress with his savvy pragmatism in operational matters. His long-standing commitment to innovation, consumer protection and the public interest is also noteworthy. In short, I endorse Bram without reservation, and have no doubt that he will serve the ARIN board well should he be elected.
Submitted: Tuesday 08 October 2019 06:35 EDT
Author: Catherine Boivie I endorse Bram for this position. I worked with him on the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) board and he was a valued member of the board! Any committee or board would benefit from his knowledge and experience.
Submitted: Tuesday 01 October 2019 18:33 EDT
Author: Jeremy Shtern I have know Bram Abramson since the early 2000s and I find him to be one of the most knowledgeable, forward thinking individuals working in internet and telecommunications business and policy in Canada.
Submitted: Friday 27 September 2019 09:26 EDT
Author: Alan Mauldin I support Bram for this role. I worked with him at TeleGeography in 2000-01 developing our initial research products on internet infrastructure. He possesses a deep knowledge of many facets of the internet supported by a strong sense of intellectual curiosity. The board would benefit from his involvement.
Submitted: Friday 27 September 2019 03:56 EDT
Author: Michael Karanicolas I have known Bram since 2015, when I found him to be an eager collaborator on a project I was taking forward to develop human rights principles for the tech sector. His participation was extremely valuable to our work, both in terms of offering direct feedback and in terms of connecting us to other potential participants in the private sector. As someone who was coming from civil society, this kind of committed engagement to advancing digital rights is incredibly valuable among private sector partners, and I was, and remain, grateful for his contributions to that project. I have confidence his commitment to human rights and his technical understanding of the field will be a tremendous asset to the ARIN board. Michael Karanicolas, Wikimedia Fellow, Information Society Project - Yale Law School
Submitted: Wednesday 25 September 2019 16:15 EDT
Author: Timothy Denton I have known Bram Abramson for years in the Canadian telecom and Internet regulatory space. I commend him to your attention, and I support his candidacy. I believe Board work is more than half a matter of temperament and personality. Bram certainly possesses all necessary technical and legal knowledge to accomplish his duties at ARIN or anywhere else, but it is his manners that particularly commend him. He can make a powerful point without raising the least fuss and shed insight into a subject without showing off. He can work well with others. He has a large measure of tact, discretion and ability to reason with others effectively. I think he is perfect Board material. I predict that ARIN members will be pleased with the results if they select him for the Board.
Submitted: Tuesday 24 September 2019 07:46 EDT
Author: Cynthia Khoo I fully endorse Bram for this position. He has always been one of the people I admired most in the Canadian communications law and Internet policy space, based on his work while at Teksavvy and while I was a new lawyer involved in CRTC proceedings, and in subsequent spaces since. His approachability, clarity of thought, telecommunications expertise, and mind for the public interest would all serve the board well.
Submitted: Monday 23 September 2019 16:59 EDT
Author: Dan Armstrong My respect for Bram is unending. His experience in the industry is extremely broad and insightful.
Submitted: Monday 23 September 2019 14:28 EDT
Author: Paul Stewart I fully endorse Bram for this role. During his time at Teksavvy I had the great pleasure of working with Bram on a number of projects and challenges. His working knowledge of the telecommunications industry from many perspectives is very impressive and by no means limited to legal related matters. Any board or committee would greatly benefit from his contributions. Thank you.
Submitted: Monday 23 September 2019 14:24 EDT
Author: Paul Spence I nominate Patrick to the Board of Trustees
Submitted: Thursday 07 November 2019 06:13 EST
Author: Ron da Silva I've known and worked with Patrick in the industry for many years and fully support his candidacy to the ARIN BoT.. He brings the ideal balance of technical, financial and business acumen to the role of governance and is an ideal candidate.
Submitted: Monday 28 October 2019 11:28 EDT
Author: john kristoff Patrick has a wealth of experience and contacts within the networking community. He has extensive experience in various roles not only operationally, but as a leader in communities such as NANOG, ARIN, and the PeeringDB to name a few. He continues to be a prolific and valuable contributor at numerous events and for numerous important organizations no matter what host organization he happens to be associated with. Patrick has a number of noteworthy qualities, but perhaps none exemplifies his suitability for support more than his untiring support of others, and not just those that agree with him, but those that engage him in honest disagreement on topics of great, but unsolved interest. He is blunt, but kind. He is sharp, but humble. He has lots of friends, and few if any enemies. His is the sort of character that is a perfect fit for the ARIN board. Patrick will continue to be a valuable asset to the community and is a great fit to continue to serve the community as an ARIN board member. He has my support.
Submitted: Friday 25 October 2019 17:31 EDT
Author: Christian Kaufmann Outreach and cooperation between RIR and the I-Stars are very important in our multi-stake holder and bottom up governance world. Since Patrick got elected he was my go to ARIN Board Member, for this reason alone I want to support his election. Christian Kaufmann RIPE NCC Executive Board
Submitted: Friday 25 October 2019 09:09 EDT
Author: Martin Hannigan I support Patrick Gilmore's re-election to the ARIN board. Patrick has served us well through spotless participation, taking the role seriously and spreading the message of IPv6 and RPKI. I read many past board minutes and can see he is an active participant in the current operation and future of the registry. Vote for Patrick!
Submitted: Friday 25 October 2019 08:55 EDT
Author: Steven Schecter Patrick has been a colleague, mentor, and friend for 2-decades. During this time I have watched Patrick successfully lead organizations both large and small. He has the utmost dedication and passion to our Internet community. I endorse Patrick and know he will bring great value.
Submitted: Thursday 24 October 2019 10:36 EDT
Author: Kate Gerry I have worked with Patrick indirectly by interacting with organizations that he is a board member on. This includes ARIN, PeeringDB, and ARIN. I believe that his influence in each of these organizations has resulted in an improvement, and I believe that his continued service to the ARIN board will further improve ARIN's services. Patrick has shown a great ability to keep his employment at Addrex and his service to ARIN separate. though I also believe that his experience in the IP marketplace aids ARIN in the long run; allowing ARIN to understand how their policies affect current resource holders.
Submitted: Tuesday 22 October 2019 11:50 EDT
Author: Alyssa Moore The ARIN Board of Trustees is responsible for oversight of the scope and mission of the organization. They're also responsible for strategic direction and the oversight of a $20 million + budget for a company that performs critical internet functions. We require Trustees with executive experience, legal acumen in a complex multinational context, and an understanding of the broader internet industry. Jacob brings all of these.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 14:42 EDT
Author: Christina MacDonald I am the Head of Legal for Amazon.ca, the former VP Legal for a leading Canadian startup and a former litigator at BlackBerry (RIM). I have been friends with Jacob for nearly 30 years. I support his nomination for ARIN's Board of Trustees. He has the judgment, intellect and commitment to make a meaningful contribution to ARIN and help guide its strategy.
Submitted: Wednesday 23 October 2019 21:36 EDT
Author: Dylan Blanchard I endorse and support Jacob Glick as a member of ARIN's Board of Trustees. I help lead the UX Research team at Shopify and I'm also the Chair of the Board of OpenMedia, one of Canada's largest digital rights advocacy groups. It's on the Board of OpenMedia that I get the pleasure and benefit of working alongside Jacob and have seen firsthand his knowledge of corporate governance and his constructive contributions to the internet in North America. ARIN and its community would be lucky to have his participation as a Trustee.
Submitted: Sunday 06 October 2019 21:25 EDT
Author: Bala Kathiresan I am pleased to support Catharine's candidacy for the Board of Trustee of ARIN. I have known Catharine over the last several years as I had the pleasure of working with her on the Board of CANARIE where Catharine has served as Chair and as the Past-Chair. As the Past-Chair she also Chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee in which I served as well. So I got to see her in action and learned from her leadership. She was well prepared and conducted the meetings very effectively. It was inspiring to see someone with such deep sectoral knowledge and governance experience guide some of the crucial conversations both at the Board and at the Committee of the Board level. I unreservedly support her candidacy as I believe she will make a strong contribution to ARIN. Best…Bala Bala Kathiresan President & CEO, BCNET
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 09:18 EDT
Author: Jim Ghadbane Catherine was on the CANARIE Board for 8 years, which included 6 years on the Board Executive Committee in the roles of Vice Chair, Chair, and Past Chair of the CANARIE Board of Directors. Over those 8 years, Catherine was always (yes.. always!) prepared for the Board meetings, she anticipated items requiring discussion, and was very open to, and respectful of, the views of other Board Members and staff. Catherine and I also had regular one on one conversations where we discussed items such as community engagement and organizational evolution. Always willing to assist CANARIE, she volunteered to participate on our Research Advisory Committee in support of CANARIE program delivery. Without hesitation, I would absolutely endorse Dr. Middleton's appointment to the ARIN Board of Directors. It would be difficult to identify others who would exceed her level of competency in that regard. Jim Ghadbane President and CEO, CANARIE
Submitted: Wednesday 30 October 2019 09:09 EDT
Author: Nizar Ladak I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Catherine Middleton for the past four years in a number of Governance Capacities. As a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D), Dr. Middleton brings a wealth of experience to her Board roles. Having held a number of senior Board positions in other organizations, she also served on the Board of Compute Ontario for five years, was a member of our Audit and Finance committee and an engaged and diligent participant in our Board meetings. In addition, Dr. Middleton is a distinguished researcher and Professor of Information Technology and Management and brought her subject matter expertise to bear on many discussions. Dr. Middleton brings seasoned and insightful perspective to Governance discussions and I would unequivocally support her candidacy to the ARIN Board of Trustees
Submitted: Monday 28 October 2019 15:37 EDT
Author: Mark Daley I have known Dr. Middleton for many years as a high-profile researcher in Canada and, for the past four, have had the privilege of serving with her on the board of directors of Compute Ontario. Dr. Middleton is an expert on the social implications of novel communications technologies, a topic of importance and relevance to the work of ARIN. The significance and impact of Dr. Middleton's work in this area has been recognized by her colleagues with election to the Royal Society of Canada's elite College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. Middleton brought deep experience, and skill, in governance to the board of Compute Ontario. Our board depended on her for rigorous, but creative, thinking and thoughtful input as we navigated the complexity of governing a federation. I support Dr. Middleton's candidacy for the Board of Trustees with my very highest personal regards.
Submitted: Monday 28 October 2019 09:59 EDT
Author: Joe Provo I've had the pleasure of getting to know Bill better through our ARIN work together. He has shown to be a thoughtful contributor and not one to rush to judgement. Should he be allowed to continue to serve I expect we can collaborate to keep the Board responsive to community concerns.
Submitted: Friday 08 November 2019 15:21 EST
Author: Jill Schatz I am a senior inhouse telecom executive and lawyer (currently working for Execulink Telecom and prior to that served 8 years as General Counsel and VP Law for Primus Telecommunications). A am also as a current Board member for CNOC and past board member of the CCTS, I have known Bill Sandiford for many years through our mutual involvement on the CNOC Board and am pleased to support his candidacy for the 2019 Board of Trustees. He has extensive industry and governance experience and his skills and insights and would be a definite asset to the ARIN Board.
Submitted: Friday 08 November 2019 08:30 EST
Author: Mike Cunningham I have had the pleasure of working with Bill over my career. He has an excellent understanding of the market from both a commercial and technical perspective. His personable and forward looking nature can certainly help drive an organization forward and greatly support the leadership body.
Submitted: Wednesday 06 November 2019 19:07 EST
Author: jacques latour I known Bill since 2010 and have worked with on many Canadian IXP projects and through his involvement with the CIRA Board and elsewhere. I fully support Bill in his candidacy for the ARIN Board and recommend voting for him :-)
Submitted: Wednesday 06 November 2019 15:03 EST
Author: Matthew Gamble I've worked with Bill in a variety of capacities for the past 15 years, including working with him directly in a Board capacity through the CIRA Board of Directors, and I strongly support Bill's re-election to the ARIN Board of Directors. Bill's passion, commitment, and dedication to the betterment of the internet through his work with organizations such as ARIN are vital to ensuring the continued success of these important organizations.
Submitted: Wednesday 06 November 2019 15:00 EST
Author: Alison Wood Bill is an amazing part of the Trustee Team. He has been a proven leader, offered ideas, solutions and mentorship to everyone in the community. I highly recommend voting for Bill!!!
Submitted: Tuesday 05 November 2019 14:29 EST
Author: Douglas North I have had the pleasure of working with Bill since 2004. Bill has always been a forward looker, and a strong advocate within our industry facing both then vendors and the regulators for improvements to the betterment of Service Provider collective in Canada. His impactful role on CNOC speaks directly to this. He is highly principled, kind, and generous with his time particularly problem solving for others with no clear benefit to him, he just does it because that's Bill's brand. I know that his work on the ARIN board has been a passion for him and within our industry he made those efforts visible and valued. Bill was chanting change readiness long before the need to act was unavoidable. And people listened. I fully support his ongoing efforts on Board .
Submitted: Saturday 02 November 2019 10:20 EDT
Author: Pierre Bousquet For over 10 years, I learned to know Bill as an entrepreneur, a leader in the business environment and his community, and also as Telecom industry expert. Through his knowledge of the Internet world, his vision, motivation and abilities to lead, Bill represents an important asset for ARIN. Therefore, I fully support and encourage his re-election to ARIN's board of Director. His contribution to ARIN must continue.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 19:28 EDT
Author: Rob Villeneuve I support Bill Sandiford for appointment to the ARIN board of trustees. I've had an excellent experience working with Bill at CIRA's Board of Directors. For the past 6 years I've witnessed Bill demonstrate his excellent industry knowledge, his ability to consider many points of view, and his leadership focus others in on what's important.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 16:21 EDT
Author: John Demco As a Board Advisor to CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, I have worked with Bill for the past seven years. I have always appreciated his thoughtful, insightful, level-headed contributions. I strongly support his re-election to the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 13:28 EDT
Author: Jean-Francois Amiot I have known Bill since 2011 and can attest that he's a hard worker and has always given freely and generously to the Internet community. Also, and perhaps more importantly, when things get difficult in a project he'll choose the high road and try to do what's right and not what's expedient or easy. For these reasons, I would not hesitate to support his candidacy to the Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Friday 01 November 2019 13:01 EDT
Author: Marc-André Bédard I had the pleasure of working for Bill Sandiford for a few years. He was dedicated to his work and the welfare of his employees. I learned a lot thanks to his leadership. I am certain his knowledge of the industry and experience as the former president of the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC), as well as on ARIN's Board of Trustees can only be a great asset for the continuity of ARIN.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 20:28 EDT
Author: Bruce Buchanan Bill is an excellent supporter of the ISP community, both here in Canada, and more broadly across North America. Bill is always prepared for a meeting, and is always listening to what people have to say. He is an excellent candidate to continue on the Board of Trustees, and I support him wholeheartedly.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 16:49 EDT
Author: Steven Barry As head of technology at CIRA, I have known Bill Sandiford for my entire tenure. He is a long-standing Board member whose ideas, technical knowledge and industry insights have given me, and the rest of CIRA's executive, excellent advice and guidance over the years. Bill is an approachable, level-headed person with an incisive mind tempered by an affable personality. I am pleased to offer a Statement of Support for him in the continuance of his role of Trustee.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 16:49 EDT
Author: Andrew Trudgeon I have known Bill for many years, first meeting him while he was President of CNOC. He was an extremely valuable resource in that organization and as I became to know him more. I could see he had a real passion for helping Canadian businesses and push technology in Canada forward. His ability to help, teach and be a strong voice is extremely valuable wherever he is.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 16:13 EDT
Author: Graham Fletcher As one of the founders of CNOC, and the first Internet Service Provider in Alberta, I have had a long term investment in, and a great deal of activism in support of, the online technology business. I have known Bill Sandiford for almost two decades, and I can state unequivocally that he is always acted on so many files, with professionalism, honesty, intelligence and integrity. He is a genuinely decent person who would be a major asset to the ARIN Board, and I give my unequivocal support to him. I trust this helps. Graham Fletcher, Past President, The Internet Centre Canada Inc.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 16:07 EDT
Author: Alyssa Moore Bill has been a great mentor to me. He is also steadfast ARIN trustee and a capable Vice Chair with a long track record of non-profit governance experience. I've also served with Bill on several committees outside of ARIN and can vouch for the fact that Bill shows up prepared and ready to approach the business of the day with candour (or 'candor' if you prefer, for the non-Canadians :-P)
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 14:22 EDT
Author: Shaun Rossi I have worked with Bill in the past. Bill has always proven to be well informed, holds incredible experience and is a delight to engage with. His knowledge of the telecom industry, past involvement with CNOC, and current experience with ARIN make him a sound candidate to be re-elected.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 13:22 EDT
Author: Bill Campbell I support Bill Sandiford's re-election to ARIN's Board of Trustees. Bill has continually demonstrated his commitment to the ISP community since we first met in 2010. Its rare to find somebody who has Bill's experience, time and proven commitment to representing our interests.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 13:02 EDT
Author: Jean-Philippe Béïque Bill and i worked together for the past two decades. Bill is an excellent resource that understand the market very well. I fully trust his work.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 12:45 EDT
Author: Jordan Deng Bill has been in participating actively in Canadian Network Operators Consortium and made a lot of contribution to ISP industry. He is very knowledgeable, honest and helpful to people -:).
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 12:37 EDT
Author: Martin Hannigan I'd like to take a moment to recommend Bill. From the first time I met him at an ARIN meeting in Detroit through now, he has always acted with integrity. He represents well the viewpoint of ARIN as a community. He represents well the view points of his home too; Canada. Bill is honest, fiscally conservative, supportive of IPv6, knows how governance works, and is a pretty affable guy. He will continue to do a great job as an ARIN Board Member. Let's embrace continuity and stability as a staple of how and why we do things in ARIN and as a community. That includes sending Bill back to the ARIN Board. Vote for Bill!
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 10:23 EDT
Author: Christian Tacit Over the more than ten years that I have worked with Bill (including seeing his work on various boards), I have found him to be a level-headed, consensus-builder who conducts himself in accordance with good governance principles. These are all great characteristics for a board member helping to guide an organization to have. I heartily endorse his candidacy for election to the Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 10:12 EDT
Author: Sylvain Lague Bill is always to support anybody that needs help Always been great to work with Bill
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 09:43 EDT
Author: Paul Stewart I have had the pleasure of working with Bill on several occasions and would not hesitate to endorse him for this opportunity. He has a wealth of experience in many areas and Is very pleasant to deal with. Thank you
Submitted: Wednesday 30 October 2019 18:22 EDT
Author: Clayton Zekelman I have known Bill Sandiford for over 20 years. He has always been been extremely helpful in relation to ARIN matters and I fully support his candidacy to be re-elected.
Submitted: Wednesday 30 October 2019 17:57 EDT
Statements of Support - NRO Number Council
Author: Patrick Gilmore I have known and worked with Martin for decades. He has a long and storied career on the Internet, including countless hours spent volunteering for ARIN and ICANN. He has a strong understanding of the issues surrounding number resources, and a great deal of experience working with the groups and people involved. He would be an excellent representative for ARIN and the community at large. I support his candidacy without hesitation.
Submitted: Thursday 31 October 2019 11:01 EDT
Author: Ron da Silva Marty has been a key member of the industry for years and would bring and ideal perspective to the NRO NC. I fully endorse his candidacy and believe he'd bring the best mix of temperament, expertise and strategic perspective to impact the work of the NRO NC in a huge way.
Submitted: Monday 28 October 2019 11:30 EDT
Author: Martin Hannigan It's great to see new people running and adding diversity to the crustiness of the place. Dave has enough background to do the job and to learn to walk the vaunted halls of the NRO NC/ASO AC. I support Dave's effort to get elected. Good luck Dave!
Submitted: Friday 25 October 2019 08:53 EDT