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ISOC Adopts Strategic Operating Plan, Seats New Board

Peter Godwin (
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 14:08:18 +0200

Reston, VA - 11th August 2005 - The Board of Trustees of the Internet
Society formally adopted ISOC's new Strategic Operating Plan (SOP)
during the the society's Annual General Meeting in Paris.

The SOP provides a high-level framework outlining the society's
vision, mission and values, goals and objectives, and programs and
projects. The Plan will be used extensively to drive the definition
of future activities in line with ISOC's core values. The full text
of the ISOC SOP is available at:

"I am excited about the launch of the society's Strategic Operating
Plan," said Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO of the Internet
Society. "ISOC has made significant progress in the last several years
and we are now well positioned to continue building on our past
success. This Plan heralds the start of a new era for ISOC as we move
forward to address the new challenges facing the Internet."

ISOC's Board of Trustees now includes those members that were selected
in a recent election process for terms 2005 to 2008. During these
elections two members of the new board were selected by the society's
organization members --- Glenn Ricart of PricewaterhouseCoopers was
re-elected, and Daniel Karrenberg of the RIPE NCC joined the
Board. Veni Markovski (President and Chairman of the Board of ISOC
Bulgaria) was re-elected by ISOC's chapters.

"We're delighted to welcome Daniel Karrenberg to the ISOC Board," said
Fred Baker, Chair of the ISOC Board of Trustees. "Daniel brings with
him a wealth of experience gained during his work with building up and
managing the processes behind the operations of the RIPE NCC, one of
the five Regional Internet Registries."

As part of ISOC's election process, one member of the Board is named
each year by the IETF, through selection by the Internet Architecture
Board (IAB) and confirmation by the IESG. ISOC is pleased to announce
that Fred Baker of Cisco will be returning for a new three year
term. Baker was also re-elected as Chair of the ISOC Board of Trustees
for a further one year term.

The current members of the Internet Society's Board of Trustees, their
countries and terms of office are listed below:

Fred Baker, Chair (USA): 2002-2008
Rosa M. Delgado (Peru/Switzerland): 2000-2006
Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO, 2001-
Glenn Ricart, Treasurer (USA): 2002-2008
Veni Markovski (Bulgaria): 2002-2008
Pindar Wong (Hong Kong): 2003-2006
Erik Huizer (Netherlands): 2002-2007
Desire Miloshevic (Serbia/UK): 2004-2007
Patrick Vande Walle (Luxembourg): 2004-2007
Steve Crocker (USA): 2003-2006
Stephen Squires (USA): 2004-2007
Margaret Wasserman (USA): 2003-2006
Daniel Karrenberg (Germany/Netherlands): 2005-2008



The Internet Society ( is a not-for-profit
membership organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in
Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in
Washington, DC, and Genev a, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring
the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the
benefit of people throughout the world. ISOC is the organizational
home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other
Internet-related bodies who together play a critical role in ensuring
that the Internet develops in a stable and open manner. For over 13
years I= SOC has run international network training programs for
developing countries and these have played a vital role in setting up
the Internet connections and networks in virtually every country
connecting to the Internet during this time.


Peter Godwin
Communications Manager, Internet Society
4, rue des Falaises
1205 Geneva

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