Joe joined ICANN in 2009. He provides direction and management for ICANN's production DNS services, including the L Root Nameserver. Joe engages in technical community outreach through regional operator meetings, and is an active contributor to the IETF.
Mehmet Akcin was hired by ICANN as Network Engineer in early June, 2006.
He attended previous ICANN meetings in Canada and New Zealand. He also attended and presented at different meetings such as NANOG, RIPE, and CIF.
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2009. She is responsible for coordinating applications for accreditation (and renewals) for ICANN accredited Registrars.
Carlos is a Certified Fraud Examiner and an attorney graduated from the Colombian Universidad de los Andes Law School. He served for almost 5 years as the head of the Legal & Business Affairs Division at Sony Music in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru; while in this position he was a member of the Andean Legal Committee of the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).
Steve Antonoff joined ICANN as Director of Human Resources in March 2007. In this capacity Steve is responsible for the global human capital activities of the organization with a particular emphasis on performance management, sourcing qualified individuals to join the ICANN team, and developing efficiencies in process and procedure.
Robb joined ICANN in 2009. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of post-evaluation gTLD processes including Objections, Contracting, Pre-delegation Testing, and Transition to IANA. Prior to working at ICANN, Robb served as Associate Director, Client Service Support for the Advisory Practice at KPMG.
Francisco joined ICANN in July 2009 as Registry Technical Liaison and will utilize his technical and operational expertise to support service to ICANN's gTLD registry business partners.
Matt graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a triple Bachelor of Arts in International Developmental Studies, Political Science, History and a minor in Middle Eastern/North African Studies. After his undergraduate career Matt moved to Dublin, Ireland where he completed his Masters of Philosophy in International Peace Studies with a specialty in International Relations from Trinity College Dublin.
In addition to English, Matt speaks fluent Farsi and some Spanish.
Akram Atallah joined ICANN in September 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. He brings to his position more than 20 years of experience in engineering development and management, communications technology management, product marketing, and large business restructuring management. After 10 years at Conexant Systems, he left his General Manager and Senior VP position and took on the COO role at CoreObjects Software to successfully restructure the once struggling engineering services startup.
Amanda Baber joined ICANN in November 2006. She processes requests from the IETF community and other stakeholders interested in protocol parameter registration. Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Pomona College.
Chris joined ICANN in May 2012 and is part of the New gTLD Program team. He is a manager in the gTLD Customer Service Center and is responsible for supporting the Evaluation Panels in their review of New gTLD applications.
Connor joined ICAAN in March 2013. As a Network Security Engineer, he is responsible for identifying security issues and implementing enterprise security solutions. When not engaged with security projects, Connor also assists the End User Support and IT Operations teams.
Edward Beck joined ICANN in August 2012 as the Vice President of Information Technology. He is responsible for establishing long term Information Technology goals, policies and procedures while forging an enterprise wide technology roadmap for sustained growth and continuous improvement.
Bridgett joined ICANN in December 2007 as Sr. Human Resources Generalist, where she manages a broad range of HR functions including HR systems, employee relations, benefits and compensation administration, performance management, staffing, training and development and records management.
(PGP Key) | Geoff joined ICANN in 2008 and manages the internal security functions for the corporation. He is responsible for overseeing information security, personnel and physical security and contributing to ICANN enterprise risk management.
Megan holds her BA in History from California State University, Northridge. Prior to working with ICANN, Megan was the Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. She worked primarily in facilitating the progress of the new Museum of Tolerance now under construction in Jerusalem.
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Sr Director, ccNSO Policy Development Support where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
Michelle joined ICANN in July 2012 and is responsible for managing projects and activities for ICANN's Board of Directors. Prior to joining ICANN, Michelle served as a Managing Director at Prime Policy Group from 2009-2012 and Vice President at Timmons and Company from 2004-2009, two bipartisan lobbying firms in Washington, D.C.
Connie joined ICANN in October 2004 and serves as Contractual Compliance Specialist supporting the contract compliance and audit functions.
Attorney and manager with more than 15 years of contract negotiation, administration and enforcement experience. Stacy has previously worked as defense counsel and as chief regulatory officer for cable matters for the District of Columbia government.
Xavier Calvez joined ICANN in August 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. He brings to his position two decades of international experience in strategic planning, financial reporting, analysis and modeling and financial systems implementation. Prior to joining ICANN, he held progressive leadership positions in finance at Technicolor/Thomson Multimedia over a ten-year period, ultimately serving as CFO for Technicolor Creative Services.
Dongmei joined ICANN in March 2010 as a member of the software development team. She is based in Palo Alto, California.
Tony joined ICANN in 2012. His responsibilities include supporting the ICANN Staff and general administrative duties including shipping/receiving, purchasing, facilities, security support and reception/complaint processing (customer service). Prior to working for ICANN, Tony was employed by AppleOne and First Federal Bank of California.
Mandy Carver (Kathryn A. Carver) joined ICANN as the Deputy General Manager for Global Partnerships in November 2006. Her specialties are multi-stakeholder decision making and conflict resolution.
Michael joined ICANN in 2006 as a member of the Finance Team. Pursuing his interest and passion for computers Michael has joined the IT Team in End User Support providing hardware and software assistance to PC users.
Spanish lawyer with 4 years of experience in international law and trade. Served as an intern at the Spanish Embassy in Algeria, capturing her experiences in various reports that were published nationwide by the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade. Fluent in Spanish, English and French.
Steve joined ICANN in February 2008 and serves as gTLD Process & Integration Manager where he is responsible for coordinating the processes for new and renewing gTLD applications.
Tom joined ICANN in April 2013. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University SLO with a focus in Financial Management.
Matt joined ICANN's End User Support team in May 2012. He attended the Computer Education Institute for computer network administration. Having lived in São Paulo, Brazil for two years, he speaks Portuguese fluently.
Chhun joined ICANN as a contractor in August 2009 and became a Staff member in late July 2012. Her duties include providing support for the three annual international ICANN Meetings, overseeing code updates, training contractors, and managing both static and dynamic content for ICANN's numerous websites.
David joined ICANN in February of 2009 bringing 11 years of network, systems and NOC management experience from the Internet service provider and managed co-location industry.
Tim Cole is Senior Director, Registrar Relations for ICANN. In that capacity he works in conjunction with the Director of Contract Compliance to review the operations of the gTLD domain name registrars. This involves promoting their compliance with ICANN
Carole Cornell joined ICANN in November 2006 as the Director, Project Office. Her role is to create and maintain a uniform approach to project management; provide oversight for all projects, and serve as a change agent for continuous improvement through improved/enhanced methodologies. Carole brings over 25 years of diversified, multi-national and global experience in project management. Most recently Carole served as Vice President, Operations and in Business Development
Sally leads Stakeholder Engagement globally. She is one of Europe's most experienced communications consultants and has worked with large international companies for the past twenty years helping them to improve their relationships with their stakeholders. For the past six years she has been responsible for leading Europe's largest public relations firm Hill & Knowlton and has been the Chairman of the PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association) since 2010.
(PGP Key) | Michelle joined ICANN in 2000 and has served various roles, primarily focusing on IANA functions. Michelle currently serves as the Manager, IANA Services. In that capacity she develops and maintains working relationships with the IETF Community.
John is responsible for establishing strategy, planning and execution for ICANN's external Security, Stability and Resiliency programs. He works on a cross functional basis with the ICANN executive team, staff and the community to enable and enhance capabilities that improve the overall security, stability and resiliency of the Internet's Identifier Systems and
Kent Crispin became Technical Systems Manager at ICANN on 4 February 2002. Prior to that time, he was with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for twenty-two years as a Computer Scientist. He has varied and extensive experience, in areas such as operating system development, computer and network security, network protocols, software design and development, and network and computer center operations. Mr. Crispin has been using the Internet since the early 1980s,
Melanie joined ICANN in 2012 as a Meeting Planner where she is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's three annual meetings. She brings over seven years of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Melanie holds a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley.
Pierre joined ICANN in December 2012, as the VP for Africa. He coordinates implementation of ICANN's strategic plan for Africa and is responsible for outreach, support and engagement with all stakeholders, including governments, civil society and private sector in the Africa region.
Kim Davies joined ICANN as IANA Technical Liaison. His primary responsibilities are for DNS root zone management, and other domain name related aspects of IANA's work.
Joseph is the primary contact for travel support for supported constituent and other travelers to ICANN meetings.
Rodrigo is responsible for outreach, support and engagement with all stakeholders in the Latin America region.
He joined ICANN in January 2011 as a Regional Liaison for Latin America. Before joining ICANN, Rodrigo served as Director General of Prospective Regulation and Director General for International Cooperation of Mexico's Federal Commission of Telecommunications (Cofetel).
Glen joined ICANN in 2003 and provides coordination and support for the activities of the GNSO as part of the policy development process.
Renate joined ICANN in November 2012 as Executive Assistant to Sally Costerton and Tarek Kamel and is based in the Brussels office.
She holds a BA in History and Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Surrey and has received specialized assistant training and certification.
Renate has extensive executive assistant work experience and is fluent in English, French and Dutch.
Jonathan is a business professional with more than three years of experience in ICANN's Contractual Compliance. Before joining ICANN he held the position of content manager for several retail blogs and websites.
Aba joined ICANN in December 2006 and serves as a Financial Analyst where he is responsible for budget preparation and analysis and general accounting/finance functions.
Attorney with experience in litigation and transactional law. Before attending law school, Greg worked as an account manager in the advertising industry.
Brandon joined ICANN as an IT contractor in April 2012 and became an IT Business Engagement Staff member in April 2013. His duties include, business systems analysis, applications utilization enhancement, and process improvement. Brandon also assists with Quality Assurance, IT Business Engagement and Project Management.
Samantha Eisner is Senior Counsel to ICANN, joining the organization in February 2009. Prior to joining ICANN, Samantha was a litigation associate in the Antitrust and Competition Group at the international law firm Jones Day, advising clients on all aspects of antitrust law, and representing clients in both state and federal courts on antitrust matters and in other related complex corporate litigation suits.
Teresa Elias joined ICANN in August 2010 as the Executive Assistant to Rod Beckstrom, CEO. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and brings to ICANN over 20 years in state government, corporate, and non-profit C-level executive support experience. Most recently, she was the executive assistant to Symantec's corporate controller.
Jeannie joined ICANN in May 2008 where she initially supported the Global Partnerships Team. Jeannie has moved to Washington DC where she supports the Government Affairs - Americas Team, provides support for the GAC, and provides administrative support in running the Washington DC facility.
Deborah Escalera is a new member of the Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) team. She began working for ICANN on October 31st, 2011 as the Administrative Assistant for the team. Deborah is responsible for handling administrative duties as well budget tracking, and application coordination.
Baher Esmat is part of ICANN Stakeholder Engagement. He joined ICANN in February 2006 from the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), where he had served since 2002, most recently as Telecom Planning Manager, where his responsibilities included projects relating to communications infrastructure and service development within the framework of building Egypt’s Information Society.
Recently joined ICANN in the Brussels office. Belgian native he speaks French, Dutch and English. He held many positions in the IT Support within Large Scale companies in the Pharmaceutical and Finance Industry in Belgium. He is now in charge of End User Support.
Jean-Christopher joined ICANN in February 2012 and is part of the Customer Service team for the New gTLD program. He serves as Application Coordinator, based in the Brussels office.
JC has a consultancy background and wrote books published in French-speaking countries; including an Internet glossary and an award-winning book about e-Marketing. He holds a postgraduate degree in "Interactive Media" and a MSc. in "Organizational Behavior".
Cristina Flores joined ICANN in October 2012, and is responsible for creating and managing content for the New gTLD Program. Cristina brings years of knowledge management and customer service experience to ICANN. She received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has lived in Chile, Guatemala, and Argentina.
Elise Gerich, a 21 year veteran of Internet networking, is the Vice President of IANA at ICANN.
Based out of ICANN's Brussels office, Steve is the main point of contact within ICANN for European registrars and provides a variety of service support to ICANN stakeholders in the region as well as overall support related to ICANN's accreditation process.
Vanessa graduated from CSUSB with a degree in Biology and received a Master's of Science in Medical Sciences from Western University of Health Sciences. She enjoyed research in both molecular biology and paleontology, but moved on and joined ICANN in August 2012. She serves ICANN as an Application Coordinator for the New gTLD Program and assists with Customer Service projects.
Allen Grogan joined ICANN in May 2013 as Chief Contracting Counsel. He is responsible for ICANN contracting matters, including agreements associated with implementation of the New gTLD Program. Prior to joining ICANN, Allen served in executive legal and business roles at both public and private technology companies.
Dan Halloran is ICANN's Deputy General Counsel. One of ICANN's longest-serving employees, having joined the organization in May 2000, Dan has previously served ICANN as a Registrar Liaison, Chief Registrar Liaison, and was the corporation's Acting Secretary before General Counsel John
Selina currently serves as IANA Request Analyst, primarily focused on processing root zone change requests. She studied International Relations at UC Davis and, prior to joining ICANN, was a fundraiser at UC Berkeley and UCLA.
Jamie joined ICANN in January 2010 and is the head of its Washington, DC office. As VP, Stakeholder Engagement - North America, he is responsible for ICANN's engagement with its stakeholders in the region, including governments, private sector, technical community, and public interest organizations.
Nigel works out of the Brussels office for the Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) team. As such, he leads on coordination with institutions (such as the European Union; OECD and ITU); governments and other significant Community members.
Stacy joined ICANN in December 2007 and serves as a Sr Meeting Planner where she is involved in the planning of the three annual ICANN meetings as well as other regional and local meetings including travel arrangements, venue selection, etc.
Lars Hoffmann joined ICANN in December 2012 as a policy analyst. Previously to joining ICANN, Lars was an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University and a Researcher at the Federal Trust in London. Lars holds postgraduate degrees from Oxford and the LSE. He is fluent in English and French, in addition to his native German. In his free time, Lars likes to play tennis and take his two Vizslas for walks.
Rob joined ICANN in January 2008 and serves as Sr Director, Policy Development Support where he manages global policy activities and acts as a point of contact to cross functional teams.
Liz joined ICANN in April 2012 as Human Resources Manager. As a member of the HR team, Liz’s emphasis is on compensation, benefits, HRMS, records, compliance and safety. Many of the human resources transactional processes are managed by Liz. This includes onboarding, offboarding and other changes in employment status.
Gustavo has joined ICANN in June 2012 as registry technical liaison working at the registry liaison department. Before joining ICANN, Gustavo worked for ten years at NIC Mexico in different technical and management roles. He has worked as developer, system and network administrator, tester, architect, researcher, project leader and CTO for the last 3 years until 2012.
Alice joined ICANN in 2010 as Assistant, Organizational Reviews, and most recently served as Organizational Reviews Manager. In her current role as Strategic Initiatives Manager, Alice manages projects in the strategic initiatives department and is responsible for Affirmation of Commitments Review Teams and structural review activities. Based in Brussels, Alice has dual British-French citizenship.
John O. Jeffrey, Esq., ICANN's General Counsel and Secretary joined ICANN in September of 2003.
Josh Jenkins, Sr Systems Engineer, joined ICANN In October 2012.
Patrick is part of ICANN's Security team. Patrick coordinates ICANN's Security, Stability and Resiliency responsibilities across the organization and supports ICANN's DNS Risk Management Framework initiative.
Tarek Kamel is an Egyptian expert in global Internet governance issues. He is considered the father of the Internet in Egypt.
Jacks has been in the Audit and Risk Management profession for over 14 years, while managing international and domestic audits for various High Tech Firms to the Supplements Industry. He has extensive experience in both IT and Financial Auditing, as well as thorough knowledge of audit planning, scoping, and managing of complex audit activities. Jacks holds 2 degrees (International Business and Economics) from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville Texas, as well as an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
Tanzanica joined ICANN in September 2002 and serves as Information and Design Manager, Meetings. She is focused on improvement in internal processes for planning ICANN Meetings. In addition, she is responsible for meeting site content development and design, and handles various art production needs for ICANN Meetings.
Marika joined ICANN in July 2008. She serves ICANN as the Sr Director, Policy Development Support. Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the Cyber Security Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years as senior consultant for a Brussels-based public affairs consultancy, where she represented health care and technology clients.
Kevin joined ICANN in April 2013 as Senior Counsel, responsible primarily for contracting matters, including agreements associated with implementation of the New gTLD Program. For much of the past 10-years, Kevin has served in the role of in-house counsel, most notably with Intel Corporation and Best Western International, providing counsel and advice regarding contract, general corporate, international, intellectual property, data security and privacy matters.
Alexander Kulik is a Systems Administrator at ICANN deploying, administering and supporting servers.
Hayley joined ICANN as a Consultant in early 2009, and became a member of Staff in late 2011. As a Project Coordinator II, Hayley is assigned to a variety of projects involving cross-functional teams, along with initiatives within the Project Management Office.
Chris is the ICANN Ombudsman and reports directly to the ICANN Board. He is available to the ICANN Community for complaints about delay and unfairness between ICANN and the supporting organisations. His back ground is as a lawyer in New Zealand and overseas, and as a mediator and dispute resolution specialist. He has a passion for solving problems by empowering the parties to reach their own negotiated agreements. His door and email and phone are always open to any in the ICANN community.
Rick is part of ICANN's Security team and has over 25 years of Internet experience as engineer, entrepreneur, and policy expert.
Janice Douma Lange joined ICANN as a Coordinator for the Project Office in February 2007. In September 2007, she assumed the additional role of managing the Fellowship Program, which provides an opportunity for selected candidates from developing and underdeveloped countries to participate in the ICANN International Public meetings around the world.
Trial lawyer with over 14 years of experience in civil and criminal defense for the government. Sumi was a Deputy Alternate Public Defender with Los Angeles County, Deputy Public Defender with Riverside County and Deputy County Counsel with Santa Clara County. Fluent in Korean.
Karen Lentz joined ICANN in 2003. Karen works with the Services group to coordinate and manage research needs and create external reporting on work in process within the group. Prior to this role, she served as part of the gTLD Registry Liaison area.
Karen joined ICANN in December 2007 and serves as Manager, Admin Support responsible for supervising the administrative team as well as facilities, office equipment, travel services, purchasing, etc.
Pearl Liang joined the ICANN staff as an IANA Project Assistant in November 2004. Her previous experience includes an extensive background in registry and registrar operations, including both ccTLD and gTLD registries.
A writer and PR professional, Lynn manages production of ICANN publications like the annual report and Policy Update, ensuring that communications objectives are met while adhering to established standards and styles.
Everton Lucero joined ICANN in February 2013. He is responsible for overseeing, leading and executing ICANN’s engagement strategies with all stakeholders in Brazil and the region.
Nancy Lupiano joined ICANN as a consultant in October 2008 and in May 2010 joined the organization as a full-time employee. Nancy continues to aid in the development of a streamlined, professional meeting and technical production department that is responsible for the planning and implementation of the three yearly ICANN international conferences. Nancy's production
Antonietta Mangiacotti joined ICANN in April of 2013 as Research Assistant to Karen Lentz. As a member of the DNS Industry Engagement Team, she is responsible for preparing reports, staff briefings and presentations for internal and external stakeholders. Antonietta is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California where she achieved her MA in Public Diplomacy and also achieved her BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Veni Markovski started working on the Internet in September 1990 by becoming one of the first operators of a FidoNet Bulletin Board System in the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia. By 1993 he had founded the second Internet Service Provider in the history of Bulgaria, which later became BOL.BG. In 1995, he founded the non-profit Internet Society of Bulgaria, of which he's currently chairman of the Board.
Donna comes to us with many years of Executive Assistant experience working with Senior Level Management. In her most recent role, for the last seven years she was the Executive Assistant to the CEO/COO&CFO in the Software Technology industry. Prior to her years as an Executive Assistant, Donna worked as a recruiter for many years and has a certificate as a Legal Assistant.
Denise Michel, VP, Strategic Initiatives & Advisor to President, has been involved in the evolution of the Internet for over 20 years. Starting in the early 1980's, she served in positions of increasing responsibility with the U.S. Senate, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the American Electronics Association, the Clinton Administration, Internet start-ups, and ICANN.
Margie Milam joined ICANN in 2009 as a Senior Policy Counselor. Margie brings over twenty years' experience in high tech issues to ICANN where she advises the GNSO Council in its policy development activities.
Petya joined ICANN in September 2012 and serves as Administrative Assistant for the Brussels's office. She is responsible for administrative duties for the Global Engagement department and senior level management. She holds her Bachelor Honors Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from IHTTI School of Hotel Management in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Additionally, Petya holds her Executive Master in Marketing and Advertising from Solvay Brussels School.
Anand joined ICANN in August 2008 and serves as Technical Project Manager providing project leadership and guidance on a variety of technical projects involving cross-functional teams. Anand brings over 19 years of proven Project Management experience, Enterprise Architecture and Technical Leadership in Information Systems. He specializes in managing high risk global projects and portfolios.
Christopher Mondini is ICANN's Vice President, Business Engagement. In this role he works to broaden and deepen relationships with companies beyond the domain name sector, to educate global business on the workings and role of ICANN, and to provide ways for continued dialogue and collaboration on Internet Governance issues. His aim is for the voice of business to be heard in a rapidly evolving multi-stakeholder framework.
Mr. Moss was appointed in April 2011 as the Chief Security Officer for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit whose responsibilities include coordinating and ensuring the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet's unique global identifiers such as IP address allocations, AS and protocol numbers, and digitally signing and maintaining the root zone of the Internet.
Nicoleta joined ICANN in January 2012, and primarily works on processing the IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) ccTLD Fast Track applications and other IDN projects.
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters.
In the past Olof was Counsellor and Head of the Science and Technology office at the Swedish Embassy in Paris. Prior to this he was Deputy Trade Commissioner for Sweden, based in Los Angeles.
In his earlier career Olof was a Systems Analyst for Honeywell Bull in Paris.
Kristina Nordström, located in Sweden, joined ICANN in 2009 as part of the ccNSO Secretariat. Kristina is responsible for coordinating the Secretariat operational tasks, such as teleconferencing, virtual meeting tools and wiki spaces.
David Olive joined ICANN in February 2010 to lead its Policy Development team following 20 years as a corporate executive and leader in ICT public policy formation. ICANN coordinates the Internet domain name system (DNS) to ensure that the Internet is secure, stable and interoperable for all users around the world.
After a long career in both the legal world and a software start-up, Cassia joined ICANN in 2012 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. A native Brazilian, Cassia is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish and has dual citizenship in the US and Brazil. She holds a BA in Language Art from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and Legal and Medical interpreter certificates from Boston University.
Puerto Rican attorney with 12 years of experience in contract negotiations and enforcement as well as Internet commerce, privacy and advertising law. Victor also has 8 years of experience developing and implementing ethics and compliance programs. Just prior to ICANN, Victor was Director of Ethics & Compliance at a Fortune-100 pharmaceutical company. He is a Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP). Fluent in Spanish.
Maria joined ICANN in July 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. She provides administrative support for the DC Office. Before joining ICANN, Maria worked as an Administrative Assistant for two years with the Child Welfare Reviews Project. Prior to that, she has experience working in financial institutions and veterinary care. She is currently pursuing a BS in Environmental Management at University of Maryland University College.
Born in Preston, UK, Nathalie Peregrine graduated in English and Teaching at Montpellier University, France. She has a background of business coaching and telecommunications having worked in web, video and audio conferencing, finishing as Meeting Manager for Verizon Business where she was the EMEA point of contact for ICANN. Nathalie speaks English and French and is currently based in Nice, south of France.
Dave is a recognized expert in the fields of Internet routing, broadband access and security. He served as an IESG area director of the IESG and authored several RFCs. Dave started a private consulting firm in 1993, and served as a technical advisor to a number of successful Internet startups. An enthusiastic freelance writer, Dave has published articles with the Business Communications Review,
Sean joined ICANN in October 2007 as a Systems Engineer providing technical support for various operating systems.
David joined ICANN in October 2007 as a System Engineer providing technical support for various operating systems.
Wendy Profit joined ICANN in October 2009 supporting the Services, Stakeholder Relations and Operations departments and currently serves as Registry Product Manager. In this capacity, Wendy manages vendor relations, contract management and registry relations. Wendy brings to ICANN over 10 years of diversified experience in the non-profit and government contracting sectors, with a specialty in contract management.
Reed joined ICANN in June 2009 and serves as a Systems Engineer providing technical support for various operating systems.
Khalil is the Sr. Manager, Contractual Compliance at ICANN. Khalil is responsible for implementing the audit related goals and objectives of the Contractual Compliance department. He is primarily responsible for all compliance audits of gTLD registry and registrar agreements. He also serves as the ICANN liaison to domain name dispute arbitration panels and intellectual
Simon joined ICANN in February 2007 and serves as Director of Development. Simon is leading the desing and development of several key applications including an enterprise messaging system. Prior to ICANN, Simon held various software development positions with an expertitse in enterprise applications and systems integration.
IT professional with more than 35 years of experience in corporate technology management, IT account executive, global program management, compliance and performance management reporting.
Peg joined ICANN in September 2012 as Executive Assistant reporting to John Jeffrey and providing support to the Legal department. Peg holds her BA in English Literature from University of Wisconsin and her Paralegal Certificate from UCLA-Extension. With over 10 years' experience in private, entertainment and non-profit industries, Peg has a solid background as a Legal Executive Administrative Assistant.
Carlos Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 as a policy analyst providing support to the global multi-stakeholder community. Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm. An active citizen diplomat, Reyes serves in volunteer leadership positions for two international organizations creating young professional engagement models. Reyes graduated from the Edmund A.
Christina's initial affiliation with ICANN began in December 2008, providing contracted services as a Translation Manager. Today Christina is Manager, ICANN Language Services, providing support and covering every aspect of all language related services.
Barbara has served ICANN in various roles since January 2003, providing staff support for the GNSO Council and Task Forces, serving as IANA Operations and General Manager from 2005-2009 and is now Policy Director and Technical Analyst.
Business professional with over 10 years of experience in education, marketing, international relations, technology and law. Shauna has previously worked as a contracts specialist where she was involved with redlining of documents, escrow, and managing document workflow. She also has data management experience using Salesforce as a CRM tool. Fluent in Mandarin.
Masood Sahraian joined ICANN in January 2012 and is responsible for developing software test automation and QA solutions for ICANN web applications. Prior to joining ICANN he held system engineering and software QA management positions with SAIC and Conexant Systems.
Marc oversees site development and content management for ICANN's public web presence.
His responsibilities include managing redesign projects and content migrations, directing web developers and content contractors, and producing ICANN's international meetings sites.
IT Support for staff at home and away. Technical setup and attendance of local and remote meetings.
Naela joined ICANN as an IANA Project Specialist in June 2005. In her role, Naela primarily works in the DNS root-zone management area. Prior to joining ICANN, Naela worked at Hertzler Systems Inc. for 8 years where she held several positions in software development and customer support. Naela received a BA
Christine joined ICANN in January 2013 and supports the Executive Office with internal and external communications, writing, messaging, briefing material, content and presentation development, and social media outreach.
Gabriella joined ICANN in January 2007 as the ccNSO Secretariat.
Diane Schroeder joined ICANN in 2000 and has served in a number of administrative roles. She is currently Director, Administration & Archivist. Before joining ICANN, Diane worked for over twenty years in various administrative and paralegal positions in the legal field.
(PGP Key) | Cory joined ICANN in October 2008 as Network Engineer providing technical support primarily to the IANA team relating to computer and data systems.
Mark Segall joined ICANN in October 2012 and brings 19 years of professional experience in Information Technology including 10 years in the U.S. Navy. As a business engagement analyst he is responsible for leveraging technology to improve internal processes.
Business professional with more than 25 years of experience in compliance, technology, program management and global business operations. Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certified. Fluent in Arabic and French.
Hope joined ICANN in 2013. As a member of the new gTLD Customer Service team, Hope’s responsibilities include responding to customer inquiries and requests. Prior to working at ICANN, she served as a Team Leader, Trainer, and Sales Liaison at Wachovia Bank throughout the United States and in the Philippines. Currently she is working on obtaining her Bachelors of Psychology from Bellevue College.
Steve Sheng joined ICANN in 2009 as a senior technical analyst. In this position, he supports projects of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) and provides research support for projects in the policy department.
Owen is an attorney with more than ten years experience in contracts, intellectual property and information technology (specializing in the Internet and consumer goods industries). He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal, and his B.A. from the State University of New York-College at Geneseo. Owen has twenty years experience in information technology as a server administrator and speaks fluent French.
Cheryl Smith joined ICANN's legal department as Contracts and Records Manager in February 2009. Cheryl has assumed responsibilities to establish and administer ICANN's central records and contract tracking databases.
Nadia joined ICANN in 2009. Her primary responsibilities involve working in the DNS root zone management area providing services to ccTLD and gTLD managers around the world. Prior to joining ICANN, Nadia worked in the entertainment and finance industries on the IT-related projects.
Joined ICANN in 2011. Alex serves as a Systems Engineer providing technical support for various operating systems.
(PGP Key) | David joined ICANN in April 2007 and serves as Network Engineer providing network systems support including voice, data, video and wireless networks.
Amy A. Stathos is Deputy General Counsel for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She joined ICANN in May 2006 as Senior Counsel. Amy manages litigation company-wide and is one of the key staff members responsible for implementation of the New gTLD Program, with emphasis on the relevant dispute resolution processes of the Program.
Yan joined ICANN in October 2004 and serves as Web Developer responsible for general technical development of ICANN related websites and coordinating with specific web content developers.
Komaki Takekoshi is an Accountant responsible for revenues and accounts receivable at ICANN. Her background is in Non-profit and Governmental Accounting, and she most recently worked for ExED, a Los Angeles based non-profit that provides accounting and finance services to charter schools.
Komaki holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Oregon. She is originally from Japan and is currently based in Los Angeles.
Cherrie joined ICANN as a Senior Finance Manager in Oct 2012. In this role, Cherrie is responsible for all Finance and Accounting functions for the New gTLD Program. She brings to ICANN over 11 years' accounting and finance experience with expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements.
Joyce joined ICANN in April 2008 and serves as Technical Project Manager I providing project leadership and guidance on a variety of technical projects involving cross-functional teams.
Nick joined ICANN in August 2008 as General Manager, Meetings and Conferences where he is responsible for the planning and execution of the three international ICANN Meetings, as well as regional and local meetings.
Rod joined ICANN as IANA Systems Engineer in early 2013. Rod's responsibilities include administration, maintenance and deployment of IANA systems and applications supporting domain, number resource, and protocol parameter management. Rod brings 11 years of systems engineering experience from the Internet service provider, managed co-location, and unified communications industries.
Alla joined ICANN in 2013. As a member of the Finance Team, her responsibilities include reviewing all balance sheet entries, preparing financial statements, tax reporting and coordinate year-end financial close with ICANN’s external auditors. Prior to working at ICANN, Alla served as a Senior Accountant at GenASCis, LLC. She was also an Accountant at CCTV.net.
Caitlin joined ICANN in December of 2012 and is responsible for managing ICANN's relationships with ICANN-accredited registrars in the North America region. Her work will include the management of communications and educational tools for registrars.
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the Secretariat and policy advice development support for the community of Individual Internet Users engaged in ICANN ("At-Large"). She joined ICANN as Manager, At-Large Regional Affairs in December 2008. In that role she was responsible for supporting the activities of the At-Large community at the regional level.
Karla Valente has joined ICANN in 2007 and is currently the gTLD Registry Programs Director. She has also an advisory role in the New gTLD Program development.
Leo Vegoda is the Operational Excellence Manager and has also served as the IANA Function Liaison for Internet Number Resource Allocation since 2006. In these capacities he supports the IANA Department in implementing systematic and sustainable improvements to its operations in pursuit of excellence.
Ms. Silvia Vivanco is the At-Large Regional Manager. In this capacity Silvia works directly with the RALOs and the individual ALSes to support them in their process and policy-related activities. Silvia has extensive knowledge of international business transactions, telecommunications regulations and transactional matters. She was a member of the legal team of a multinational telecommunications company headquartered in the United States and worked as Senior Regulatory advisor at a US-based telecommunications consulting.
Save Vocea joined ICANN in October 2006 to promote ICANN and foster relations in the Oceania region by engaging with various Internet stakeholder groups through information sharing, regional representation and participation as they relate to ICANN's respective
Paula joined ICANN in January 2013 and has been working with the IANA department on DNS root management including both ccTLDs and gTLDs. She holds a BA degree in English from Beijing International Studies University, and a MS degree in Public Policy from University of Southern California.
Attorney with three years of experience in securities litigation and corporate and securities transactional law. Yungsheng has experience in corporate formation, governance, private and public securities offerings, drafting agreements, as well as mergers and acquisitions and SEC filings, including a variety of Chinese clients. Yungsheng has also worked on large-scale complex securities litigation. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional Characters).
Russ Weinstein joined ICANN in October 2012 responsible for managing the application evaluation panels on the new gTLD program. Russ holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a MBA from the University of Southern California.
Brad is ICANN's primary point of contact for news organizations and journalists from around the globe. He is an Emmy Award winning television correspondent and producer. His work has been seen on CNN, CBS, A&E and the Discovery Channel. Brad has also served as a senior investigator for two committees of the U.S. Senate.
Ann Yamashita joined ICANN in November 2011 as the New generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Program Manager. She is responsible for the day to day activities related to program management and application processing of the New gTLD program.
Joette Youkhanna joined ICANN as a Coordinator for the Project Office in October 2007. Joette provides Project Coordination support on a variety of projects and serves as Staff Support to ICANN's Nominating Committee.
Bill joined ICANN in January 2006 and serves as an Administrative Assistant provide general support for the entire organization including purchasing, office supplies, phones, shipping, receiving, and more.
Mike joined ICANN in October 2005 and serves as Registrar Programs Manager where he manages the contractual relationships with registrars including new applications, renewals and ongoing contractual matters.