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Recognizing ICANN’s Working Group Chairs

28 June 2024
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Working Group Chairs Recognition at ICANN80

As part of our ongoing efforts to acknowledge and celebrate the vital contributions made by our ICANN community volunteers, the ICANN Board of Directors hosted the inaugural ICANN Working Group Chairs Recognition Reception during the ICANN80 Policy Forum on Tuesday, 11 June 2024. At the event, we recognized the dedication, leadership, and tireless efforts of the 19 chairs of the current ICANN working groups that were chartered to develop policy or advice.

Leading a working group demands a considerable amount of time, energy, and patience. From managing complex project timelines to fostering trust and collaboration among a diverse group of stakeholders, the role of a working group chair is both challenging and crucial to the success of our multistakeholder model.

On behalf of the ICANN Board, I thank the ICANN working group chairs for their hard work and commitment to ICANN's mission. Their dedication and ability to navigate the complexities of policy and advice development are truly commendable.

Please join me in congratulating our working group chairs:

  • Gautam Akiwate – Security and Stability Advisory Committee Registrar Nameserver Management Work Party Co-Chair
  • Gabriel Andrews – Governmental Advisory Committee Public Safety Working Group Chair
  • Donna Austin – Generic Names Supporting Organization Expedited Policy Development Process on Internationalized Domain Names Working Group Chair
  • Roger Carney – Generic Names Supporting Organization Transfer Policy Review Policy Development Process Working Group Chair
  • Justine Chew – Asian, Australasian, and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization Policy Forum Chair
  • KC Claffy – Security and Stability Advisory Committee Registrar Nameserver Management Work Party Co-Chair
  • Olivier Crépin-Leblond – At-Large Advisory Committee Consolidated Policy Working Group Co-Chair
  • Stephen Deerhake – Country Code Names Supporting Organization Policy Development Process on Review Mechanism Working Group Chair
  • Avri Doria – At-Large Advisory Committee Consolidated Policy Working Group Co-Chair
  • Suada Hadzovic – Governmental Advisory Committee Human Rights and International Law Working Group Co-Chair
  • Russ Housley – Security and Stability Advisory Committee Evolution of DNS Resolution Work Party Co-Chair
  • Kenny Huang – Country Code Names Supporting Organization Policy Development Process on Internationalized Domain Name Country Code Top Level Domain Strings Working Group Chair
  • Barry Leiba – Security and Stability Advisory Committee Evolution of DNS Resolution Work Party Co-Chair
  • Giacomo Mazzone – Governmental Advisory Committee Human Rights and International Law Working Group Co-Chair
  • Hossein Mirzapour – Governmental Advisory Committee Universal Acceptance and Internationalized Domain Names Working Group Chair
  • Robert Story – Root Server System Advisory Committee Caucus Security Incident Reporting Work Party Chair
  • Matthew Thomas – Security and Stability Advisory Committee Name Collision Analysis Project Discussion Group Co-Chair
  • Brad Verd – Root Server System Governance Working Group Chair
  • Suzanne Woolf – Security and Stability Advisory Committee Name Collision Analysis Project Discussion Group Co-Chair

The strength of ICANN lies in our collective knowledge and diversity of experiences. By working together, we can overcome challenges and help ensure a secure, stable, and interoperable Internet for all.

Authors

Tripti Sinha

Tripti Sinha

ICANN Board Chair