Mandy (Kathryn A.) Carver is the Senior Vice President for Government and Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Engagement. She leads the team to identify the opportunities and risks governments and IGOs pose to ICANN’s mission, and designs and implements efforts to promote robust government relations.
Mandy joined ICANN as the Deputy General Manager for Global Partnerships in November 2006, the first instance of an international engagement team at ICANN. She has served in several capacities at ICANN as Global Partnerships became Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) and subsequently Government Engagement as the organization evolved. She was promoted to Vice President Government Engagement - Global Coordination in 2013.
Her specialties are multistakeholder decision-making and conflict resolution. A health and human rights lawyer, Mandy Carver was formerly the Executive Director of The Concord Project, an international research and action project whose mission is to develop bridging social capital to strengthen cross-community organizations for communities in deep conflict. Prior to joining The Concord Project, she was a Senior Consultant at John Snow, Inc, a public health research, management, and consulting firm where she ran the Ryan White Care Act Technical Assistance program fielding a roster of 300 consultants working in a multistakeholder model with eligible communities to design and implement services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Earlier she was the Director of the Office of Patient Advocacy of the National Marrow Donor Program with responsibility for patient advocacy programs at 77 transplant centers and 104 donor centers to increase access to critical medical care.
Mandy Carver received her AB from Princeton University. She received her advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota, a JD winning the William O. Douglas Award for Constitutional Scholarship and an MPH in Epidemiology where she held an Adolescent Health Program post-doctoral fellowship. She clerked at the Minnesota Court of Appeals for Judge Harriet Lansing and Judge Edward Parker, and was in private practice for several years.