ISOC Adopts Strategic Operating Plan, Seats New Board

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:

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"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

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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.


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