Eric Burger, Secretary (N. America) Term: 2015 – 2017

Dr. Eric Burger is Research Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Georgetown site of the NSF-sponsored Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC). His current research areas include privacy and information protection; cyber security; privacy-preserving information sharing; real-time interactive multimedia; network attribution; and Internet policy. Prior to Georgetown, Eric was CTO of Neustar and prior to that was CTO or held senior positions with BEA Systems, MCI, Cable & Wireless, and a number of network equipment manufacturers.

Eric was a former board member of the Internet Society, a Trustee of the IETF Trust, Chairman of the Board of the SIP Forum, and a board member of the International Packet Communications Consortium, to name a few of the non-profits he has been involved with. He is also active in the Internet Engineering Task Force, having written 18 RFCs and chaired a number of Work Groups. He has been an invited expert to the ITU-T and ICANN.

Lise Fuhr, Member (Europe) Term: 2016 – 2019

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Lise is ETNO’s Director General. Prior to that, she was Chief Operating Officer of DK Hostmaster and DIFO, the company managing the .dk domain name. In the period between September 2014 and December 2015 she also chaired the Cross Community Working Group for the IANA Stewardship Transition, building on her strong network within the internet community. She has recently been appointed to the Internet Society Public Interest Registry Board of Directors for a three year term starting in July 2016.

Lise has 10+ years of experience in the telecoms industry. She started her career at the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (1996-2000) where she wrote and implemented regulation for the telecommunication markets. After that, she worked for the telecoms operator Telia Networks (2000-2009), where she led various teams dealing with issues as diverse as interconnection agreements, mobile services and industry cooperation.

Lise is a Danish national.

Hartmut Glaser, Member (S. America) Term: 2014 – 2017

Professor Hartmut Richard Glaser is the Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – in Brazil, a “multistakeholder” body that coordinates all internet activities in Brazil, since 1996. Before he take over this position, he was Researcher at Van de Graaff Laboratory at the Physics Institute of USP/São Paulo State University (1968/1970); then he was Researcher at the Microelectronics Laboratory at the Polytechnic School (Engineering Faculty) of USP(1970/1990); Special Adviser to the Director (Dean) of the Polytechnic School of USP (1989/1993); Special Adviser to the President of FAPESP/Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (1996/2004); Coordinator of the Academic Network/ANSP at the State of São Paulo (1996/2002); Board Member of LACNIC (2000/until now); Member of the Address Council (AC) of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO/NRO) of ICANN (2000/until now); Member of ICANN’s “Nominating Committee” for 7 years (2004/2005/2008/2009/2012/2013 as appointed member by the AC/ASO and 2010 invited as Associate Chair); Local Organizer of two ICANN Meetings in Brazil, 2003 (Rio de Janeiro) and 2006 (São Paulo); Local Organizer of the “2. IGF – Internet Governance Forum” 2007 in Rio de Janeiro/Brasil; Local Organizer of NETmundial 2014 in São Paulo/Brazil; Faculty Member of the “Summer School of Internet Governance” in Buenos Aires/Argentina (2009), in São Paulo/Brazil (2010) and in Meissen/Germany (2009/2014); Special Adviser to Nitin Desai, the general coordinator of 5 IGF/Internet Governance Fora.

Art Reilly, Member (N. America) Term: 2014-2017

Art Reilly has been a leader in promoting a more-inclusive Information Society and improving interoperability and quality in networks through standards for more than 25 years. Reilly retired April 8, 2011 as Senior Director, Strategic Technology Policy at Cisco Systems where he was their principal representative to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and many other UN activities on policy matters. In this capacity, he served on numerous US delegations.

As the business Vice Chair of the UN ICT Task Force, he provided leadership in promoting the achievement of the UN Millennium Declaration Goals (improving the quality of life for people around the world) through the use of information technology.

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken , Member (N. America) Term: 2016 – 2019

tosca thumbnailTosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken has worked on international development and civil society issues for over 25 years, both in practice as well as in academia. She has been the Co-Director of the Transnational NGO Initiative (TNGO Initiative) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University since 2003, and in 2015 became its Director. She focuses on the governance, leadership and effectiveness of INGOs, and directs the TNGO Leadership Institute and its related customized leadership development work with INGOs such as ActionAid, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Population Council. Tosca also directs the work on leading and managing INGO organizational change processes, and has undertaken applied assignments with Oxfam International, Save the Children, CARE International and Amnesty International on this topic to help them learn from their change processes. Tosca advises Heifer International on strategy planning and works on organizational and program evaluation. She is a member of Charity Navigator’s Advisory Panel and a board member of InterAction, the national platform of US INGOs. She also serves on the board of Public Interest Registry that works on the nexus of the Internet and civil society. As a former international development practitioner with sixteen years of practitioner experience, Tosca worked at the European Center for Development Policy Management in the Netherlands, served during the UNTAC peacekeeping operation in Cambodia, and worked at the World Bank on social development, public participation and civil society issues.

Roberto Gaetano, Chairman (Europe) Term: 2016 – 2019

Roberto Gaetano, now retired from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where he served 13 years as international civil servant, brings to the Public Interest Registry Board extensive experience in Internet governance from his work with a broad range of organizations. As Internet Policy Advisor at ETSI, he actively participated in Internet policymaking, including the process that created ICANN and its supporting organizations. He also served six years on the ICANN Board, with three as Liaison of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).

Ingrid Srinath, Vice Chair (Asia) Term: 2015 – 2018

Ingrid Srinath is CEO at Hivos India Advisory Services – an international development organization guided by humanist values. It works with local civil society organizations in developing countries to build a free, fair and sustainable world. She has served on the advisory boards of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (UN DCF), the World Economic Forum (WEF), Streetfootballworld, Magic Bus and the Prajnya Trust and on the boards of the INGO Accountability Charter and The Rules. From 2004 – 2008, Ingrid was the CEO of CRY (Child Rights and You), where she led the national coalition that successfully campaigned to amend India’s constitution to make education a fundamental right. She served as Secretary General from 2008-12 at CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and from 2013-14 as Executive Director of CHILDLINE India Foundation – a pioneering example of technology, activism and public-private partnership in action. Ingrid has led large teams across the world and been a passionate advocate for child rights, human rights and social justice movements.

Kathryn C. Brown, ISOC CEO Liaison (N. America)

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Kathryn C. Brown joined the Internet Society as President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2014. She is a veteran of Internet policy development and corporate responsibility initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion. Her career spans the public and private sector, including serving in the United States National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as well as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the Clinton Administration. Ms. Brown has also headed up policy and global corporate social responsibility initiatives for telecom provider Verizon as well working on legal and regulatory communications policy for law firms and consultancies. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Marist College. Ms. Brown has served on the advisory boards of the Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the mPowering Development Advisory Board of the ITU, and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab.

Past Public Interest Registry Board Directors

First Name Last Name Term(s)
Marc Rotenberg 2003-2006
Lynn St.Amour 2003-2013 (ISOC Liaison)
Frode Greisen 2003-2004
Geoff Houston 2003-2005
Kenny Huang 2003-2004
David Maher 2003-2004
Amadeu Abril I Abril 2003-2005
Susan Estrada 2004-2007
Barbara Fraser 2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2011
Eva Frolich 2004-2007
Glenn Ricart 2004-2006, 2007-2010, 2010-2011
Pindar Wong 2006
Kuo-Wei Wu 2008-2009
Raimundo Beca 2011-2014
Art Reilly 2011-2014, 2014-2017
Erik Huizer 2007-2015
Maarten Botterman 2008-2016
Amitabh Singhal 2010-2016