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Internet Society Announces Paul Brigner as Regional Bureau Director for North America

19 March 2012


[Washington, DC and Geneva, Switzerland – 19 March 2012] – The Internet Society today announced that Paul Brigner has joined the organization as Director of its North America Regional Bureau.  As a global organization, the Internet Society has five regional bureaus that are instrumental in addressing Internet-related issues, mobilizing local support for global efforts, and developing policy, technology, membership, Chapter, and regional educational awareness.

“The Internet Society’s Regional Bureaus are vital conduits to connecting our Chapters, Members, and staff, and are central to the success of our mission of ensuring that the Internet is for everyone,” said Walda Roseman, Chief Operating Officer, Internet Society. “Paul’s impressive industry knowledge and policy expertise, as well as the founding role he played in the Internet Society’s Washington, DC Chapter, are ideally-suited for the important work he will do in Canada and the United States. His addition to the Internet Society team represents the heightened importance that we place on the work of our Regional Bureaus, including that of North America. We’re delighted that Paul has joined us.”

Michael Nelson, Research Associate at CSC Leading Edge Forum and a leader of the Internet Society's Washington, DC Chapter commented, “Paul is an excellent addition to the Internet Society team. He knows the technology and is respected and well connected in both the ISP and content industries. Paul has been very active in the Internet Society’s Washington, DC Chapter, and his organizational and communication skills will be a valuable asset in advancing the initiatives of the Internet Society’s North America Chapters."

Previously, Brigner was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America, and Executive Director, Internet and Technology Policy, for Verizon Corporate Services. He worked at Verizon for nearly 10 years in numerous management positions. Earlier in his career, Brigner was a software and network architect for several large organizations and also served in a technology consulting capacity. 

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