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Advisory Council Officers 2015 – 2017


Scott Mansfield

Ericsson, Lead Architect, Network Architecture, DU IP and Broadband, AC Co-Chair


Scott Mansfield is a Lead Architect in Ericsson, focusing on wireline network standardization.  Scott is active in the IETF serving as the IETF's ITU-T liaison coordinator. Scott is the co-chair of the Internet Society's Organization Member Advisory Council, providing leadership to bridge the gap between technology and public policy related groups. Scott is also an Associate Rapporteur in the ITU-T and is the editor of the protocol neutral network management modeling recommendations for Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and OTN. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for the MEF and is a founding representative of the MEF's industry-wide coordination and collaboration activity called UNITE.

Christoph Steck

Director, Public Policy & Internet


Christoph Steck oversees the strategy and development of Telefonica's global Public Policy work and defines its positions on Digital Policies, Internet and issues related to the Digital Economy. He is Vice-chair of the Commission on Digital Economy of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Chairman of the Internet Governance workgroup of ETNO (European Network Operators Association) and represents Telefonica regularly at international policy organisations like ITU, ICANN, OECD, G7/G20. He joined Telefonica in 2002 and has managed in various positions Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility for the company, lately as Chief Regulatory Officer for its European business unit.

Christoph Steck is a qualified German lawyer and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IE Business School. He studied Law and Human Rights at the Universities of Cologne, Munich and London (UCL) and is also Associate Professor at the School of Human Science and Technology of IE University in Madrid.


Cheryl Miller

Verizon, Director International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs


Cheryl Miller has been the Director of International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Verizon since May 2013, though she has been with the company since May 2011, previously as the Director of Technology Policy.

She was also a member of the Executive Board for IGFSA, and has been involved with ICANN through the GNSO. She was selected as a member of the IGF's Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) in November 2014.

From 2006 to 2013 Miller taught as a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for teaching IP law for the Paralegal Studies Master's program and designing the program's online curriculum.