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Biography: 

Kathryn C. Brown joined the Internet Society as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. A veteran of Internet policy development and initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion, Ms. Brown leads the Internet Society in its mission to keep the Internet open, thriving and benefitting all people throughout the world.

The Internet Society is at the center of the largest global network of people and organizations focused on ensuring the Internet continues to evolve as a platform for innovation, collaboration, economic development and social progress. As the Internet faces escalating challenges in the areas of privacy, security and governance, the Internet Society serves as a powerful voice for the Internet community as an internationally respected expert on Internet technical, development and policy issues.

Ms. Brown’s career spans the public and private sector, including serving in the United States National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and leading policy and global corporate social responsibility initiatives for telecom provider Verizon. 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 Initiative of the ITU, and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab.

Latest Posts

  • Germany wants G20 leaders to agree to a concrete plan – one that includes affordable Internet access across the world by 2025, common technical standards and a focus on digital learning. Today, the G20 economies, like so many other economies around...
    Date published 07 April 2017
  • Today, the Internet Society, along with 50 organizations and trade associations and nearly 90 individual experts who care deeply about an open, trusted Internet, expressed our deep concerns that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security may require...
    Date published 21 February 2017
  • Do you know someone who has played a significant role in the development and advancement of the open, global Internet?  Organizations and individuals from around the world are invited to submit nominations to the Internet Hall of Fame. 2017...
    Date published 01 February 2017
  • As a global organization with trustees, employees, chapters and members all over the world, we are deeply troubled by actions taken by the U.S. on Friday that placed immediate and unprecedented bans on entry to the United States of citizens and...
    Date published 30 January 2017
  • Happy New Year!  Along with the excitement and expectations each new year brings, 2017 marks a significant milestone for the Internet Society. This year, we celebrate 25 years of dedication to an open, secure Internet that benefits all people...
    Date published 06 January 2017

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