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Kathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown

Former President / CEO

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Kathryn C. Brown served as President and CEO of the Internet Society from 2014-2018.

A veteran of Internet policy development and initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion, Ms. Brown lead the Internet Society in its mission to keep the Internet open, thriving and benefitting all people throughout the world.

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.

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About Internet Society 22 August 2018

Until We Meet Again…

As I wrap up my tenure at the the helm of the Internet Society on September 1,  I want to thank...

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Internet of Things (IoT) 13 June 2018

A Partnership to Tackle Growing Risks in a Connected World

With a shared vision of putting people at the center of the Internet, the Internet Society and Consumers International...

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Community Networks 16 May 2018

Together Let’s #SwitchItOn and #KeepItOn! The Internet Society Releases Joint Statement with Access Now

We are proud to stand together with Access Now in our belief that a globally connected, secure and trusted...

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About Internet Society 11 January 2018

2018: Advocacy and Action

Happy New Year! 2018 offers exciting promise and opportunity for the Internet Society and the work of our global...

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Internet Governance 14 December 2017

The Internet Is at a Crossroads: We Have a Choice to Make

As we look around at a rapidly changing world that is shaped more and more by the digital domain, we...

About Internet Society 29 November 2017

Passing on the CEO Baton

The Internet Society has come far in its 25 years, and as its CEO for just some of that...

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