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Mark Buell

Mark Buell

Regional Vice President - North America

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Mark Buell is the Regional Bureau Director, North America. In this role, Mark oversees the Internet Society’s engagement activities in Canada and the United States.

From 2009 to 2016, Mark held a variety of positions with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the registry for the .CA country code top-level domain. At CIRA, Mark provided senior level support for the organization’s activities in the domestic Internet policy and global Internet governance fora. In 2010, Mark initiated the Canadian Internet Forum, Canada’s IGF and continued to coordinate the event until 2016. He also established CIRA as a leader in the domain name industry in the use of social media.

Prior to joining CIRA, Mark spent a decade working in Indigenous health policy, first as a Community Development Officer at an Inuit land claim organization in the Western Canadian Arctic, then as the Director of Communications and Research at the National Aboriginal Health Organization in Ottawa.

Mark is based in Ottawa, Canada.

Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos

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