Minutes of the Meetings of the Executive Committee of the Internet Society

14 May 2014
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: 2014-05-14
Document: Excomm-14-05
Status: confirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
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Present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Kathy Brown (President & CEO)
Narelle Clark
Dave Farber
Bob Hinden (Chair, Board Chair)
Jason Livingood (Treasurer)
Theresa Swinehart

Also Present
Kevin Craemer (ISOC staff)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC Board met on Wednesday 14 May, 2014, from 8:07 PM to 9:25 PM UTC via teleconference.

I. Opening Comments
Bob opened the meeting at 8:07 PM.  He asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items.   Theresa said that she would recuse herself from the IANA and PIR discussions.

II. Approval of the minutes of the 12-Mar 2014 Executive Committee meeting
The excomm approved the minutes as written.

III. Update on venue and schedule for September Board retreat
Kathy reported that the ISOC all-staff retreat will be held during the week of September 15 would be located at The Tides Inn near Richmond, VA.  She said that the board would arrive on Tuesday 16 September for a joint staff and board meeting on Wednesday and continue in a Board retreat on Thursday and Friday.

IV. Review of final election results
Bob noted that the election process had successfully completed and that there had been no challenges.  The new Board members are Hans Peter Dittler, Gihan Dias, Hiroshi Esaki and Sean Turner.  He noted that there was a Board consensus that the election process needed review and improvement.

V. Review of planned program for new Trustees orientation
Bob reviewed, and the excom discussed, the proposed orientation process for the new Board members. Bob asked if the excom has any comments on the proposal.

VI. Review of agenda items for June Board teleconference and Board meeting
Bob reviewed, and the excom discussed, a draft agenda for the Board teleconference on June 16 and the face-to-face meeting in London.

VII. Review list of Board decisions for advice to the 2014-2015 Board 
Kathy introduced the idea of Kathy prepare a short statement on decisions that the Board had made concerning the future direction and activities of the ISOC to be presented during the 16 June Board teleconference, to be recorded in the minutes and to be passed to the new Board.  The excom supported this idea.

Theresa left the call at this point.

VIII. Update on ISOC plans for IANA Transfer
Kathy introduced, and the excom discussed, a proposal for a selection process for a NTIA IANA Stewardship Transition Steering Committee modeled on the process currently followed for the PIR Board members and the possible role of such a committee.  The excom supported the proposal and suggested asking the full Board (minus Theresa) to review it.  If the Board was supportive, the ISOC community would then be asked for their feedback.

IX. PIR Business Proposal
Bob reviewed, and the excom discussed, a proposal to support a business proposal from PIR.  The excom supported the proposal, which will now be brought to the full Board for approval.

X. AOB
There was no other business.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25.