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

24 August 2010
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-10-05
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Eric Burger
Raul Echeberria
Eva Frolich (Treasurer)
Lynn St.Amour (President and CEO)
Alejandro Pisanty
Jonathan Zittrain

Also present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Katherine Cunningham (ISOC Staff)
Scott Hoyt (ISOC Staff)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Tuesday 24 August, 2010 from 11:05 AM to 12:04 PM US EDT by teleconference.

I. Opening Comments
Raul asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items. Raul asked if anyone had any comments on the draft minutes of the last ExCom meeting.  No one had so Raul pronounced the minutes adopted and asked that they be published.

II.President and CEO Updates
a. 2011-2013 Business Planning Framework

Lynn introduced the topic saying that she had heard the board’s request for clearer budget reports. She noted that ISOC had mostly moved to budgeting in terms of strategic initiatives. She then asked Scott Hoyt to provide the overview. Scott reported that ISOC has established seven annual objectives. He listed the objectives:

1 – additional revenue
2 – next generation leaders
3 – global outreach
4 – advance the health of the Internet
5 – regionalization
6 – network confidence
7 – policy

He said that the staff was getting ready for a staff retreat where the objectives will be explored and that a document describing the efforts will be produced for the board. Lynn noted that this was a more focused way of thinking about ISOC’s activities and that the board would be seeing differences in the reports. She said that ISOC was trying to develop metrics to be used to gage progress.  The excom then discussed possible metrics.

III. Update on Audit Committee Activities
Eva reported on the work of the audit committee. She said that they are working out a schedule for meetings of the audit committee. She also reported that she had and approved reviewed Lynn’s expenses for the first half of the year.  In response to a question, Eva also reported that the Audit Committee will be reviewing the ISOC 990 form later in the fall.

IV. AOB
a. Review September 20 ISOC Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
The excom then discussed the agenda and required materials for the Sept. 20th board meeting.
b. The excom then discussed ISOC making and posting statements on topics of general interest.
c. Alejandro asked for help in recruiting people to the Nominating Committee.

Raul adjourned the meeting at 12:04 PM US EDT.