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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 107 (November 24, 2013)
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 107

November 24 2013
Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2013-11-24
Committee: BOT
Document: 13-107
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
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INTERNET SOCIETY 107th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society,  November 24, 2013.

The ISOC Board of Trustees met from 7:13 PM to 7:27 PM UTC on Sunday November 24th in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present:

  • Eric Burger (via teleconference)
  • Narelle Clark
  • Keith Davidson
  • Raul Echeberria (via teleconference)
  • Dave Farber
  • Bob Hinden
  • Jason Livingood
  • Desiree Miloshevic
  • Lynn St.Amour
  • Theresa Swinehart
  • Rudi Vansnick
  • Bert Wijnen (via teleconference)

Apologies were received from Alain Aina.

Also present:

  • Scott Bradner (Secretary)
  • Kevin Craemer (ISOC staff)

Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.

1. Welcome/Apologies, Declaration of Conflicts

Bob opened the meeting at 7:13 PM UTC. He asked if anyone had any conflicts with any of the upcoming agenda topics.  No one indicated any conflicts.  He noted that the meeting was not in executive session but that the meeting had not been publically announced.

2. ISOC CEO Search Committee

Bob reported that the ISOC CEO Search Committee had met during the day.  The Search Committee had interviewed the two finalists for the CEO position in person and, after deliberating, had selected Kathryn Brown.

Dave moved to authorize the Board chair to negotiate a CEO contract with Kathryn Brown.  Rudi seconded the motion, which passed unanimously, except for Raul and Narelle who abstained.

Theresa noted the very complete and careful process that was followed to select the new CEO for an organization that has not had to have done such a selection

Resolution 13-49: Approve Contract Negotiations

RESOLVED that the Chair of the ISOC Board, assisted by the ISOC CFO, is authorized to negotiate a contract with Kathryn Brown for the position of Internet Society CEO.

3. Recognizing the efforts of the search committee

Dave moved to authorize the Board chair to negotiate a CEO contract with Kathryn Brown.  Jason seconded the motion, which passed unanimously, except for Raul who abstained.

WHEREAS, the Board wishes to recognize all of those who have assisted in bringing the CEO search to a conclusion RESOLVED, that the Board wishes to thank all the members of the CEO search committee for their time and assistance.

RESOLVED, that Board wishes to thank the co-chairs of the CEO search committee for their time and dedication.

RESOLVED, that the Board wishes to recognize the hard work and dedication of Kevin Craemer for his excellent support of the CEO search committee.

RESOLVED, that the Board wishes to thank Bernard Tobin, and Odgers Berndtson for their support.

RESOLVED, that the Board wishes to thank all of the candidates for the position for their interest in serving ISOC and furthering our mission.

Dave moved to adjourn. Jason seconded the motion.  There being no objection, the meeting was adjourned at 7:27 PM UTC.

Summary of resolutions:

Resolution 13-49: Approve Contract Negotiations

RESOLVED that the Chair of the ISOC Board, assisted by the ISOC CFO, is authorized to negotiate a contract with Kathryn Brown for the position of Internet Society CEO

WHEREAS, the Board wishes to recognize all of those who have assisted in bringing the CEO search to a conclusion

RESOLVED, that the Board wishes to thank all the members of the CEO search committee for their time and assistance.

RESOLVED, that Board wishes to thank the co-chairs of the CEO search committee for their time and dedication.

RESOLVED, that the Board wishes to recognize the hard work and dedication of Kevin Craemer for his excellent support of the CEO search committee.

RESOLVED, that the Board wishes to thank Bernard Tobin, and Odgers Berndtson for their support.

RESOLVED, that the Board wishes to thank all of the candidates for the position for their interest in serving ISOC and furthering our mission.