About Internet Society 19 March 2014

Internet Society Announces Appointment of Arthur Reilly and Hartmut Glaser to Public Interest Registry Board of Directors

[Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland] – The Internet Society today announced that Arthur Reilly and Hartmut Glaser have been appointed to three-year terms to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors. These appointments will begin at the mid-year 2014 Public Interest Registry Board meeting.

Art Reilly was re-appointed to the Public Interest Registry Board and has served since 2011. He has been a leader in promoting a more-inclusive Information Society and improving interoperability and quality in networks through standards for more than 25 years. Reilly retired in April 2011 as Senior Director, Strategic Technology Policy at Cisco Systems where he was the principal representative to the International Telecommunications Union and many other UN activities on policy matters. In this capacity, he served on numerous US delegations. Since retiring, in addition to the Public Interest Registry Board, Reilly has been active serving as a Board or Advisory Council member for several not-for-profit organizations in the areas of scientific research and education.

A new Board member, Hartmut Glaser is the Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee/CGI.br in Brazil, the entity responsible for all activities of the Brazilian Internet community. These include the registration of Brazil’s country code top-level domain, the assignment of IP addresses in Brazil, the coordination of the Brazilian National Computer Emergency Response Team, the handling of computer security incident reports, the production of indicators and statistics on the availability and use of the Internet in Brazil, and many other Internet-related activities. In addition, Glaser is Director of LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry.

“We are delighted to welcome Hartmut to the Public Interest Registry Board and we appreciate Art’s continued contributions in guiding the organization,” said Kathy Brown, President and CEO of the Internet Society. “The Public Interest Registry is fortunate to have a talented and diverse group of individuals who are committed to serving the global community, and ensuring that the Public Interest Registry is well-positioned to advance its mission. We also thank Raimundo Beca for his dedication and service to this organization.”

Art Reilly and Hartmut Glaser join the following Directors on the Board:

  • Maarten Botterman (Chair), Director of GNKS Consult BV
  • Erik Huizer, CTO at SURFnet
  • Roberto Gaetano, Retired from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Amitabh Singhal, Director of Telxess Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. and Vcon Services Ltd.
  • Ingrid Srinath, Executive Director of CHILDLINE India Foundation
  • Kathy Brown serves as liaison to the Public Interest Registry Board in her capacity as President and CEO of the Internet Society

For more information on the Public Interest Registry, please visit www.pir.org.

About Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .org top-level domain — the world’s third largest “generic” top-level domain with more than 10.3 million domain names registered worldwide. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, Public Interest Registry’s mission is to empower the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. Public Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society (http://www.internetsociety.org) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone. For more information, visit www.internetsociety.org.

Media Contact: Wende Cover, [email protected], +1-703-439-2773

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