Thank You Lynn St. Amour Thumbnail
About Internet Society 31 January 2014

Thank You Lynn St. Amour

In a recent Resolution, the Internet Society (ISOC) Board of Trustees offered its ‘heartfelt thanks’ to outgoing CEO Lynn St. Amour for her tireless work for the organization and her service over the past 15 years. The Resolution comes as January 31, 2014 marks Ms. St. Amour’s last official day with the Internet Society. Lynn St. Amour joined the Internet Society in 1998 as the Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa division, was promoted to be ISOC’s global Executive Director and COO in 1999 and then advanced to its President and CEO in 2001. The Resolution recognized that Lynn’s leadership and efforts over the years have established a stable financial foundation for the Internet Society by expanding organizational memberships, establishing the Public Interest Registry and growing the organization’s global footprint. Ms. St. Amour also helped establish the Internet Society as the organizational and financial home of the IETF. “Her leadership and efforts have established the Internet Society as the preeminent voice and champion for an open and evolving Internet,” noted Board Chairman Bob Hinden. “She is a valuable member of the ISOC global community, and her many contributions will continue to benefit the Internet Society for years to come.”

Read The Board Resolution


Submitted by lia.kiessling on 31 January 2014 – 4:35pm Thank you so much for your dedication to an open Internet Lynn. The world is a better place because of it!

Thanks Lynn
Submitted by Judith Hellerstein on 31 January 2014 – 6:14pm Thanks so much for all your efforts to build the internet Society. We have all appreciated your hard work and devotion over the years to build a more inclusive place. Thanks also for your generosity and help over the years. Do keep in touch with the chapters and let us know where you are and what you plan on doing.

Thanks, Lynn, for a great work for the ISOC community
Submitted by Jan Flodin on 31 January 2014 – 8:23pm It has been a pleasure to get to know you and what you have done for an open Internet for all. Your visits to Sweden and your personal support for what we do in our ISOC-SE chapter has really been encouraging. I wish you all the best in what you now will continue with. Jan

Thanks Lynn
Submitted by Giandomenico Massari on 31 January 2014 – 8:28pm Dear Lynn I like to thanks you for all the efforts you made in those years to make Internet better!! I like to remember when in January 1999 (15 years ago!!) you attended our INET Nigeria 1st Conference in Port Harcourt.You were wonderful in the presentation and till today we are remembering your speach. I believe that was the first official engagement since you joined ISOC. I hope that you will still be in touch with us because we need your advices and suggestions. Thanks again!!!

An Open Lady serving the Open Internet.
Submitted by Victor Ndonnang on 31 January 2014 – 10:01pm Dear Lynn, Thank you for all your achievements. Thank you for have been so supportive of the developing world, especially Africa. May your simplicity and discretion continue inspiring the incoming CEO and the Next Generation Internet Leaders. To better serve the Open Internet, you have to be open yourseft; And yes you was more than Open! Thank you for all.

Submitted by Jorge González on 1 February 2014 – 3:25am Me sumo al agradecimiento a Lynn St. Amour, incentivó a los nuevos interesados a entender y participar activamente en que Internet continúe funcionando bajo los principios de apertura, diversidad, etc, facilitando la participación de gente de países en desarrollo, gracias Lynn 🙂

In honor of vision
Submitted by Kris Seeburn on 1 February 2014 – 8:26am Lynn thanks for all you have done. It has been a pleasure knowing you and will never forget some of the insights you brought about for ISOC as a whole. Your involvement , dedication will be remembered. You may be going away from being the CEO but we still need you as a member and still need your input. Thanks again

Merci Lynn..
Submitted by Mohamed Mossi on 1 February 2014 – 5:48pm Merci Lynn pour le travail abbatu pour le developpement de l’Internet et des Chaitres à travers le monde. Je me souvien du dernier rencontre très fructueux lors de la réunion des Chapitres Africians à Durban en Afrique du Sud. Merci et nous ne t’oublierons jamais.

For your Dedication to Working with People All over the World
Submitted by Jane Coffin on 1 February 2014 – 5:56pm Lynn – thank you for putting your faith in so many people. You trusted them and many “human networks” dedicated to building technical networks were created through your efforts, the chapters, and the early INET training. Your energy and dedication to the “Internet Community” lives on. We look forward to the next chapter with you! Merci bien – Jane

Many thanks Lynn
Submitted by Mondher on 1 February 2014 – 7:33pm Merci pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour tous les chapitres, Bravo et bon courage.

Thank you so very much…
Submitted by Niel Harper on 2 February 2014 – 11:00am Thank you so very much for your dedicated years of service to the Internet Society, and most of all to the cause of an open, sustainable and user-centric Internet. Also, thank you very much for your faith in the capabilities of broader Internet community, your commitment to the IETF, and your steady and consistent approach to building bridges and contributing to bringing the next 1 billion online. May you continue to be successful in all that you do. Wishing you happiness, prosperity and peace profound!

Thank you
Submitted by Fiona Asonga on 3 February 2014 – 9:05am Hallo Lynn, Thank you so much for your decication that has been exemplary and the leadership you have provided the community over the years. Your support to developing nations in Africa has ensured we are able to contribute to Internet Governence concerns even in our respective countries. We wish you the very best.

Merci Lynn
Submitted by Barrack Otieno on 3 February 2014 – 11:41am Hi Lynn, Thank you for for your exemplary leadership of the Internet Society and for the many milestones the organization has attained under your leadership. In particular, you have been a great Champion in Africa and we look forwad to working with you in private capacity. Wish you the very best in your future endeavours.

Thank you
Submitted by Jean Robert Hou… on 3 February 2014 – 4:00pm Merci Lynn pour ton devouement, ton sacrifice et pour l’heritage que tu laisses pour de nombreuses generations. Te souhaite beaucoup d’autres Succes.

Submitted by Roberto Sasso on 3 February 2014 – 9:26pm Muchas gracias Lynn, por un gran trabajo y dedicación de la cual todos nos beneficaremos, durante mucho tiempo. Many thanks Lynn, for a gteat job and your dedication which shall benefit many of us for many years to come.

Submitted by Bill Cunningham on 3 February 2014 – 9:32pm Thanks Lynn for your dedication to one of the greatest and highest potential systems the world has ever known, the Internet.

Thank you Lynn
Submitted by Dich Beaird on 3 February 2014 – 9:50pm Dear Lynn, first my very best wishes for your “new beginnings.” And, second, thank you for your leadership and for your grace. You met great challenges and turned them into great opportunities and as a result we all benefited.

Thanks Lynn
Submitted by John Cafferty on 3 February 2014 – 9:36pm Many thanks Lynn

Thank you, Lynn!
Submitted by James Butler on 3 February 2014 – 9:39pm We in the Los Angeles Chapter are so grateful for your expert guidance during a critical period in ISOC’s history. You will not be forgotten. Thank you. James Butler Former Board Chairman ISOC-LA Los Angeles Chapter

No words…
Submitted by Bernard Aboba on 3 February 2014 – 9:42pm It is hard to find words to express all that you have done for the Internet community and the IETF in particiular. For all these years, you have been a constant force supporting the development of the Internet. On your watch, the Internet has grown from a fledgling to a force for global economic growth, and the ISOC and IETF have grown and matured along with it. While today this transition seems inevitable, there were many challenges along the way that you were instrumental in navigating Like a model parent of a teenager, you’ve been patient, nurturing and supportive, even when those you worked with have not been as grateful for your help as they should have been. So here’s to you, Lynn — you’ve been a wonderful partner and co-worker, truly a pleasure to work with. Best wishes in all your future endeavors!

Thank you for submitting women
Submitted by Elaine Carlson on 3 February 2014 – 9:53pm We appreciate all the support you gave to the Geneva Internet Society Chapter and the World YWCA in bringing women in developing countries into the digital world!

Thank You!
Submitted by Michael Krausz on 3 February 2014 – 9:53pm Thank you for your contribution to the sector!

A real visionary
Submitted by Ralph Swick on 3 February 2014 – 9:55pm Lynn, thank you for your expansive and all-encompasing vision of the role of the Internet and Web and for the multistakeholder organizations who made and make them both the success they have become. And thank you for expressing that vision in your extraordinary leadership.

Submitted by Nii Quaynor on 3 February 2014 – 10:06pm Thanks for making things happen for Africa during those critical years addressing the digital divide. Many have already forgoten where we came from. Thanks!

Thanks to Lynn St. Amour
Submitted by Vint Cerf on 3 February 2014 – 10:07pm Dear Lynn, The Internet Society of 2014 is light years away from the limited and, dare I say, somewhat anemic Internet Society of 1999 and it is thanks to your leadership, vision and persistence that this is so. You brought in talent and a regular source of support through PIR. You stood up for the freedom of the Net and never wavered from our motto: The Internet is for Everyone. You have made many friends in the Internet community and justly so. I hope this next phase of your life and career will prove to be as satisfying as have the last 15 years. Respect!! vint

Thank you from Kuwait/Middle East
Submitted by Bashar Al-Abdulhadi on 5 February 2014 – 3:11am A warm thank you on behalf the Kuwaiti/Middle Eastern Internet community for the great efforts over the past fifteen years. wish you all the best and good luck. Best Regards, Bashar Al-Abdulhadi

Thanks, Lynn
Submitted by Jeff Jaffe on 3 February 2014 – 10:44pm Lynn, the Open Internet that we enjoy today exists in large part due to your vision, collaboration, and follow-through. When I joined W3C four years ago and had an opportunity to work closely with you, I learned this as I had never understood before. The vision is your total commitment to foundational ideals, openness, multi-stakeholder involvement, and Stewardship of the Internet The collaboration is not only that you talk about collaboration – but that you personify collaboration in the way you work, your support for your colleagues, and your support of partner organizations such as W3C. Follow-through is the hardest of all working with disparate organizations on a Global level. The fact that we can count on you has been a key ingredient to your success. Best wishes for the future.

Submitted by Tony Hain on 3 February 2014 – 10:47pm It has been said that ‘all good things must come to an end’, but your leadership is one that the world will miss. Hopefully your next endevor will be even more fulfilling and successful than this one has been.

Farewell, Lynn
Submitted by Michael Ross Murphy on 3 February 2014 – 10:48pm Best of luck in your future endeavours. Thanks for your years of service.

Submitted by khalid rawas on 3 February 2014 – 11:20pm Dear Lynn st. Am very glad to thank you for all offers to isoc people . And i hope successfully future

Thank you
Submitted by Claude LeBlanc on 3 February 2014 – 11:36pm Thank you Lynn, knowledge is wealth and you certainly made me a wealthier individual with your work. Thanks a full university library, Claude

Submitted by Josh Chao on 3 February 2014 – 11:41pm Taipei Chapter will alwasy miss your kind support!!!

Thank you, Lynn!
Submitted by Jacob J. Lumier on 4 February 2014 – 12:17am Muito obrigado por atuar em favor de uma Internet aberta e em evolução.

Will miss you, but all the best for your next role!
Submitted by Amitkumar DEV on 4 February 2014 – 1:32am Hearty greetings, Lynn, in 2-decades at the helm of Internet Society, you’ve brought-up the abilities and roles of your child empowered to top-most stature!

Thank you lynn
Submitted by Shreedeep Rayamajhi on 4 February 2014 – 1:20am Dear Lynn Thank you for your contribution and leadership that you have shown over the years. we are proud and we all acknowledge the efforts you made and the changes you forwarded. we hope you will always be an inspiration to all chapter leader like us. THANK YOU

Special Thank You, Lynn
Submitted by Stephen L Squires on 4 February 2014 – 1:21am Thank you for the extraodrinay leadership you demonstrated during a critical time in the development of ISOC. You enabled ISOC to escape from the artifical limitations imposed on ISOC and IETF when both were established. Without your decisive leadership ISOC and IETF would still be stuck in a black hole in cyber flatland. You and others on the board at the time understand. Stephen L Squires, PhD Former ISOC Board Member Former DARPA Office Director

thank you
Submitted by Eve Edelson on 4 February 2014 – 1:44am Respectful thanks for all the work you put in over the years for the organization and its ideals.

Thank you vm
Submitted by Delfi Ramirez on 4 February 2014 – 2:05am Dear Lynn: Thank you very much for all your efforts, mission and vision of the roleof The Internet

Thank You Lynn St. Amour | Internet Society
Submitted by Lillie on 7 February 2014 – 2:08am What i do not realize is actually how you’re no longer actually much more neatly-appreciated than you might be right now. You are very intelligent. You understand therefore significantly in the case of this topic, produced me for my part believe it from numerous varied angles. Its like men and women are not fascinated except it is something to do with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs great. Always deal with it up! Also visit my blog – Hay Day Hack

Thank you!
Submitted by Charles Mok on 4 February 2014 – 2:31am Thank you Lynn, for all the years and the marvelous contributions you made, and the care you showed along the way. Surely we will see you around again soon 🙂 Charles

Thank you so much for your years of outstanding service to us…
Submitted by Cheryl Langdon-Orr on 4 February 2014 – 3:18am Thank you Lynn, your service to our organisation has been invaluable, is deeply appreciated and valued. I wish you well and iof course look forward to working with you in other ventures in the near future…

An inspired decision
Submitted by Brian Carpenter on 4 February 2014 – 4:13am I was ISOC Board Chairman when we took the inspired decision to hire Lynn as President and CEO, and I have never regretted it for one instant. Thank you so much, Lynn.

Many Thanks To you Lynn
Submitted by Abdul Nasir on 4 February 2014 – 4:31am Thanks to you for spreding awairness among people who are unawair of technology like “Internet”. Thanks to you for educating people . Proud and Honour to be a part of your isoc community…

thank you Lynn
Submitted by Rubayat Islam on 4 February 2014 – 4:44am Your leadership gives us sprites, to realize dreams come true, your dedication gives significant platform, and your effort brings us a right recognition. From very first period I was in touch with ISOC activities and was a member of founder ISOC Bangladesh chapter, but within this long run cannot gives much, but today I am really inspired after learn . Thank you for your services here.

Submitted by Tauqeer Safdar on 4 February 2014 – 4:49am For your cordiality, trust and whole-hearted support, Please, accept my deep appreciation.

Thank you
Submitted by Izzeldin Osman on 4 February 2014 – 4:59am Thanks very much. WE wish you a happy successful future.

Suurkiitos, Lynn!
Submitted by Erkki I. Kolehmainen on 4 February 2014 – 5:52am Panoksesi kansainvälisen Internetin kehitykseen on mittaamattoman arvokas.

old levels of trust melt away
Submitted by Carlos on 4 February 2014 – 7:20am Lynn, are you retiring to Maryland after all your hard work? best wishes for your next projects

Thanks, Lynn
Submitted by Marcos Sanz on 4 February 2014 – 7:34am I will miss you, Lynn, and wish you all the best for your professional (and private) future. Thanks for your work.

Submitted by Eva Frölich on 4 February 2014 – 7:35am Dear Lynn, It´s not easy to express what you have done for ISOC without writing a book. And I don´t have time for that. So just let me say – Thank you! I would also like to emphasize my appreciation for your dedication to the Internet in a wider sense as well as the professional behaviour you always show. I though know that behind the professional surface a very warm and funny person hides. Over the years, we have had many good talks that I will remember with a light mind. Thanks for what you´ve done to ISOC and Good Luck for the future / Eva Frölich

Thank You Lynn !!!
Submitted by Manal Ismail on 4 February 2014 – 7:45am Dear Lynn .. Thank you for all your efforts, achievements and dedication throughout the past years for an Internet that is open for everyone .. Special thanks for your support and commitment to the developing world .. It was a pleasure to know you and a pleasure to work with you .. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors .. Sincerely, –Manal

Thank you Lynn!
Submitted by Suhaidi Hassan on 4 February 2014 – 7:56am Thank you Lynn for your excellent service to the Internet Society and the Netizens around the globe! On behalf of ISOC Malaysia, we wish you best of luck in your future endeavors!. Best regards, Suhaidi Hassan ISOC-MY.

Thank you Lynn!
Submitted by Suhaidi Hassan on 4 February 2014 – 7:59am Thank you Lynn for your excellent service to the Internet Society and the Netizens around the globe! On behalf of ISOC Malaysia, we wish you best of luck in your future endeavors!. Best regards, Suhaidi Hassan ISOC-MY.

Submitted by Calvin Browne on 4 February 2014 – 7:59am It was a tough job. You stepped up to the plate nicely. Thanks and good luck going forward. –Calvin

ISOC-LEB***Thank you Lynn!
Submitted by Elie Abouchabke on 4 February 2014 – 10:35am Thank you Lynn for your tireless work for the organization, you are a remarkable person that marked in the Internet Society.

Your efforts were most appreciated!!
Submitted by Millicent on 4 February 2014 – 10:55am Lynn thank you for your service. Your wonderful name made me keep up with your activities but most of all your unreserved push for an open internet is most appreciated. Wishing you all the very best in your future endeavours. We from the Sierra Leone chapter salute you for your excellent work and service. Best wishes

Thank you Lynn!
Submitted by Joe Ciconte on 4 February 2014 – 12:12pm Thank you for your leadership and efforts have you truly are a champion!

We will never forget
Submitted by Mwendwa Kivuva on 4 February 2014 – 2:13pm Your leadership was inspiring and visionary. You grew the Internet Society into what it is today. You had the ability to connect with ISOC members from all walks of life from the most remote places on the planet. Thank you Lynn St. Amour.

Best Wishes
Submitted by Dan Brumbaugh on 4 February 2014 – 2:49pm Thanks Lynn for your service and best wishes for the future!

Thank you Lynn !!!
Submitted by Jahangir Hossain on 4 February 2014 – 3:26pm Thanks for your awesome contribution to the Internet Society also around the globe . On behalf of ISOC Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter , We wise you all happiness comes to your life forever. Thanks , Jahangir Hossain ISOC BD

Thankyou Lynn
Submitted by Hasan Farooq on 4 February 2014 – 3:38pm Thankyou for your immense contribution and selfless service! Wish you best of luck for your future endeavors!

Thank you Lynn
Submitted by Sarah Kiden on 4 February 2014 – 4:40pm Thank you Lynn for the work you have done for the Internet Society; It has grown so much in the past few years and I am sure everyone will agree. Your leadership has made the Internet Society what it is today. I wish you all blessings in your forth coming assignments.

Thank you Lynn
Submitted by Ryhan on 4 February 2014 – 5:47pm Dear Lynn, I commend you for such a wonderful work you have done for this organization for so many years. Your contribution will always be remembered. Thanks !!!

Many Thanks
Submitted by Kevin Shockey on 4 February 2014 – 6:31pm The Caribbean thanks you for your leadership. Best Fishes! #PuertoRico

Submitted by Dr. Chris Princ… on 4 February 2014 – 7:25pm Lynn, you’re indeed monumental. As I already e-mailed to you, you’d actually left shoes so large that Kathy needs to strive so hard to comfortably walk in them. ISOC is standing on a spot no one else can step onto if it leaves it. I wish you the best. Sincerely, CPU -Chris Prince Udochukwu Njọkụ (PhD) ISOC member in NIGERIA

Thank you Maam!
Submitted by Onyinyechi on 4 February 2014 – 9:27pm Thank you Lynn for your tireless effort and service to the to the growth of Internet Society. We will miss you here in Africa!

Thank you Lynn!
Submitted by Jonathan Karuguru on 4 February 2014 – 9:35pm Wishing you well in the new endeavours after doing excellent job with ISOC. Stay blessed!

Many many thanks
Submitted by Olivier Crépin-… on 4 February 2014 – 11:30pm Thank you for your devotion and vision to steer the Internet Society safe from the many storms it had to endure and to let it grow into the organisation that it is today which continues to defend the Internet model that we have all come to enjoy over the years. Kudos.

Merci !
Submitted by Jean-Claude Guédon on 4 February 2014 – 11:46pm I truly enjoyed working with you when I was involved with ISOC. Best of luck! Jean-Claude

Thank you Lynn
Submitted by Richard Henson on 5 February 2014 – 12:19am Many thanks for helping to preservie the principles governing the Internet. I’m just a university lecturer and seldom been actively involved with ISOC, but appreciate what you have done to help preserve its founding principles. Regards, Richard

Thank you Lynn!
Submitted by Jorge Plano on 5 February 2014 – 12:25am Thank you for your efforts towards ISOC´s progress! My best wishes for your future activities! Cheers Jorge from Buenos Aires

Keep going Lynn.
Submitted by Louis Pouzin on 5 February 2014 – 1:11am Bravo for your Smiling, Sensibility and Resilience. Louis

Thank you Lynn
Submitted by O’Brien Uzoechi on 5 February 2014 – 9:31am Thank you very much for your tireless commitment to making the Internet accessible to all people of the earth.

Thanks Lynn
Submitted by Anupam Agrawal on 5 February 2014 – 9:58am Lynn, Your encourangement and support for involvement of people from India has helped create an ecosystem of trust and confidence. Thanks a lot.

Thank You Lynn
Submitted by Jiddah Konso on 5 February 2014 – 10:03am Thank you for undivided and continous support ,we will dearly miss you …

All the best for your future
Submitted by Federico Galati on 5 February 2014 – 11:42am “Be the best of your past…the worst of your future!”. Thanks thanks and thanks. The Swiss Chapter has really benefitted in the last year from you Lynn. All the best!

One thank you just won’t do
Submitted by Eliot Lear on 5 February 2014 – 12:33pm Dear Lynn, Thank you for your patience for such zany characters as this one. Thank you for being such a brilliant example of poise and grace. Thank you for finding such a remarkable staff who work every day to make the world a better place. Thank you for working hard to secure the financial future of both the Internet Society and the IETF through your tireless efforts and partnerships. You leave this place a far better one than you found it. What more is there to say? Thank you.

Thank You Lynn
Submitted by Allen D Hurst on 6 February 2014 – 7:48am Please accept Our heartfelt gratitude for your service. An Open and Free Internet is a vital tool to an Open and Free world. The ability to communicate around the globe in a matter of seconds is enabling people to dispell archaic beliefs and outright lies, The point of the story of the tower of Babel is not that they were working together, it is what they were working to do, evil. Let Us continue to work together for the good of All, Peace.

Thanks and all the best!
Submitted by Roelof Meijer, … on 6 February 2014 – 8:24am Dear Lynn, you leave behind a succesfull organization, a great team and an enourmous value to the internet users worldwide of which you can and should personally be very proud . After 15 years, it’s a courageous decision that you take. I wish you all the best in finalizing a seamless transition and preparing for your new personal challenge. Lots of satisfaction, and shared pride and fun in your new endeavors! Warm regards, Roelof

Great Work for the Internet Society
Submitted by Kamal K Hiran on 6 February 2014 – 9:58am My Sepecial thanks !! you are the inspiration of us and Almighty GOD Bless you.

Thanks lynn
Submitted by sombi willingtone on 6 February 2014 – 3:28pm Thank you so much for your dedication to an open Internet Lynn

Thanks, Lynn St. Amour
Submitted by MANU KAUSHIK on 6 February 2014 – 3:52pm You are the great in to support an open Internet! You’re contributions towards the society are highly appreciable. Thanks Lynn St. Amour for your great efforts. Wishing you all the best. Being Happy….Keep Smiling. Again Thanks

Thank you Lynn St. Amour
Submitted by Derek Shamanga on 6 February 2014 – 6:05pm You contribution will always be remembered in this life and that after as a champion of a free internet. You always remain a champion in our hearts’ hall of fames. May you lead a productive life even inthe other avenues that you seek to endevour, Thank you again for your great mark of leadership,

Thanks Lynn
Submitted by johnson on 9 February 2014 – 10:35am Thanks keep your fire burning. Wish you the best.

Submitted by Norma on 10 February 2014 – 5:56am Thank you

Related resources

About Internet Society 17 April 2024

The Internet Society Announces New Appointment to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors

Get to know the new members that have been appointed to the Public Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors...

About Internet Society 26 September 2023

Champions of Internet Security, Accessibility, and Global Connectivity: 2023 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

New inductees expanded the Internet’s reach, strengthened its functionality and security, and increased its accessibility across communities and continents.

About Internet Society 13 June 2023

The Internet Society Announces New Appointments to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors

Washington, DC – 13 June 2023 – The Internet Society today announced the appointment of Kathryn Kleiman to the Public Interest...