About Internet Society 24 May 2021

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

Washington, DC – 24 May, 2021 – The Internet Society today announced the appointment of Saerin Cho to the Public Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors and the re-appointment of Jeffrey Bedser and Narelle Clark. In addition, Eric Burger is returning to the PIR Board. These board members will take their seats beginning in July 1, 2021. Jeffrey Bedser and Eric Burger will serve three-year terms, and Saerin Cho and Narelle Clark will serve two-year terms.

Saerin Cho is Chief Counsel of Global Eligibility and an Associate General Counsel at TechSoup, a US-based global technology nonprofit that connects NGOs with critical resources worldwide. Eric Burger is Research Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He was reappointed to the PIR Board of Directors after spending the past four years working in government service.

Leaving the board will be Amitabh Singhal who served a two-year term.

Effective July 1, 2021, the Public Interest Registry Board Members will be:

  • Lise Fuhr, Director General of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO)
  • Gregory Kapfer, independent consultant and former executive at the Internet Society
  • Keith Davidson, former executive and board member at InternetNZ
  • Jeffrey Bedser, CEO of iThreat Cyber Group
  • Narelle Clark, CEO of the Internet Association of Australia
  • Saerin Cho, Chief Counsel of Global Eligibility and Associate General Counsel at TechSoup
  • Eric Burger, Research Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University
  • Jonathon Nevett, President and CEO of PIR
  • Andrew Sullivan, serves as liaison to the PIR Board in his capacity as President and CEO of the Internet Society
About Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry (PIR) is a nonprofit that operates the .ORG top-level domain—one of the world’s largest generic top-level domains with more than 10.5 million domain names registered worldwide. 

PIR has been a champion for a free and open Internet for more than 15 years with a clear mission to be an exemplary domain name registry, provide a trusted digital identity and help educate those who dedicate themselves to improving our world. PIR was founded by the Internet Society (internetsociety.org) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA. 

.ORG is open to everyone, providing a global platform for mission-driven organizations, associations, clubs, businesses and individuals to bring their ideas to life. For more than 30 years, .ORG has built an enduring legacy of trust, preserving an open and secure Internet where diverse communities can establish a trusted online identity and freely share ideas. 

PIR believes that more mission-driven organizations make our communities a better place. Visit www.TheNew.org for more information.

About the Internet Society

Founded in 1992 by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a global non-profit organization working to ensure the Internet remains a force for good for everyone. Through its community of members, special interest groups, and 120+ chapters around the world, the organization defends and promotes Internet policies, standards, and protocols that keep the Internet open, globally connected, and secure. For more information, visit: internetsociety.org.

Media Contacts:

Allesandra deSantillana
Internet Society
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Judy Song Marshall
Public Interest Registry
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