2019 Board Candidates

The NANOG Board of Directors is an active and engaged component of NANOG. The Board is responsible for and works closely with Committees to promote, support and improve NANOG. The Board is responsible for the selection of all committees including, but not limited to the Program Committee. The Board is responsible to the members ensuring that the NANOG organization remains open, relevant, and useful and financially sound. A Voting Board member will be appointed to serve as ex-officio to NANOG committees to facilitate communication. A voting member of the Board of Directors may not serve concurrently on the Board of Directors and other committees.

Board of Directors: Terms Ending

William Charnock*, Fastly
Term ends: 2019 (10/31)

Patrick W. Gilmore, Addrex
Term ends: 2019 (10/31)

*-Term Limited

Board of Directors: 2019 Candidates

To make a comment of support for a Board of Directors candidate, go to the Comments of Support Poll, fill in your NANOG Member Credentials, and complete the form. PLEASE NOTE: You must use your USERNAME as listed in the "My Profile" tab in Profile Service which may or may not also be an email address.

The following individuals are the 2019 Board of Directors candidates:

Benson Schliesser
Bradley Raymo
Krassimir Tzvetanov
Linda Angel Rogers
Patrick W. Gilmore


Per the bylaws, NANOG Board members must also be NANOG members in good standing, and must attend at least two of three yearly NANOG meetings while in office. Each candidate must declare any and all affiliation(s) relevant to NANOG, which will include his or her main employer, as well as any other major relationships (for instance, if a candidate's primary employer is a nonprofit entity which is sponsored by a vendor, the candidate would declare both the nonprofit and the vendor as affiliations).

A good candidate will have experience with Internet engineering, operations, and governance organizations as well as the principles and practices which guide them. Consensus organizing, leadership, outreach, and communications skills are prized, and a willingness to be engaged in the governance process is required. View full Board responsibilities for more information.

All candidates will need to complete a Declaration of Candidacy. Board of Director Candidates will be invited to make a short presentation during the Board Candidate Introductions session on Monday, October 28 at NANOG 77 in Austin, TX. Candidates are strongly encouraged to plan their stay through the afternoon of October 30 in order to attend their first Board Meeting, if elected.

Questions about this process should be directed to the Elections Committee.

Please note: NANOG's elections software, BigPulse, will require you to login with your NANOG Member credentials. You must also be signed in to view list of candidates, submit endorsements, or vote. If you are not currently a NANOG member, please join to participate in the 2019 Elections.



Key Dates

Election Timeline
Call for Board Member nominations August 26, 2019
Bylaws discussed, proposed changes explored via the Members mail list August 26, 2019
Board Member nominations close September 23, 2019
Candidate Endorsements Open September 27, 2019
Bylaws amendments posted September 27, 2019
Ballot approved September 27, 2019
Must be NANOG Member by 11:00am Central to vote in 2019 Election October 30, 2019
Voting for the 2018 Board & Proposed Bylaw Amendments opens at 8:00AM Central October 28, 2019
Voting for the 2019 Board & Proposed Bylaw Amendments closes at 12:00PM Central October 30, 2019