2020 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

L Sean Kennedy
Term ends: 2020

Tina Morris, Amazon Web Services
Vice Chair
Term ends: 2020

*-Neither Director is term limited

Board of Directors: 2020 Candidates

Nominations concluded September 13, 2020. Statements of support concluded October 21, 2020.

Candidate biographies are posted on a separate page accessible to NANOG Members when logged in with NANOG Member credentials.

The following individuals were the 2020 Board of Directors candidates:


Per the NANOG bylaws, 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 technology, 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 completed the Nomination form, and are NANOG Members in Good Standing. Board of Director Candidates were invited to make a short presentation during the Board Candidate Introductions session on Monday, October 19 at NANOG 80.

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

Key Dates

August 17, 2020 - Nominations for Board of Director Candidates will open.

September 13, 2020 - Nominations close.

September 14, 2020 - Statements of Support for Board of Director Candidates will open.

October 19-21, 2020 - Voting for Board of Director Candidates.