2022 Board Candidates

The NANOG Board of Directors is an active and engaged part 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 membership to ensure that the NANOG organization remains open, relevant, 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 at the same time.


Board of Directors: Terms Ending


Leslie Daigle
Mid-term appointment
Term ends: 2022

Benson Schliesser
Board Member
Term ends: 2022

*-Neither Director is term-limited


Board of Directors: 2022 Candidates

Statements of support opened on 15 Sep 2022. Completed nomination forms are reviewed by the Election Committee. Candidate names are posted upon confirmation of eligibility. Candidate biographies will be posted on a separate page accessible to NANOG Members only at the conclusion of the nomination period. The following individuals are the 2022 Board of Directors candidates:

John Jason Brzozowski

Michael Costello

Leslie Daigle

Lee Howard

Alex Latzko

Ernest Muhire

Kendra Pignotti


Requirements & Desired Attributes

The NANOG bylaws require Board members to be NANOG members in good standing. They must attend at least two of three yearly NANOG meetings (in person or virtually) 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 have completed the Nomination form, and are NANOG Members in Good Standing. Board of Director Candidates will be invited to make a short presentation during the Board Candidate Introductions session at NANOG 86.

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

Note: To complete the Nomination Form, or submit Statements of Support, you must be logged in to the NANOG website with your NANOG Member Credentials. If you are not currently a NANOG member, please join to participate in the 2022 Elections.

Please take a moment to consider nominating yourself, or nominating an interested colleague or a friend via this process.


Key Dates

17 Aug 2022 - Nominations for Board of Director Candidates will open.

14 Sep 2022 - Nominations close at 11:59 pm PDT [GMT -7].

15 Sep 2022 - Statements of Support for Board of Director Candidates will open.

18 Oct 2022 - Voting for Board of Director Candidates begins.