Public Interest Registry Names Five New Members to its Advisory Council
RESTON, Va., Nov. 21, 2022 /CNW/ -- Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced today the selection of five new members to its PIR Advisory Council (PIRAC), which is composed of leaders and activists from a broad spectrum of mission-driven organizations around the world.
The PIRAC helps PIR in its mission to create more and stronger mission-driven organizations by representing the voice and needs of the .ORG Community by providing advice for registry strategies, policies, services, and educational initiatives.
PIR Advisory Council members have expertise in a wide range of subject matter areas including education, the arts, culture, human rights, politics, religion, and science sectors. All members have demonstrated commitment to the responsible, ethical, and effective use of the Internet. No two members of the Council are from the same organization, and PIR works toward the selection of a diverse representation of small, medium, and large organizations.
"We are honored to welcome our newest members to the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council from organizations around the world," said Jon Nevett, President and CEO of Public Interest Registry. "Each new member brings a unique expertise that will be invaluable as we collaborate to support mission-driven organizations and leaders working to make the world a better place. Many of our new members are longtime members of the .ORG Community themselves, providing a critical perspective to the Advisory Council that will help us meet the most pressing needs of our community. We look forward to working together."
The members are approved by the PIR Board of Directors in accordance with the Advisory Council Charter. These voluntary positions are for annual terms of up to three years.
The call for PIR Advisory Council nominations opened on July 21, 2022, and all applications were required to be submitted by September 30, 2022. New members were notified of their selection in early November.
Public Interest Registry is proud to welcome the following new members to its Advisory Council:
Andrea Abramowitz, USA (2023-2025)
Babatunda Bale, Nigeria (2023-2025)
Tijani Ben Jemaa, Tunisia (2023-2025)
John Boswell, USA (2023-2025)
Prudence Malinki, UK (2023-2025)
In addition to these new members, the following current members will continue their service and round out the Advisory Council at nine members.
Pamela Ateka, Kenya (2022-2024)
Beth Bourgeois, USA (2022-2024)
Lianna Galstyan, Armenia (2022-2024)
Diane Lebson, USA (2022-2024)
Public Interest Registry would also like to thank those members of the Advisory Council—Olivier Alais, Nadira Al-Araj, David Allnutt, Jennifer Cordero, and Joan Kerr—whose terms will conclude in December 2022. Your service has been most appreciated.
For more information on the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council please visit https://thenew.org/org-people/about-pir/team/advisory-council/
About Public Interest Registry
.ORG is the original purpose-driven "generic" top-level domain (gTLD) with 10.7 million domain names registered worldwide. .ORG is open to everyone, providing a global platform for 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. .ORG is powered by the non-profit Public Interest Registry (PIR). PIR has been a champion for a free and open Internet for almost 20 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. Visit www.pir.org for more information.
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