2021 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

David Siegel
Vice Chair
Term ends: 2021

Open Seat
(previously held by Susan Forney)
Term ends: 2021

*-Neither Director is term limited

Board of Directors: 2021 Candidates

Nominations closed October 1, 2021. Statements of support opened October 4, 2021.

Completed nomination forms are reviewed by the Election Committee. Candidate names are posted upon confirmation of eligibility. Candidate biographies will be posted at the conclusion of the nomination period.

The following individuals are the 2021 Board of Directors candidates:

Candidate biographies are posted on a separate page accessible to NANOG Members when logged in with NANOG Member credentials. To make a statement of support for a Board of Directors candidate, ensure you are logged in to the NANOG site with your NANOG Member Credentials, go to the Statements of Support page, and complete the form. A member of the Election Committee will review the submitted statement to ensure the Code of Conduct is followed prior to posting on the NANOG website.


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 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 on Monday, November 1, at NANOG 83.

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 2021 Elections.

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

  • If you would like to self-nominate, ensure you are logged in with your NANOG Member Credentials, then complete the Candidate Nomination Form
  • If you would like to nominate someone else, send their name and email address to [email protected]
  • Nominations close on October 1, 2021

Key Dates

September 1, 2021 - Nominations for Board of Director Candidates will open.

October 1, 2021 - Nominations close.

October 4, 2021 - Statements of Support for Board of Director Candidates will open.

November 1-3, 2021 - Voting for Board of Director Candidates.