2015 NANOG Elections Summary + Results

Board of Directors Candidates

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Key Dates

Election Results

Board of Directors + Bylaw Amendments

General Elections took place October 5-7, 2015.

Note: At the December 15, 2014 NANOG Board meeting, the Board of Directors voted to extend the term of all current Communications and Program Committee members through February 2016.  In early January 2015, all members of the committees agreed to the extension.  Therefore, in this 2015 annual election process, there will be no committee member vacancies.  

2015 Board of Directors: Terms Ending

Ryan Donnelly, Verisign
Term ends: 2015 (10/31)

Jezzibell Gilmore, PacketFabric
Term ends: 2015 (10/31)

David Temkin, Netflix
Term ends: 2015 (10/31)

*-No Directors were term limited

The following individuals were the 2015 Board of Directors candidates:

  • Ryan Donnelly
  • Huanhuan Jezzibell Gilmore
  • Christopher Grundemann
  • William Manning
  • David Meyer
  • David Temkin

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Remove the word immediately after each annual election, the Board of Directors will appoint new or returning Standing Committee members; thus providing time between the election of Board members and their appointment of committee members .
Remove the Development Committee from a standing committee, thus allowing the Board of Directors to appoint when needed as an Ad-Hoc committee.

a) Replace section 7 with:
7. Committees
The Board of Directors will create two standing committees to fulfill the NANOG mission. Those committees will be the Program Committee and the Communication Committee.

b) Replace section 7.1 with
7.1 Standing Committees
All members of Standing Committees must be Members in Good Standing of NANOG. The chair of each committee will serve ex officio in a non-voting role on the Board of Directors, in order to facilitate communication between the groups. Each Standing Committee membership term shall be for two years, with the terms staggered such that as close to half as possible of the terms expire each year. No member will serve more than two consecutive terms, although additional terms may be served after a one-year interval. After each annual election, the Board of Directors will appoint new or returning Standing Committee members to fill each position with an expiring term, and all other vacant positions. The Board of Directors may at any time appoint a new member to serve the remaining term of a vacant position. Each Standing Committee shall select a chair after the annual Board appointments. A Standing Committee member may be removed before the expiration of his or her term if at least five members of the Board of Directors vote for the removal. No elected member of the Board of Directors may serve concurrently on any Standing Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Board member as liaison to each Standing Committee, to observe committee activities and facilitate communication between the committee and the Board.

c) Delete section 7.1.3 Development Committee

Key Dates

August 3, 2015 - Nominations for Board of Director Candidates opened.

September 14, 2015 - Nominations closed.

September 21, 2015 - Bylaws Amendments posted.

October 5-7, 2015 - Voting for Board of Director Candidates + Bylaw Amendments.

Election Results

Board Candidates Elected October 2015

Huanhuan Jezzibell Gilmore (2-year term expiring 2017)

Ryan Donnelly (3-year term expiring 2018)

David Temkin (3-year term expiring 2018)

Term assignments per Sections 4.3.2 and 10.3.3 of Bylaws as approved in 2014.

Bylaw Amendments for 2015