Public Interest Registry appoints four new members to its advisory board


RESTON, Virginia, November 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Public interest register (PIR) today announced the selection of four new members to its Advisory Board, which is made up of leaders and activists from a wide range of missionary organizations around the world.

The Advisory Board assists the PIR in its mission to build larger and stronger organizations by representing the voice of the .ORG community and serving as an intermediary between end users and the PIR on everything from technical issues to policy. by social problems affecting the Internet. The PIR Advisory Board also provides input and recommendations for registry strategies, policies, services, and educational initiatives to meet the needs of the .ORG community.

“We are delighted with the global interest in the Public Interest Registry Advisory Board”, noted Jon Nevet, President and CEO of the Public Interest Registry. “This diverse group of accomplished members will provide valuable guidance and perspective to support the larger mission-driven community. We welcome these new members and look forward to working with them to help support mission-driven organizations and leaders.

The members of the PIR Advisory Board have expertise in a wide range of fields, including educational, artistic, cultural, human rights, political, religious and scientific sectors. There are no two Board members from the same organization, and PIR is working to select a diverse representation of small, medium and large organizations.

Members are selected by the PIR Board of Directors in accordance with the Advisory Board Charter. These voluntary positions are for annual terms of up to three years. New members must have demonstrated their commitment to responsible, ethical and efficient use of the Internet.

The call for applications for the PIR Advisory Board opened on August 6, 2021, and all requests had to be submitted by October 8, 2021. The new members were informed of their selection last week.

The Public Interest Registry is proud to welcome the following new members to its Advisory Board:

Pamela Ateka, Kenya (2021-2024)
Pamela is an international speaker and author who has long advocated for women in civic leadership roles in Kenya. Pamela has over 20 years of experience working to increase opportunities for young displaced Kenyans. She is the founder of the Community focus group, which informs, connects and mobilizes local communities in Nairobi to help protect human rights and promote sustainable livelihoods. The community focus group won the .ORG Impact Award 2019.

Beth bourgeois, United States (2021-2024)
Beth bourgeois has over 20 years of communications, media relations and public relations experience for mission-driven organizations including the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committees. Beth is currently the media relations manager for Canine warrior connection, a US-based non-profit organization that breeds, trains, and places highly trained service dogs for injured service members and veterans.

Lianna galstyan, Armenia (2021-2024)
Lianna has been instrumental in leading many projects aimed at improving the Internet and local language content in Armenia. Lianna worked at Armenia National Top Level Domain (ccTLD) operator for over 20 years and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. She is also chair of the board of directors of the Armenian section of the Internet Society, was a member of the United Nations Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for three years and coordinator of the national IGF. Lianna also participates in the At-Large community of ICANN and has served as Vice President of APRALO since four years.

Diane lebson, United States (2021-2024)
Diane is a published author and renowned speaker with decades of experience in mission-driven organizations large and small. Diane is the founder and CEO of Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions, which works with nonprofits around the world to empower people to do good.

In addition to these new members, the following current members will continue their service and complement the nine-member Advisory Council.

Olivier Alais, France (2019-2022)
Oliver has extensive experience in the business and education sector and is currently Project Director of Cyber ​​Security and Internet Governance at Counterpart International. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Nadira Alaraj, Palestine (2019-2022)
Nadira is, among others, an independent researcher on Internet governance and member of the committee of that of Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she was vice president of the Palestine section of the Internet Society.

David Allnutt, Canada (2019-2022)
David has had a long career in business, government, higher education and technology. He is the founder of the Corporate-Higher Education Foundation, a coalition of 75 business and industry leaders, and also sits on the nominating committee of the board of directors of the Canadian Internet Records Agency.

Jennifer Cordero, United States (2019-2022)
Jennifer is Founder and CEO of MILA Research & Advisory, LLC and Director of the TIAA Institute. She also has extensive experience on the United States-Latin America policy issues, having worked in several leading banks and think tanks. Additionally, Jennifer was shortlisted for the 2018 ICANN61 Fellowship Program.

Joan kerr, Canada (2022)
Joan is a sustainability entrepreneur and consultant with expertise in sustainability, community engagement, design thinking and internet governance. It is also affiliated with the North American Regional At-Large Organization of ICANN.

The Public Interest Register also wishes to thank the members of the Advisory Council – Maureen Hilyard, Vineet Kumar, and Stephanie Perrin – whose terms of office will end at the beginning december 2021. Your service has been greatly appreciated.

For more information on the Public Interest Registry Advisory Board, please visit

About the Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry (PIR) is a non-profit organization that operates the .ORG top-level domain, one of the largest generic top-level domains in the world with over 10.5 million domain names registered in the world. PIR has been a champion of a free and open Internet for two decades with a clear mission to be an exemplary domain name registry, to provide a trusted digital identity and to help educate those dedicated to improvement. of our world. PIR was founded by the Internet Society ( in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, UNITED STATES.

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