ICANN Posts New Advocacy Position

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact September 30th, 2009

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ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, announced a newly created position of Vice President, Government Affairs (Americas), with primary responsibility for policy development and advocacy before the U.S., Latin America, and Canadian governments.

This position will oversee all levels of government affairs activities for both legislative and regulatory issues. The prospective person must have extensive leadership and political experience as well as the ability to successfully organize and execute ICANN’s policy, political and business objectives at the federal and international levels.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Serving as head of government affairs responsible for the direction and supervision of the organization’s government affairs staff, and outside vendors/contractors.
  • Ensuring that activities are in full compliance with applicable laws, and adhering to the highest ethical standards.
  • Identifying public policy issues, opportunities and challenges of interest and concern to ICANN and developing programs and actions in response to those issues.
  • Providing sensible counsel to senior management on the impact of North American government policies, laws, and regulations.
  • The ability to research and identify political operational risks and reputational risks to the organization arising from federal political discourse and policy changes.
  • Advise management on any legislative and regulatory policy changes requiring management action to implement new organization-wide policies.

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