ICANN Resolutions » 2003-10-13 - Appointment of Officers
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Board elects Mr. John Jeffrey as General Counsel and Mr. Kurt Pritz as Vice President, Business Operations.
Mr. Twomey undertook to formally introduce to the Board each of John Jeffrey and Kurt Pritz as new members of ICANN's senior management team, chosen after a lengthy interview and recruitment process during the preceding months. Following formal introductions, the following resolutions were proposed:Whereas, ICANN's former General Counsel, Vice President and Secretary resigned these positions and departed from employment of ICANN effective 30 June 2003;
Whereas, ICANN's President and CEO, in Spring 2003, announced a new staff organization plan for ICANN to be phased in over several months, including the division of the former General Counsel, Vice President and Secretary's responsibilities into separate positions, including that of the position of General Counsel, and a separate position of Vice President, Business Operations;
Whereas, at the Board's direction, the President and CEO undertook the oversight of an extensive search for the filling of these positions over the past few months and consideration of a number of candidates for each position;
Whereas, after due consideration and the interviewing of candidates, the President and CEO recommended to the Board the retaining of Mr. John O. Jeffrey for the position of General Counsel, and the retaining of Mr. Kurt J. Pritz for the position of Vice President, Business Operations;
Whereas, the Board authorized the President and CEO to negotiate and execute agreements to retain the services of each of Mr. Jeffrey and Mr. Pritz on material terms, including compensation, reviewed with and approved by the Board in advance;
The following resolution was presented for consideration by Mr. Twomey, and seconded by Mr. Pisanty:Resolved, [03.150] that Mr. Jeffrey be, and hereby is, elected as General Counsel, and Mr. Pritz be, and hereby is, elected as Vice President, Business Operations, each to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and each to hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.
(The Board approved the above resolution by a 12-0-0 vote.)