ICANN Resolutions » Appointment of Nominating Committee Chair-Elect for the Remainder of the 2018-2019 Term

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Appointment of Nominating Committee Chair-Elect for the Remainder of the 2018-2019 Term


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Пт, 3 Май 2019
Resolution Number: 
2019.05.03.11
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the current Chair-Elect of the Nominating Committee (NomCom) is stepping down from the position as Chair-Elect.

Whereas, ICANN's Bylaws require the Board to appoint the NomCom Chair and NomCom Chair-Elect.

Whereas, the Board has delegated the responsibility for recommending the NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect for Board approval to the Board Governance Committee (BGC).

Whereas, the BGC recommended that the Board immediately appoint Jay Sudowski as the replacement Chair-Elect of NomCom for the remainder of the 2018-2019 term, which concludes at the end of ICANN's Annual General Meeting in November 2019.

Resolved (2019.05.03.11), the Board appoints Jay Sudowski as the Chair-Elect of NomCom for the remainder of the 2018-2019 term, which concludes at the end of ICANN's Annual General Meeting in November 2019.

Rationale for Resolution: 

ICANN's Bylaws require the Board to appoint the Nominating Committee (NomCom) Chair and NomCom Chair-Elect. See ICANN Bylaws, Article 8, section 8.2. The Board has delegated the responsibility for recommending the NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect for Board approval to the Board Governance Committee. See BGC Charter at http://www.icann.org/en/committees/board-governance/charter.htm. The Board is taking this action at this time because the current Chair-Elect of the NomCom is stepping down from the position for personal reasons. Jay Sudowski was among the candidates who previously submitted an expression of interest to serve as Chair-Elect for the 2018-2019 NomCom term.

The Board understands that the BGC evaluated Mr. Sudowski's expression of interest and related materials, and interviewed Mr. Sudowski in 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 NomCom leadership selection process. Based on that work, the BGC has determined that Mr. Sudowski is qualified to serve as the NomCom Chair-Elect. The Board has considered and agrees with the BGC's recommendation for the replacement Chair-Elect for the remainder of the 2018-2019 term, which concludes at the ICANN Annual General Meeting in November 2019.

The action is in the public interest and in furtherance of ICANN's mission as it is as it positively affects the transparency and accountability of ICANN. Adopting the BGC's recommendation has no financial impact on ICANN that was not otherwise anticipated, and will not negatively impact the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.

This decision is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.