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NomCom Chair and Chair Elect Appointments


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 8 Sep 2019
Resolution Number: 
2019.09.08.03
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the BGC reviewed the Expressions of Interest from candidates for the 2020 Nominating Committee ("NomCom") Chair and Chair-Elect, considered the NomCom members' evaluations of the 2019 NomCom leadership and members who expressed interest in serving in a leadership position, and conducted interviews of candidates.

Whereas, the BGC has recommended that Jay Sudowski be appointed as the 2020 NomCom Chair and Ole Jacobsen be appointed as the 2020 NomCom Chair-Elect.

Resolved (2019.09.08.03), the Board hereby appoints Jay Sudowski as the 2020 Nominating Committee Chair and Ole Jacobsen as the 2020 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect.

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 8.1. The Board has delegated the responsibility for recommending the NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect for Board approval to the Board Governance Committee (BGC). (See BGC Charter at http://www.icann.org/en/committees/board-governance/charter.htm.) The BGC oversaw the posting of a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on 24 May 2019 seeking EOIs by 15 June 2019 (see (https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-05-24-en), which was then extended to 5 July 2019 (https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-06-14-en).

As input into the selection of 2020 the NomCom leadership positions, the BGC reviewed and discussed the received EOIs, reviewed the NomCom members' evaluations of the 2019 NomCom leadership and 2019 NomCom members who expressed interest in serving in a NomCom leadership position, and interviewed candidates. Following the above actions and further discussion, the BGC agreed on recommendations to the Board for the 2020 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

The Board has considered and agrees with the BGC's recommendation for the 2020 NomCom Chair and 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect. The Board also would like to thank all who expressed interest in becoming part of the 2020 NomCom leadership.

Appointing a NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect identified through a public EOI process, including interviews of the candidates, is in the public interest as it positively affects the transparency and accountability of ICANN. It is also fully consistent with ICANN's mission.

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 is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.