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ICANN Board Selects 2014 Nominating Committee Leadership Team

The ICANN Board has just announced its selections for the next Nominating Committee’s leadership.

As a reminder, the Nominating Committee (NomCom) is designed to ensure skilled individuals go into key ICANN leadership position. Every year, its recruitment and selection process leads to appointments for positions on the GNSO (Generic Names Supporting Organisation—ICANN’s policy-making body for generic domains), the ccNSO (country code Names Supporting Organisation) and ALAC (At Large Advisory Committee).

Moreover, the NomCom appoints 8 of ICANN’s 16 voting Board members.

As befits such a crucial function, the NomCom’s leadership is designed to ensure maximum efficiently. Each year, the ICANN Board selects a Chair and a Chair Elect. This second position will shadow the Chair for a year in order to be fully prepped for when it rotates into the Chair role the following year.

In addition, each year the Chair also chooses an Associate Chair, basically a Vice Chair position. The Associate Chair is normally the previous year’s Chair, in order to ensure the experienced built up during that previous year is not lost on the next committee.

The Chair and Chair Elect positions are ICANN Board appointments requiring a full Board resolution to be approved.

For the 2014 NomCom, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, the 2013 Chair Elect, has been confirmed as 2014 Chair. Cheryl asked Yrjö Länsipuro, the 2013 Chair, to accept the Associate Chair role for this year. And I have been nominated as Chair Elect for 2014.

By Stéphane Van Gelder, Consultant

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