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Alexander, Dan

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Affiliation: Comcast Cable

Nominee Classification: Well Qualified

Nominee Questionnaire

1. ARIN Board of Trustees Qualifications and Responsibilities

Please review the ARIN Board of Trustees Expected Qualifications and Responsibilities thoroughly. Please describe, providing specific details, any barriers you foresee to your fully meeting those qualifications and undertaking those responsibilities. A Trustee’s responsibilities have usually required about 5-10 hours per week.

I do not foresee any barriers to fully meeting the qualifications and undertaking the responsibilities of the Board as described.

2. Conflicts of Interest

a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees. (If no conflicts, please enter “N/A”)


b) How do you propose to resolve any conflicts identified in (a)? (If no conflicts identified, please enter “N/A”)


c) Are you currently eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees according to the Conflict of Interest Requirements and the eligibility requirements?


d) If not currently eligible, describe how you will become eligible to serve, if elected (i.e., “If elected, I will resign from the position of ____________ before 31 Dec 2023”). If currently eligible, please enter “N/A”.


3. Education

a) Please list any educational degree(s) you received, the institution and the date issued.

Southern Illinois University
BS, Electronics Technology 2000

b) Please list any professional designations, certifications, or development education (non-degree) and the dates completed.

AMA course Strategic Thinking 2023

4. Employment and Experience

a) Please provide the name of any company or organization you currently are employed by, or from which you receive directly or indirectly a material portion of your compensation. Please describe the business of each such entity, your current title, and the office address of the organization.

Comcast Cable Communications
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103

b) Please refer to the ARIN Board of Trustees Guidance to the 2022 Nomination Committee in answering this question: Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective trustee.

I have previously served on the ARIN Board (2018-2020). I chaired the Nomination Committee for two years working to improve the election process. I have also been on appointment, and compensation committees. I would like to bring my experience back to the Board in service of the community. Having also served on the ARIN Advisory Council for twelve years, including serving as the Chair of the AC for three of those years, I have worked across a wide range of issues from very local to global in scope.

My experience with ARIN also includes directly using their services for twenty years as a member representative. Working to conserve IPv4 resources, advancing IPv6 usage, and advocating for transparency. As an engineer for a large corporation and a previous small business owner, I worked to maintain a pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to problem solving.

This experience extends beyond the ARIN region and includes working with other RIR. My work has also included involvement beyond the RIR participating on the ITU’s IPv6 Working Group.

Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the ARIN Board of Trustees. (PDF, DOC, DOCX files only) Remove any personal contact information (postal address, email, and/or phone number) from your resume/CV, as it will be posted publicly as part of the candidate information.


You may also optionally include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography. One URL per line.


5. Governance Experience

a) Please identify any boards on which you currently serve that carry fiduciary duties, whether at a for-profit or nonprofit organization. Please note how long you have served and what offices, if any, you have held.

I do not currently serve on any Board

b) Please identify any other boards on which you have served in the past 10 years that are not included in answer to (a), listing your dates of service.

ARIN Board of Trustees 2018-2020

c) How does your past governance experience prepare you to help fulfill that role by serving as an ARIN Trustee?

My previous experience on the ARIN Board and the Advisory Council have provided exposure to all aspects of ARIN’s business eliminating any acclimation to the role.

6. Describe any past experience or involvement with ARIN or other Internet governance bodies.

Through the years I have been involved in activities with all five RIR, ICANN, the IETF, and ITU. It has provided me with a broad range of experience in Internet Governance working with many different organizations and their cultures.

7. Aside from any governance experience, describe your specific skills, background, and/or areas of expertise you believe will assist the Board in carrying out its duties.

I hold to a philosophy that approaching efforts with humility can solve bigger problems than efforts focused on self promotion. I also have experience working on complex projects that require multiple years to complete.

One response

  1. I’ve known Dan professionally for a long time. It’s a pleasure to support him in his bid to join the ARIN Board of Trustees. Dan, and as ARIN has acknowledged, is well qualified to serve on the board. He understands the engineering and how the economics tie in and how the overall sausage of the business of the Internet is made. His understand of stewardship needs no explanation. Good luck, Dan!

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