Affiliation: Lumen Technologies Inc.
Nominee Classification: Qualified
1. Public Contact Information
a) Please provide one URL to an online location (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) where community members can dialogue with you. [Optional.]
b) Please identify your organizational affiliations. Note that Advisory Council (AC) members serve as individuals required to take ARIN’s best interests into account—not those of organizations with which they are affiliated.
Lumen Technologies Inc.
our holdings are under LPL-141 and CCL-534
2. Relevant Biography
a) Please refer to the ARIN Advisory Council Guidance to the 2023 Nomination Committee in answering this question:
i) Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective AC member.
Most of my career has been from the large ISP perspective. Currently at Lumen I interact with resources in all 5 RIR’s. I feel that I have a well-rounded insight to how RIR’s function and the interaction that happens as a customer, I think with those experiences I could help to make the ARIN experience better and improve with what I’ve seen elsewhere. I’ve done numerous transfers as well as collapsing and cleaning up so many ORGs. I am quite familiar with ARIN process and how to interact with them. I am our top-level IP administrator and work to set routing policy, justification rules, and plan allocations. I also am our IPV6 and RPKI evangelist being involved in and leading portions of those roll outs. Additionally, I work daily in the routers, with our DNS, and maintain entries in the legacy Level3 routing registry. I have been in advisory roles to governance, regulatory and legal teams. I’ve been called upon to provide law enforcement support, testimony, time critical identifications, as well as interdictions.
ii) Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the AC. Do not include your home address or personal contact information on the resume, as it will be made public as part of the election material.
iii) Optionally, you may also include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography.
b) The role of the Advisory Council is to advise the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters. Describe a similar experience you have had in such an advisory role.
Recently Lumen has undergone several divestitures as a result of that I was providing advice directly to our CTO and other c suite executives as to the implications and how that would affect our networks. I’ve also lately been involved with the FCC secure internet routing and along with our legal and governance teams drafted portions of the language that was included in our response filed under US Telcom.
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 ARIN’s Advisory Council. How do you propose to resolve any such conflicts?
b) Are you currently eligible to serve on the Advisory Council according to the Conflicts of Interest Policy?
c) If not currently eligible, how will you become eligible to serve if elected (i.e. “If elected, I will resign from the position of ________ before 31 Dec 2023”). If not applicable, simply enter “N/A”.
d) Describe any limitations on your ability to: attend AC and Public Policy Meetings in person; or serve all of the elected term.
4. Nominee Information
a) Have you attended ARIN meetings or otherwise participated in ARIN activities in the past? What did you find the most rewarding from those meetings or activities? What suggestions for improvement do you have?
Yes, I have attended ARIN meetings in person but typically the last several years I have been remote, and I really must commend staff how good the remote offering has become even before the pandemic. Now it’s pretty much like being there minus the snack breaks. I have also been to road shows and greatly enjoy the quarterly Premier Service meetings. The safe answer here with applying to the AC role for what do I find the most rewarding would be the community, multistakeholder process, policy discussions and yes those are important and obviously anyone interested in this must mention those which I fully endorse. Honestly, what I seem to look forward to, find rewarding, and one of my favorite things over the years, is when Cathy Aronson does her IETF report which sadly seems to have been missing since ARIN 47. She has so many great leads and interesting items in her presentation, on topics I wouldn’t normally encounter so I hope that comes back. Additionally, I find rewarding interacting with the people. One of the neatest times ever was lunch just Vint Cerf, another fellow and me. As for improvements I’d like to see ARIN to work to clear some of the suggestions and perhaps some sessions on API interactions as well as select locations that have not been prior host cities to expand outreach.
b) What areas of Internet number resource policy, if any, need more attention by ARIN; why?
General language cleanup which seems to be on going. Also making things clearer and easier for the little guys to get the resources they need. Every year I help some 40+ of our customers that have had resources revoked to get them restored. Often its due to staff changes or missing bills but in every case, they are lost and feel that navigating ARIN systems and process is daunting and frustrating. I’d like to see if there are any aspects of that I can help improve. I’ve been there long time back and appreciate the struggle and the nice folks that helped me.
c) Aside from the professional experience and expertise detailed above, describe any other specific skills, background, and/or areas of expertise you believe will assist the Advisory Council in carrying out its duties.
I have effective communication and listening skills, i genuinely care to hear all sides of an issue and as many varied inputs as i can. I’ve been active volunteer in sports at local, state, and national levels even officiating and working to enhance rule books which is similar guiding document as NRPM. I have strong organizations skills, problem solving ability and am quite adaptable. I’m passionate about the internet ecosystem and committed to the multistakeholder approach. I think I could provide value and assistance.