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Dul, Andrew

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statements of support.

Affiliation: 8 Continents Networks LLC

Nominee Classification: 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.

At this time, I do not anticipate any barriers to participating fully on the ARIN Board of Trustees.

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”)

I am not aware of any conflicts of interest at this time that would preclude or limit me from serving as a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees.

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

In the event of a future conflict, I will follow the ARIN Conflict of Interest Policy as required.

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”.

If elected, I will become eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees upon the expiration of my current term on the ARIN Advisory Council on December 31, 2023.

3. Education

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

  • Bachelors of Science. Electrical Engineering, University of California Davis, 1998
  • Masters in Business Administration, Seattle University, 2012

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

  • Certified information systems security professional (CISSP), ISC2, 2008-Present
  • Leadership Formation Certificate, Seattle University, 2012

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.

8 Continents Networks LLC provides Internet infrastructure consulting services.  Andrew Dul is a Principal Network Architect and Manager of 8 Continents Networks LLC.

8 Continents Networks LLC

710 Belmont Pl E #107 Seattle, WA 98102

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 broad professional and personal experiences that I believe will make me an effective member of the ARIN Board of Trustees. 

I have practical fiduciary board experience coupled with academic work in board governance and risk management.   My professional expertise in the Internet infrastructure industry includes both technical, leadership, and non-technical roles.  In addition, I have experience applying a cybersecurity lens and fiscal management to my work which is essential to the success of any business or organization today.  Managing risk should be a regular part of any organization’s day to day and strategic plans and I work daily with my clients in this arena.  Additionally, my most recent roles have included more strategic operational planning as well as business product and services development.  I also recently worked within an organization helping them successfully complete a SOC2 type1 and type2 audit.

I have volunteered in the ARIN community for many years listening, building consensus, and advocating for ARIN members and members of the larger Internet community.  I have a deep understanding of ARIN’s role within the Internet community and ARIN’s Policy Development Process including the Board of Trustees’ role in developing Internet Number Resource Policy for the ARIN region.

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.

Not currently serving on a board with fiduciary duties.

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.

Served on the following boards with fiduciary duties:

  • Belmont Place Condo Owners Assoc 2004-2008, 2015-2017
  • Secretary 2004-2005, 2015-2016 President 2005-2008, 2016-2017

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

While serving in various roles for the Belmont Association, I had a number of responsibilities ensure both the strategic and regular operations of the Association were successfully implemented.  I helped move the Association forward to develop a sustainable capital campaign, and worked to develop strategic plans for the Association.  The board also had the responsibility to manage the Association’s risks.  The board was responsible for the ensuring that the Association’s employees and vendors executed the

Association’s operation as directed by the Association board.  The board was responsible for annual budget development and approval by the membership of the Association.  The board also had primary responsibilities to ensure that federal, state, and local tax and other regulations documents were appropriately paid and filed for the association. 

In additional to my practical fiduciary board experiences, board governance, corporate governance, and risk management was an area of focus during my MBA studies at Seattle University.

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

Served on ARIN Advisory Council 2003-2005 and 2014-Present

Co-chair of the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) working group 2020-2022 and primary author of the new PDP adopted by the

ARIN Board in 2023

Active in the Internet Registry community since 2000, very familiar with the role that ARIN’s Board plays in the governance of ARIN’s registry operations and the role of steward of the Policy Development Process which drives the implementation of ARIN’s functions for the Internet community

Active NANOG member since 2012 and participant since 2002

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 believe, my past board experience, academic work, and deep familiarity with ARIN’s community and mission prepare me well to serve on ARIN’s Board of Trustees.

My long-term relationship with many members of ARIN community and service on the ARIN Advisory Council has provided me with the opportunity to understand ARIN’s current strategic direction and mission.  In addition to these direct ARIN interactions, my current and previous employer experiences have helped me understand the needs of the ARIN membership and the larger Internet community which ARIN supports.

6 responses

  1. Nancy Carter

    I am delighted to provide a statement of support for Andrew. I have known Andrew for 7 years, having met him first when I was a fellow at an ARIN Members Meeting. Andrew has integrity! He also has governance education and experience. As a result I believe that Andrew would make a great addition to the Board of Trustees since I know that he is hard working, adds much needed bench strength to the Board of Trustees, and understands and supports the ecosystem. Vote for Andrew Dul!

  2. As the previous Board Chair and a longstanding member of the ARIN Board and Advisory Council, I have had the distinct privilege to work alongside numerous dedicated professionals. Today, I wholeheartedly endorse Andrew Dul for his election to the ARIN Board of Trustees.

    From a professional lens, Andrew is an accomplished Network Engineer who has seamlessly expanded his expertise into the business realm. His ability to not only grasp the nuances of technology but also convey its business value is truly commendable. Whether it’s addressing complex business challenges or communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders, from field level to C-Level, Andrew’s pragmatic approach ensures clarity and results. His dual proficiency in both engineering and business, fostered in both small-scale and large corporate settings, equips him with a rare and invaluable perspective.

    On a personal note, Andrew’s thoughtfulness and commitment to excellence are evident in every endeavour. He possesses a genuine desire to see projects thrive and displays a knack for distilling intricate problems into their essential components.

    Andrew’s dedication to ARIN is longstanding, as demonstrated by his tenure with the Advisory Council and his significant contributions, such as co-chairing the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) working group and being the primary author of the new PDP adopted in 2023. His active involvement in the Internet Registry community and NANOG further underlines his deep understanding of the pivotal role that ARIN’s Board plays in governance and policy development.

    Throughout my tenure as Chair, I was continually impressed by Andrew’s profound understanding of both the organization and the community it serves. His insights and recommendations consistently elevated our discussions and informed our decisions.

    In terms of our professional relationship, I can assert without hesitation that Andrew is a dependable ally. His support for my organization has been unwavering, and his problem-solving skills consistently surpass expectations in both quality and timeliness.

    Given ARIN’s evolving role in the Internet Architecture landscape, Andrew’s vision for its continued maturation and stabilization is both clear and compelling. His unique blend of technical acumen, business insight, and organizational understanding positions him as an ideal candidate for the ARIN Board of Trustees.

    In conclusion, I am confident that Andrew Dul will be an invaluable asset to the ARIN Board of Trustees, driving both innovation and stability in equal measure. I urge all members to cast their votes in favour of his election.

  3. In my time on the Advisory Council Andrew has been a source of great information and detail – he has intricate knowledge of ARIN’s process and firm grasp on the details needed to get the job done well. I support his candidacy to the Board of Trustees and encourage others in the community to support him as well.

  4. Brendan Carlson

    I support Andrew for the ARIN Board of Trustees

  5. Andrew would be a great board member.

  6. Bill Barnes

    I support Andrew

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