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Goodson, Elizabeth

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Affiliation: Crown Castle Inc.

Nominee Classification: Qualified

Nominee Questionnaire

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.

Crown Castle Inc.

North American Network Operators Group (NANOG)

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

Women in Technology (WIT)

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.

I am currently Principal Architect for Data Network Architecture at Crown Castle and have spent almost 17 years in technical roles at multiple Tier 2/3 service providers. In my current position, I have been responsible for setting IP resource allocation and routing policies for a network which has grown from a regional to national carrier and navigated the processes for IPv4 Address acquisition and organizational transfers. In collaboration with internal teams, I design and document architecture standards for data networks.

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.

In my current and previous professional roles, I have provided guidance to leadership for internal technical standards and policies for security and regulatory compliance.

3. Eligibility

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?

I have not attended an ARIN meeting.

b) What areas of Internet number resource policy, if any, need more attention by ARIN; why?

I would like to see ARIN continue and expand advocacy for IPv6 for Enterprise organizations. In my experience, most Enterprises, particularly SMB, face significant cost and complexity to deploy v6 on their networks. Until they see a compelling business case for v6, they will not move forward.

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.

In both my professional and volunteer leadership roles, I regularly engage in outreach and advocacy both in one-on-one settings and more formal presentations.

10 responses

  1. Mirle de la Parte

    I have worked with Elizabeth Goodson for several years. She is highly knowledgeable and is known as a dedicated collaborator, respected technical expert and leader in managing the network design and resolving technical issues. She has great knowledge of the policies & process of the industry and would be a valuable addition to the ARIN advisory council.

    Mirle de la Parte
    Network Engineer

  2. Andrei Kvasov

    Dear Members of ARIN Community,

    I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for Elizabeth Goodson as a candidate for the ARIN Advisory Council.
    I have had the privilege of working closely with Liz for more than 7 years, and I am confident that her qualifications and dedication make her an excellent choice for this role.
    Elizabeth possesses a unique combination of technical expertise, a deep understanding of internet governance, and a commitment to community engagement that I believe would greatly benefit the Internet community. She perfectly combines outstanding technical skills and exceptional organizational abilities to successfully accomplish any high complexity project. Her contributions have not only made Crown Castle projects run smoothly but have also elevated the entire team’s performance.
    Her ability to collaborate, technical acumen, and dedication to the internet community make her a highly suitable candidate.
    I wholeheartedly recommend Elizabeth for the ARIN Advisory Council and encourage you to consider their candidacy seriously.
    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Andrei Kvasov
    Resident Engineer
    Juniper Networks

  3. Matthew Beveridge

    I have now worked with Elizabeth for over 10 years and working with her has been one of the best experiences in my career. The dedication and work ethic that Liz has is unparalleled that I have seen. She has been an amazing mentor and friend helping me learn and grow in my knowledge and skills. She is always willing to help with issues and support the team on any obstacles that present themselves.

    Liz is the main Architect for the network and maintains standards that we employ. Liz creates the absolute best documentation on those standards. They are resources that are easy to follow, understand and most importantly keep everyone to the same standard. She is also willing to protect the network and those standards while at the same time adapting to the ever-changing pace of technology.

    In working with Liz on our IP allocation standards as well as our justification form that we send to customers, I could think of no one better for the advisory council.

    Matthew Beveridge
    Senior Architect, Network Engineering
    Network Engineering – Crown Castle

  4. Tommy Strain

    It is with honor and privilege to write this letter for the consideration for my friend Liz Goodson as she peruses even greater heights of achievements. Having worked with Liz for more than 10 years I have experienced firsthand the magnitude and depth of her knowledge. Her astuteness for remedying some of the most complex network issues and a clear track record solving technical designs scenarios is unrivaled. Liz is largely responsible for the design, planning, implementation of a national sized ISP ethernet network. As an ISP provider Liz provides direction on how we delegate and manage our IP resources effectively and efficiently for a large ISP customer base. Liz has a knack for articulating all of the technical methodology for new features and platform rollouts, providing clear solid documentation for the rest to follow. Working with her has been nothing short of entertaining and educational.

    Liz has been a steward of excellence and mentorship for others to grow from. Her talents and skillsets are highly regarded by her teammates as the best in industry. It is my upmost sincere opinion that Liz’s enthusiasm, expertise and impeccable record of success that her forward thinking and great attitude would be advantageous to ARIN’s Advisory Council.

    Thank you,
    Tommy Strain
    Network Engineer – Crown

  5. I’ve worked with Liz for over 10 years and there’s nothing she can’t do. She’s brilliant, resourceful, and driven. If I was picking a dream team in any context from a network redesign project to a zombie apocalypse, Liz would be first on my list. She just gets stuff done. And she gets it done well.

    As the primary author of the standards and policies that govern the design and operation of Crown Castle’s nationwide IP network, Liz has successfully and repeatedly demonstrated the skill and judgement required to balance the practical operational needs of a large, complicated, and heterogeneous network with ambitious forward-looking business goals. She’s an excellent collaborator and consensus builder who solicits the perspectives of others, works hard to deeply understand, and then adeptly synthesizes that information into her work.

    Liz’s breadth and depth of knowledge, ability to grasp and effectively communicate complex ideas, and excellence at creative problem solving will make her a tremendous asset for ARIN and I can’t imagine a more worthy candidate for the Advisory Council.

  6. Steve Lai

    I enthusiastically endorse my friend and colleague, Elizabeth (Liz) Goodson, for whom I have had the privilege of working with for over six years. Liz’s candidacy for a position on the ARIN Advisory Council comes as no surprise, as she embodies the qualities and expertise that are crucial for a role of this significance. Liz has a natural ability to take on challenging problems and devise well-thought strategic solutions. She has full stack knowledge of all network layers and is a trusted authority in all organizations within Crown Castle. Liz has a genuine passion for helping others develop their skills and knowledge, and has dedicated countless hours to guiding and supporting her colleagues. Her mentoring has been instrumental in the growth and success of many individuals within our team including myself. Liz possesses a natural gift for communication that makes her an effective collaborator and leader. Whether explaining intricate technical details or conveying strategic plans, she does so with remarkable clarity and poise. I have lost count the number of times I have asked Liz to “translate” a complex technical concept into an easy-to-digest explanation, which segues into Liz’s knack for prolific documentation writing. She excels in creating comprehensive, well-structured documents that are invaluable for our team’s reference and knowledge sharing. Thanks to her innate communications ability our network architecture and standards remain well-documented.

    On a lighter note, Liz has an uncanny talent for creating the best memes on demand. Her sense of humor and creativity add a touch of levity to our work environment, fostering camaraderie and positive morale among the team. This ability to infuse humor into our workdays is just one more reason why Liz is a standout colleague.

    Steve Lai
    Principal Architect – Crown Castle

  7. James Luu

    I am writing to endorse and fully support Liz Goodson as a candidate on this Council. As a senior network engineer here at Crown, my job is to deploy and support the IP/MPLS network architecture, based on guidelines set forth by the IP Network Planning team, lead by Liz. It is well known in our organization that Liz is the de facto Subject Matter Expert in all areas related to the entire network, from physical fiber plant design to complex Internet routing and switching configurations. In my opinion, she is, by far, Crown’s most senior architect and greatest asset, as we move forward to building the next generation of networks. With her knowledge and “thinking outside the box” abilities, she has helped me navigate and solve a multitude of network issues throughout my time here (approx 8 years). She is also a wonderful colleague to work with, as well as a great friend.

    I wholeheartedly hope you consider her for this opportunity and frankly, can’t think of a better candidate to serve on this Council.

    Thank you for your time and consideration for Liz,
    James Luu
    Senior Network Engineer

  8. Varun Sinha

    Dear ARIN Team Members,

    I am delighted to formally endorse Elizabeth Goodson for the ARIN Advisory Council. Throughout her distinguished career spanning more than a decade, I have had the privilege of closely collaborating with Liz in her role as a Network Planning Principal Architect.

    Liz’s exceptional expertise in data network planning and architecture, including her role as the guardian of the technology IP data domain, stands as a testament to her remarkable qualifications. Her unique ability to distill complex networking concepts into understandable terms fosters a culture of collaboration and inclusivity within our team. Her unwavering commitment to mentoring and supporting colleagues has significantly contributed to our collective success.

    Liz is widely respected and admired for her substantial contributions to our field. Her approachable demeanor and unwavering respect for others, combined with her technical prowess, make her an outstanding candidate for the ARIN Advisory Council. I have complete confidence that her leadership and extensive industry knowledge will be of immeasurable value to our community.

    I wholeheartedly encourage you to support Elizabeth’s candidacy. Her decade-long dedication, expertise, and skill in building bridges between technical and non-technical stakeholders will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping the future of networking infrastructure, benefiting us all.


    Varun Sinha
    Network Architect
    Network Engineering – Crown Castle

  9. I have known and worked with Elizabeth “Liz” Goodson for only 4 short months, but she has already made a very clear impression on me. Liz is widely considered to be the go-to person to answer even the most esoteric of questions, and she has helped me on many occasions as I navigate the choppy waters of a new job. She stays abreast of current trends in technology and strives to incorporate those trends, where applicable, into useful new tools and services. Her diligence in maintaining detailed, accurate, and up-to-date documentation demonstrates her dedication to quality in her work. Her communication skills, both verbal and written, are excellent: She speaks and writes with the clarity and confidence of a subject-matter expert. I might not have known Liz for long, but it is clear to me that she would make a valuable asset to the ARIN Advisory Council, and she would approach the role with the same dedication, aplomb, and perspicacity as she does in her professional life.

    Thank you for your time and consideration of Liz for this esteemed role!

    Christopher “Chris” Hall

  10. Dear Members of the ARIN Community,

    I am writing to express my wholehearted support for my esteemed colleague and dear friend, Elizabeth Goodson, in her candidacy for the ARIN Advisory Council. For over 7 years now, I have had the privilege of working closely with Liz as a Network Planning Principal Architect, and I can genuinely attest to her exceptional qualifications, dedication, and outstanding character.
    Liz possesses an extraordinary level of expertise and knowledge in data network planning and architecture. Her expertise is evident in the innovative solutions she consistently brings to the table. She possesses an innate ability to conceptualize and design intricate network infrastructures that not only meet the present demands but also anticipate future needs. Her insights and contributions have undoubtedly enriched our network planning efforts and significantly advanced our organization’s technical capabilities.
    What sets Liz apart is not just her technical prowess, but also her unwavering commitment to helping others. She is always ready to lend a helping hand, share her knowledge, and mentor colleagues. Her willingness to collaborate and support her peers has fostered a sense of unity within our team and has undoubtedly contributed to our collective success.
    Beyond her technical prowess, Liz is an individual with an exemplary personality. She is approachable, respectful, and has a remarkable ability to communicate complex technical concepts in an understandable manner. Her inclusive and empathetic approach ensures that everyone, regardless of their level of expertise, feels valued and heard.
    Liz is not only respected but genuinely appreciated by everyone who has had the pleasure of working alongside her. Her contributions extend beyond our organization, and I have no doubt that she will bring the same level of dedication, expertise, and camaraderie to the ARIN Advisory Council.
    In conclusion, I wholeheartedly endorse Liz for the ARIN Advisory Council elections. Her qualifications, technical acumen, helpful nature, great personality, and the respect she commands within the industry make her an ideal candidate to serve in this capacity. I have every confidence that she will be an invaluable asset to the council and will continue to make outstanding contributions to the ARIN community.
    Please join me in supporting Elizabeth in her candidacy for the ARIN Advisory Council. Together, we can look forward to a future where her expertise and leadership will help shape the internet infrastructure to meet the ever-evolving needs of our digital world.

    Arsen Hadroj
    Manager Infrastructure Planning – Crown Castle

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