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Hoover, Roy

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Affiliation: Hoover Technology Consulting, LLC

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.

Hoover Technology Consulting, LLC

Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC)

Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB)

Coalition GIAC Advisory Board

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 spent 35 years working in technology in a K-12 environment. Approximately 20 years of that was managing a wide area network for a consortium of schools. That network provided various services, including Internet service, to 90,000 students. My responsibilities included all aspects of managing and growing that network.

Technical: Design, topology, routing, capacity planning, IPv4 and v6 address assignments, ASN, firewall, content filtering, and DNS.

Operational: Procurement and contracting (including E-Rate), monitoring, invoicing, responding to tickets, budgeting, reporting to consortium members, and creating technical documentation.

Leadership: Presenting to school board and leadership teams on various upgrades being considered, involving consortium members in provider proposal review and proposal scoring, working with members to create and update guiding principals for the consortium, and working with legal team and E-Rate consultants to ensure that the interests of consortium members were represented in carrier contracts.

Presented on various topics at conferences over the last dozen years. Topics included: Procurement, security, VoIP, Wireshark, Physical network design, IP addressing (v4 and v6), and network management.

Other governance roles included serving on a private school board and church council. I served 12 years on each and both included officer positions. I believe that this wide variety of experiences provides a great base to be an effective advisory council member.

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.

No Response

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.

My consortium management experience is very similar to this role, albeit in a much smaller way. I took information from network monitoring tools, user feedback, budgetary constraints, and market conditions to develop the requirements to for an RFP. The proposals that were submitted were scored and cost projections included into a consortium agreement that was presented to each consortium participant for signature. The board then approved the agreements. I was advising the consortium members of the costs and benefits of participating in the consortium as well as advising the board on the soundness of the agreements and the benefits to the schools.

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?

No 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 participated in any ARIN face to face meetings.

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

I believe that IPv6 needs more focus. Some providers have adopted v6 and others seems to have ignored it. Technologies intended to extend the life of v4, like CGNAT, seem to be more prevalent but they create issues for users.

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 enjoy technology and learning new things.

12 responses

  1. Mike Williams

    Roy is an exceptional and visionary technologist, with a strong sense for fiscal responsibility, a rare combination in any industry. I had the pleasure of being a customer of Roy’s for 9 years as I worked at local school districts served by Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13’s (IU13) regional wide area network (RWAN). He always provided sound technical guidance grounded in best practices. Then, for 14 years, I worked under Roy’s guidance as a network engineer for IU13. Roy’s forward thinking leadership and ability to build coalitions allowed us to evolve that RWAN to its current state as a scalable, highly-resilient system that serves over 100,000 learners. Roy was an early proponent of the adoption of IPv6 in schools, helping schools to understand the benefits of deploying IPv6 while also providing technical assistance through the process.
    Roy has extensive experience navigating the complex policies of the E-rate program, a skill that will make him a valuable asset for the policy development work of the ARIN Advisory Council.

  2. David Tirado

    I’ve known Mr. Hoover since 1999. He assisted me with Internet access and other technical issues that we were experiencing at the time. Mr. Hoover brings integrity, responsibility, and worth of knowledge to everything he does. He is one of the pioneers in technology in the Lancaster area K-12 environments.

  3. Dan Baker

    Roy brings a lifetime of experience in network design, organizational management, and interacting with complex regulations and public policy. Roy is a dedicated collaborator and would be a valuable addition to the ARIN advisory council.

  4. Jessica Diller

    I had the privilege of working with Roy for many years at IU13. Roy is highly knowledgeable and is known as a technical expert and leader in managing the WAN, network design, resolving technical issues, and evaluating needs while developing innovative solutions. Roy is a true professional who consistently demonstrates leadership and a strong work ethic, fosters collaboration among diverse teams, and is committed to providing reliable and sustainable solutions for end users. I highly recommend him for this role with ARIN.

  5. Timothy Williams

    I have known Roy professionally for 35 years. During that time, he repeatedly demonstrated an uncanny knack for adopting the right emerging technologies that the rest of us eventually embraced. He creatively arrives at stable, efficient, and long term solutions without fanfare or limelight. That is particularly why Roy is uniquely suited for the Advisory Council.

  6. John Windhausen

    I have enjoyed working with Roy for several years. As a member of our SHLB Coalition, Roy always provides a good mixture of technical know-how with a good understanding of the political and policy process. For example, I often called upon Roy’s expertise on cybersecurity and school networking issues so I could be a stronger advocate for improvements to the federal E-rate program. He is pleasant to work with and knows how to explain technical issues in a straightforward and understandable way for non-engineers like myself. I highly recommend him to the Arin Advisory Council.

  7. Sandra Strunk

    I had the pleasure of working with Roy Hoover for many years at Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13. Roy’s innovative solutions, dedication to his work, and outstanding support for program staff made him an exceptional leader. I always trusted Roy to provide me with the best information possible, to help me make informed technology decisions, and to demystify complex issues. Roy is honest, dependable, and creative in everything he does. As an Arin Advisory board member he will most certainly bring a high degree of professionalism, competence, and integrity to this work.

  8. Eric Wanzer

    Roy is tremendous IT leader and business partner. He is open to new ideas and very innovative. ARIN will benefit from his practical knowledge and ability to connect diverse/large decision making groups.

  9. Mike Starner

    Roy would be an excellent choice to be associated. Experienced, trustworthy, dedicated professional.

  10. Roy brought me into the world of enterprise network engineering early on in my IT career and served as an inspiration to myself and many others. Later I had the privilege of working for Roy as he built on his continued successes with the Regional Wide Area Network (RWAN) consortium during his tenure at Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13. I was a beneficiary of the RWAN during the time that I worked in two of our member school districts that relied on his network engineering expertise on a daily basis. IU13 was one of the first large scale enterprise networks in the Commonwealth that assigned IPv6 prefixes to customers due in no small part to his forward thinking vision and expertise.

    Roy’s areas of expertise include WAN and secure network design, cellular and microwave technologies, voice over IP (VoIP), traffic management, next gen internetworking (IPv6), and more importantly end user training! He is a brilliant technologist who can explain challenging concepts to a diverse set of learners. I would be very excited to see him serve us (and our entire continent) in his role. He is adept at using his interpersonal experience to build policies and procedures that can apply to a wide variety of environments.

    I highly recommend Roy for this role!

  11. Thomas Duffy

    Roy is skilled in designing and managing high capacity Worked with Roy during his tenure at Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit in support of network and internet services provided to a large number of school districts Highly recommend him for his possible role with Arin

  12. Roy was one of the most thorough business professionals I’ve met or worked with. He is also very fair. I’ve enjoyed working with him.

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