Affiliation: Hoover Technology Consulting, LLC
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.
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.
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.
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 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.