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Morris, Tina

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Affiliation: Amazon Web Services

Nominee Classification: Well 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.

I do not have any issues performing the BoT job requirements, nor allocating the required time needed to participate fully.

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 have no current conflicts of interest; however, I will note that I serve on the NANOG (North American Network Operators’ Group) Board of Directors which hosts a joint meeting with ARIN each October and has a Cooperative Agreement in place with ARIN.

However, my term with NANOG ends on Dec 31st, 2023 and will no longer be of any issue. 

Another perceived  COI could result from my employment at Amazon Web Services, given my team often works with ARIN RSD as a customer and active participant in the IPv4 Transfer Market.

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

I do not anticipate any conflict; however, if there were a conflict I would recuse myself from discussions and/or voting as appropriate.

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”.


3. Education

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

obtained a good portion of my college education while serving in the US Navy, therefore I attended numerous institutions local to the duty station where I was assigned. I received my Associate of Arts degree from the University of Maryland University College (Europe) in 2004 and I wrapped up my Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Technology Management from St. Petersburg College in 2008.

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

While I attend professional development trainings regularly, most are employer specific and not particularly relevant here.

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.

Amazon Web Services
Senior Manager – IP Address Strategy
2121 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

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 the benefit of working for a global organization. This allows me to participate in many forums, including RIPE, APNIC, LACNIC, AFRINIC, ARIN, and NANOG. Seeing the ways different regions and organizations tackle various issues allows me to take a more holistic approach to problem solving as our packets must route the entire Internet not just North America.

Additionally, I have extensive knowledge and experience with the IPv4 transfer market and the challenges and risks associated.  This insight is highly valuable for the board when making related decisions.

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.

Current – ARIN BoT Vice Chair –

I currently serve on the ARIN BOard on the Risk and Cyber Security Committee, and Finance Committee. Current – NANOG Board of Directors (3 years as Chair) includes:

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.


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

During my time at NANOG I have focused on the following:

Meeting Challenges – NANOG is a 501c (3) educational nonprofit that holds three meetings a year that is attended by more than 1,000 people in person at each meeting. Covid-19 caused significant issues as we approached the June 2020 in person meeting. I evaluated the financial and public health risks, and pushed for a path forward where the organization was able to effectively transition to providing a virtual meeting while still serving its membership, meeting, and attendees. Then as we returned to in person events, navigating member expectations, local restrictions, and financial impact.

Bylaw Changes – I led the amendment and updating of the bylaws based on my assessment of the risks faced by the organization. I proposed several by- law updates that were adopted by the membership and Board to better protect the organization.

Policy Changes – I spearheaded the organization’s development of policies and procedures aimed at en- suring the organization is appropriately addressing issues of harassment.

Staff and Organization Management – During my tenure I have been actively engaged with key hiring decisions, evaluations, and budgeting as well as creating the organization’s Strategic Plan.

Launching and the DEI Committee, focused on creating a more inclusive community, diverse speakers and Board Candidates.

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

During the last 15 years, I have served several years on ARIN’s BoT 3 years, (2 of which as Vice Chair), Nomination Committee, Fellowship Committee, and the 2019 Grant Committee. I have also served on the Advisory Counsel for seven years of which five years have been either as the Vice Chair or Chair. Serving the ARIN community in these ways provides not only an in-depth perspective on the Policy Development Process (PDP), but also a unique perspective on the issues facing the BoT today.

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 have a deep understanding of RIR governance, and the specific issues facing the ARIN community, additionally my team is a very active customer of all ARIN services, including RPKI, IRR, and RSD.

5 responses

  1. Nancy Carter

    Tina Morris is a dedicated Board of Trustees member. I have learned so much from Tina; she has a rare viewpoint into the RIR ecosystem that few others have, and I feel fortunate to have been mentored by her. The Board benefits significantly from the diversity that Tina brings to the Board, not the least of which are both her unique perspective and her diversity of thought. Tina is principled, knowledgeable, and an asset to the Board of Trustees. I have appreciated working with her at the Board table. Please vote for Tina for the ARIN Board of Trustees. We need her!

  2. Tina Morris is an incredible resource for the ARIN community and I look forward to seeing her serve another term on the ARIN Board. Tina is always available to share information, to listen, to cheer on, and as a representative of the ARIN community.

  3. I am delighted to offer my support for the candidacy of Tina Morris to the ARIN Board of Trustees. Tina’s extensive background in Internet governance, coupled with her dedication to the principles of fairness, inclusivity, and innovation, make her an outstanding candidate for this crucial role.

    Tina has consistently demonstrated her commitment to fostering a robust and equitable Internet ecosystem. Her deep knowledge of the technical, policy, and regulatory aspects of Internet governance positions her as a formidable advocate for the interests of ARIN’s stakeholders. Tina’s ability to navigate complex issues and her thoughtful, data-driven approach to problem-solving are assets that will greatly benefit ARIN and the broader Internet community.

    Throughout her career, Tina has exhibited exceptional leadership skills and a strong track record of building consensus among diverse groups, not only in her professional endeavors yet also in her capabilities as NANOG Board Chair. Her ability to collaborate effectively and bring different perspectives to the table is essential for a position that requires open dialogue and cooperation among a wide range of stakeholders.

    What sets Tina apart is her passion for Internet governance and her commitment to ensuring the continued growth and stability of the Internet. She possesses a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and she is dedicated to working tirelessly to address them. I’ve witnessed Tina’s passion and commitment to being a good shepherd of the internet first hand and am constantly in awe of her tenacity and strong moral compass— all needed for this type of leadership role.

    I have the utmost confidence that Tina will bring fresh insights, strong leadership, and a genuine dedication to ARIN’s mission. Tina Morris is exceptionally well-suited to help shape ARIN’s future success and the future of the Internet as a whole and I fully support her candidacy and encourage others to do the same.

  4. Nick Nugent

    I worked with Tina for several years as legal support for AWS’s IP address program. I found Tina to be extremely knowledgeable about networking, the RIR ecosystem, and policymaking. She’s been dedicated to her volunteer work as an ARIN AC member and later a member of the board (as well as the NANOG board chair), and she maintains good relations with scores of stakeholders in multiple RIRs and NOGs. As her legal counsel, I was impressed by her reasonableness in always earnestly considering others’ informed viewpoints, even when they ran counter to her immediate goals. She’s done great work as an ARIN board member, and she should be reelected to that position.

  5. I support Tina for another term on the ARIN Board. I have worked with Tina for 4 years and find that she brings skills that that community might benefit from. I have benefited greatly from her knowledge and professionalism.

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