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John Curran, President and CEO
Richard Jimmerson, Chief Operations Officer
Anne Rachel Inné, Executive Director Government Affairs and Public Policy
Einar Bohlin, Government Affairs and Public Policy Analyst
Leslie Nobile, Senior Director of Global Registry Knowledge
Bevil Wooding, Director of Caribbean Affairs
Mark Kosters, Chief Technology Officer
Matt Rowley, Infrastructure Manager
John Sweeting, Chief Customer Officer
Jon Worley, Technical Services Lead Sean Hopkins, Policy Analyst
President and CEO
John Curran is the President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for leading the organization in its mission of supporting the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources throughout its service region which includes the United States, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean. John is a recognized expert on Internet and telecommunications matters and has been the Chief Technology Officer of three successful Internet companies.
John’s industry experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications. Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization’s technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company’s nationwide network. John also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization’s strategic technology direction. He led BBN’s technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE.
He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having both co-chaired the IETF Operations and Network Management Area and served as a member of the IPng (IPv6) Directorate.
Richard has been actively involved in Internet resource governance and education since the 1990s. As Chief Operations Officer at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), his primary focus is to ensure all registry services and systems meet the needs of ARIN customers.
Richard began his work with the Internet in the 1980s as a U.S. Marine through his participation in projects that converted military systems to use TCP/IP. Since that time, he has built community engagement programs and services for both ARIN and the Internet Society with recent focus on the importance of industry-wide IPv6 deployment. He has communicated with thousands of companies about their adoption of new technologies and is a strong advocate of open Internet standards.
Executive Director Government Affairs and Public Policy
As Executive Director Government Affairs and Public Policy, Anne-Rachel Inné serves as the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN’s) primary link to Governments of U.S., Canada and more than 25 Caribbean and North Atlantic economies.
Immediately prior to working for ARIN, Anne-Rachel was ICANN’s Vice President Government Engagement in Geneva, Switzerland and worked for ICANN for 12 years in different policy and management positions.
She also worked as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Africa Regional Registry, AFRINIC, taking care of operations and Governments’ engagement in the Registry’s public policies process. Anne-Rachel worked at the IICD in The Hague, Netherlands (1998-2001) as several countries Programme Manager directing multi sector social development projects that were early adopters of ICT/Internet. She produced and publicized Learning by Doing: Lessons emerging from the ICT Stories Projects for the benefits of the projects and the wider community. She was a member of the Bureau of the African Group at the World Summit for Information Society (WSIS), as a representative of the African Private Sector and a Member of the Gender Coalition during WSIS. Anne-Rachel was an entrepreneur and consultant in the ICT4D for several years in developing economies.
Government Affairs and Public Policy Analyst
Einar Bohlin is the Government Affairs and Public Policy Analyst at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). He works with the Executive Director Government Affairs and Public Policy to maintain our relationships with the governments in the ARIN service region, which includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic Islands and the United States. He also participates in the discussions at organizations such as CITEL and the ITU to expand awareness of number resource issues and ARIN policies. Prior to ARIN he worked as a Number Analyst at UUNET and an IP Analyst at InterNIC/Network Solutions where he handled IP number, ASN, and in-addr requests.
Senior Director of Global Registry Knowledge
Leslie Nobile is the Senior Director of Global Registry Knowledge at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) where she has worked for 19+ years. She currently serves as ARIN’s global law enforcement liaison and focuses much of her attention on global registry data integrity and accuracy. Her work encompasses capacity building, training, and collaboration, with a focus on Regional Internet Registries and their role in the Internet eco-system, and more specifically, ARIN policy, operations and contractual requirements as they relate to data inaccuracy, fraud and abuse. Prior to this role, Leslie served as the Director of ARIN’s Registration Services department, whose core function is to assess requests for and issue IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs).
Leslie has over 25 years of experience in the Internet industry, where she has held various technical management positions including managing Internet registry operations at the DDN/DoD Network Information Center (NIC), and supporting the development and expansion of the Defense Data Network (DDN), a high-speed military data network that evolved from the ARPANET.
Leslie represents ARIN at various industry and technical forums, cyber-crime conferences and government meetings. She has been actively involved in the global coordination of Internet addressing policy for many years and has been a contributing author of RFCs, and other industry publications.
Director of Caribbean Affairs
Bevil is the Director of Caribbean Affairs with ARIN. He works closely with ARIN’s community in the Caribbean and is responsible for strengthening and managing ARIN’s relationship with the region’s technical community, regulators and governments. He also raises awareness of ARIN’s mission and objectives and supports delivery of ARIN services to its members in the Caribbean. He serves in an advisory capacity to several Caribbean governments and regional institutions, including the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on technology, education, cybersecurity and the digital economy.
Bevil is the executive chair of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) and co-chair of the Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum (CarPIF), both volunteer communities dedicated to computer network security and management best practices. He is also the co-architect of the Caribbean Telecommunication Union’s pioneering Caribbean ICT Roadshow and served as Programme Coordinator for the initiative from its inception in 2009.
In 2010, Bevil was designated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a Trusted Community Representative and designated as one of seven Recovery Key Share Holders. In 2013, LACNIC conferred him its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his role in establishing Internet exchange points and for his contribution to education and capacity building in Internet adoption in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mark Kosters is the Chief Technology Officer of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for all engineering initiatives within the organization, leading both development and operations. Mark has over thirty-one years of experience as an applications developer, networking engineer, technical manager and executive. For eighteen years previous to his employment at ARIN, he has been an engineer at Life Cycle Engineering, senior engineer at Data Defense Network (DDN) NIC, chief engineer and Principal Investigator under the NSF-sponsored Internet NIC (InterNIC), and Vice President of Research at VeriSign. Over his career, Mark has been involved in application design and implementation of core internet client/server tools, router administration, UNIX system administration, database administration, and network security. He has represented both network information centers in various technical forums such as the IETF, RIPE, APNIC, CaribNOG and NANOG. Additionally, he has co-invented four patents as well as co-authored many IETF RFCs running from directory services to IP Address Practices to improvements to DNSSEC.
Matt Rowley is an Infrastructure Manager on ARIN’s engineering staff. He has over 15 years of experience in operations roles focusing on network and systems design and implementation. As one of the managers of ARIN’s Operations Team, Matt contributes to building, growing, and maintaining ARIN’s network infrastructure. Matt has spoken about IPv6 and network security and open source firewalls at technical conferences such as CaribNOG.
Chief Customer Officer
John Sweeting is the Chief Customer Officer of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for the overall development, direction and operation of the department. Prior to joining ARIN staff, he served 12 years on the ARIN Advisory Council, 6 of which he was the Chair, and 1 year on the Address Supporting Organization’s Address Council (ASO AC). John served on the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team which was convened in December 2014 to guide development of the Number Community response to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group’s RFP.
John’s experience in the Internet industry includes building and managing large global networks with international carriers such as MCI, Cable & Wireless, Teleglobe and Tata. Most recently John served as the Senior Director of Architecture & Engineering for Time Warner Cable, responsible for the selection and testing of all network infrastructure from the core backbone to the service delivery platforms.
John also served 24 years in the United States Army and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in the Signal Corps.
Technical Services Lead
Jon Worley is the Technical Services Lead for ARIN and has been a member of the Registration Services team since 2004. He has experience with all ARIN policies and procedures for requesting, managing, and transferring IP addresses and AS numbers, including technical services such as ARIN’s RESTful API. Jon has spoken about these topics as well as IPv4 depletion and IPv6 adoption at many ARIN events.
Sean Hopkins assists the Advisory Council and the ARIN community in shepherding ideas for Internet Number Resource Policy through ARIN’s Policy Development Process and promoting community participation and understanding of ARIN’s policies.