Updated: Tue Apr 12 04:49:50 UTC 2022

PeeringDB Voter's Guide for Board of Directors Election April 15th through 29th 2022 UTC

Bylaws at https://docs.peeringdb.com/gov/legaldocs/2015-12-08_PeeringDB_Bylaws.pdf define Membership:

"A corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other legal business entity may be a Member of the Corporation. Membership is determined by having both an active PeeringDB.com account and an individual representative or role subscription to the PeeringDB Governance mailing list: http://lists.peeringdb.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pdb-gov"

Each Member may submit one ballot. We are employing Single Transferable Vote (STV) as the voting system. This means that you rank your candidate preferences from most preferred to least preferred. You do not need to rank all the candidates. A later ballot from a representative of a Member will replace a previous ballot from the same Member.

There are 5 seats on the Board of Directors, 2 of which are up for election this year. A Director term is 2 years.

The following schedule applies to Board elections:

Through April 14th 23:59:59 UTC 2022: Candidates may submit their candidacy and a maximum 300 word statement, as determined by the POSIX "LANG=en_US.UTF-8 wc -w" command, or revisions to their statement, to secretary@peeringdb.com.

April 15th 2022: A voter registration form will be sent to the PeeringDB Governance mailing list (pdb-gov@lists.peeringdb.com).

April 15th through 29th 23:59 UTC 2022: Voting. (Registrations received after April 28th UTC are not guaranteed to be processed in time for the April 29th 23:59 UTC voting deadline.)

List of Candidates:

Aaron Hughes

Job Snijders

Terry Sweetser

Candidate Statements:

Aaron Hughes

Aaron Hughes is the current elected President of PeeringDB. In his prior terms, he has worked with the Board of Directors, Officers, and supporting volunteers to establish the organization, its bylaws, articles of incorporation, file for and have approved 501(c)(6) status, establish supporting processes, form supporting committees, establish and maintain a budget, setup contracts with vendors, and attract sponsors to support the organization. He has managed the budget well, leaving the organization with zero debt and a healthy outlook. He has also worked with the PeeringDB Product Committee to connect with the community on driving the future of the PeeringDB platform as well as facilitated its open sourcing. If re-elected, he will continue to work with the team to ensure the longevity of the organization utilizing community input and experience.

Aaron is also the President and CEO of 6connect, a leader in network provisioning automation including global resource management of IPv6/IPv4 Addressing, DNS/DNSSEC control for Service Providers and Enterprises, as well as peering automation. He is deeply rooted in community supporting organizations such as ARIN, NANOG, RIPE, APNIC, OpenIX, CaribNOG, and peering communities around the globe. Aaron has held network and system architecture and Sr. level management roles at Lockheed Martin, Cariden Technologies, Terremark, Certainty Solutions, UnitedLayer, Quest Technologies, RCN, UltraNet, and Channel(1) Communications among others. In addition, he helped found the Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) forum and was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2012 and the OpenIX Board in 2016. He has also participated in the administration of PeeringDB for many years.

Job Snijders

PeeringDB is one of the most important online resources for network operators, and as such I believe it should continue to operate as an independent entity, remain free of charge, neutral and foremost: a practical tool for everyday use. The Internet's foundational infrastructure needs directories to find networks to facilitate interconnection, PeeringDB is a critical index.

I work for Fastly; serve on the executive boards of RIPE NCC, PeeringDB, and the Route Server Support Foundation; and additionally I volunteer at the OpenBSD project and the IETF.

I believe I can positively contribute to the Internet ecosystem if I continue to serve on the PeeringDB board. I hope to be given the trust and opportunity for another term!

- Job

Terry Sweetser

I'm an internet industry veteran of 30 years standing in the Australian and Asia-Pacific regions.  I give my time freely to helping many in the industry via involvement in Apricot, APNIC fellowships and APNIC training.  As well as working in the industry with several providers I tutor in the Graduate School of Business at QUT and conduct research for ISOC in areas like IXP usage and RPKI.  I'm a member of Engineers Australia and the Governance Institute of Australia, with qualifications in Computer & Electrical Engineering and Business which includes an MBA.  I plan to contribute to the further development of governance in the PeeringDB organisation and provide sound advice to fellow board members on business and technical matters.  I hold a verified Director's ID under Australian corporate law.