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Ray Pelletier Appointed as IETF Administrative Director

Peter Godwin (
Tue, 31 May 2005 15:17:43 +0200

Reston, Reston, VA - 31st May 2005 - The Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ray Pelletier
as its first IETF Administrative Director (IAD). This appointment
marks a key step in the IETF's progress in building a coordinated
administrative platform that supports the collected needs of its
community. Over the course of the coming months, this will include
reorganization of the IETF's global budget and establishment or review
of contracts with key support organizations.

Pelletier will take charge of a number of activities that the IETF
depends on for smooth operation, including oversight of its global
budget, meeting planning, secretariat, document publication, and
parameter assignment. Most of these activities are carried out for the
IETF by other organizations under various forms of agreement;
Pelletier will be responsible for reviewing and establishing those
agreements and for future bidding processes.

Pelletier has extensive leadership and management experience across
the breadth of public, private, for-profit, non-profit, and volunteer
organizations. As Director of Information Systems for the Navy JAG
Corps he was responsible for managing a $10 million worldwide
automation program. In his role as Executive Director for the Northern
Virginia Technology Council he successfully managed the organizational
development and operational support of a fast growing membership

Brian Carpenter, Chair of the IETF, said, "We're delighted to have Ray
on board. His experience suits the IETF perfectly - he's dealt both
with contractors and with open, consensus driven volunteer
communities, and we need someone who can slip easily between those two
worlds and make sure they remain in sync. I'm eagerly looking forward
to working with him."

Pelletier's appointment was made by the recently constituted IETF
Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC), chaired by Lucy Lynch
(University of Oregon). Lynch said, "I'm eager to dig into the next
phase of the reorganization and I welcome Ray's expertise and

As part of a joint IETF-Internet Society agreement to support this
administrative activity, Pelletier will be hosted by the Internet
Society in Reston, Virginia.

The IETF is a large open international community of network designers,
operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of
the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It
is open to any interested individual.

The Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-governmental international
organization for global cooperation and coordination for the Internet
and its internetworking technologies and applications. Members
comprise commercial companies, governmental agencies, foundations, and
individuals. ISOC has 82 Chapters in over 60 countries around the


Peter Godwin
Communications Manager, Internet Society
4, rue des Falaises
1205 Geneva

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