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Board of Directors

The property, affairs and business of NANOG shall be managed and controlled by the its Board of Directors.  The Board facilitates communications between the NANOG community and other organization with similar goals.  The Board is also responsible for appointing all members of the NANOG committees and the Executive Director. There are seven voting members of the Board, six of whom are elected and one who is the Executive Director. View Past Members. Contact the board at [email protected]. View the Board Member Responsibilities, click HERE.

Executive Director

Edward McNair
Executive Director,

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Edward McNair was appointed Executive Director of the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) in April, 2018. He is also the co-founder of Kaskadian, a branding, marketing and sales consultancy agency for startup and new business clients. Prior to Kaskadian, Edward served as Chief Executive Officer for Verilan, an IT company that delivered just-in-time, enterprise quality networks. Previously, he was Vice President of Internet Marketing for Respond2, a leading direct marketing agency, and was Creative Director for the WiMAX Forum, a global Internet and telecom consortium. In addition, Edward has previously provided professional services to NANOG and other industry associations including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Facebook, Intel® and Mentor Graphics. Edward also developed the first web design program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art where he taught web and graphic design and interactive media courses for more than a dozen years.