i2Coalition Announces New 2021 Board of Directors and Leadership Roles
Summary: In 2021, Jane Shih (Endurance International Group) will be Board Chair, and Graeme Bunton (Tucows) will be Board Chair-Elect. The i2Coalition also welcomes new Board Members Erica Fox (Cloudflare) and Tom Okman (Nord Security). Jane Shih and James Bladel (GoDaddy) have been elected to new board terms. Harold Li (ExpressVPN) has been named Chair of the VPN Trust Initiative (VTI).
The i2Coalition has announced the results of its 2021 elections for the Board of Directors and Board leadership roles. Jane Shih, Deputy General Counsel at Endurance International Group, will be i2Coalition Board Chair for 2021.
As the current Board Chair-Elect, Graeme Bunton, Head of Policy at Tucows, will be taking on the Board Chair role in 2022.
The i2Coalition represents the people and companies who build and maintain the Internet’s infrastructure; we are the layer between the social media platforms above, and the broadband providers below. Together, we power websites, protect network connections, deliver emails, and support small businesses and communities, around the globe.
“In 2021, we are energized to continue working with legislators and government entities in the United States and abroad, as well as with non-profits and multi-stakeholder groups, to secure the Internet’s promise of freedom, innovation and opportunity for all”, said i2Coalition Board Chair Jane Shih.
“It is an honor to chair the i2Coalition’s Board at this particular time. I look forward to listening to members and working together to help meet our challenges and unleash the potential we have as a collective.”
In addition to the new leadership roles, the i2Coalition welcomes Erica Fox (Cloudflare), and Tom Okman (Nord Security) to the Board, and Harold Li (ExpressVPN) as the first official Chair of the i2Coalition’s VPN Trust Initiative (“VTI”).
Christian Dawson, i2Coalition Co-Founder and Executive Director remarked, “Our organization made tremendous progress over the past year, and I am extremely thankful for all the dedication our leaders have to the Internet Infrastructure industry, including Jane, as well as the new and returning Board members. I’m also very pleased to welcome Harold Li as the Chair of the VTI, where he will be taking on a crucial role alongside the other working group chairs. I’m confident we have the momentum to make 2021 our most impactful year yet.”
About the i2Coalition
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) ensures that those who build the infrastructure of the Internet have a voice in public policy. With more than 100 member brands, we are a leading voice for web hosting companies, data centers, domain registrars and registries, cloud infrastructure providers, managed services providers, and related tech. We protect innovation and the continued growth of the Internet’s infrastructure which is essential to the global economy.