|[June 17, 2014]
Sally S. Wentworth Named Internet Society's Vice President for Global Policy Development
WASHINGTON & GENEVA --(Business Wire)--
The Internet Society is pleased to announce that Sally S. Wentworth has
been promoted to the position of Vice President for Global Policy
Development. Ms. Wentworth succeeds Markus Kummer, Senior Vice
President. Mr. Kummer will remain available until his announced
departure in September to advise the Internet Society on public policy
matters, even as he devotes much of his time to the upcoming Internet
Ms. Wentworth will lead the organization's public policy activities,
guiding the development of public policies that support the global, open
Internet and the principles that underpin it. Her new position is
effective immediately, and she will be based in the Reston, Virginia
office of the Internet Society.
As a member of the Executive Team, Ms. Wentworth will be responsible for
ensuring that the Internet Society's global public policy development is
informed by regional insights, grounded from a technical perspective and
communicated effectively around the world. In collaboration with the
organization's Chapters, members and partners, she will work to solidify
the mission and principles of the Internet Society at the global level.
Ms. Wentworth is a well-known and respected expert around the world on
Internet technical and public policy issues. Throughout her career, she
has been instrumental in building coalitions within the Internet
community and among developed and developing countries on Internet
public policy issues to promote a multistakeholder approach to
Information and Communications Technology for development. She has been
a senior member of the Interne Society and its Public Policy team since
Before joining the Internet Society, Ms. Wentworth was the Assistant
Director for Telecommunications and Information Policy in the Office of
Science and Technology Policy at the White House and served as a
principal policy advisor on Internet policy issues at the U.S.
Department of State. She brings to this position both a strong
substantive understanding of the policies that support, preserve and
advance an Internet that is global, resilient, trusted and vibrant, as
well as a deep understanding of the global context in which Internet
policy is developed.
"Sally has been at the forefront of the Internet Society's excellent
policy analysis and development for many years and is known for her
solid judgment in advocating for policy that advances the core
principles of the technical community while integrating the needs of
users and civil and human rights advocates," said Internet Society
President and CEO Kathy Brown (News - Alert). "Sally has distinguished herself in the
field and is well positioned to lead our very accomplished policy team
through a complex era of evolving public policy considerations. She
brings further strength to our outstanding Executive Team, and we
welcome her in her new role with great enthusiasm."
"I'm honored to join the Executive Team of the Internet Society,
particularly at this point in the Internet's development, where
technology and policy are increasingly intertwined," said Ms. Wentworth.
"Local, regional and global public policies may very well determine
whether the Internet remains a global platform for free expression and
innovation. The Internet Society's strength is drawn from its global
community of members who share a passion for the Internet and an
unwavering commitment to the vision that the Internet is for everyone.
I'm especially proud to lead a group of strong and dedicated
professionals who work to shape a policy environment that enables
Internet growth and is consistent with the values that have contributed
to its success. I'm very fortunate to assume this responsibility on the
solid foundation of expertise and leadership that has been created in
the Public Policy group over the past several years."
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org)
is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought
leadership around the world. It is also the organizational home for the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). With its principled vision and
substantial technological foundation and its global presence the
Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology,
and future development among users, companies, governments, and other
organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world,
the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the
Internet for everyone.
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