IAOC Welcomes AMS as Secretariat December 2007

Thanks. Welcome. Best Wishes

The IAOC would like to thank NeuStar Secretriat Services for the support of the IETF these last two plus years. In particular we want to recognize Mark Foster, NeuStar CTO, for his pivotal role in the administrative restructuring of the IETF. NSS was led by Jon Lindberg and was ably supported by Barbara Fuller, Marcia Beaulieu, Michael and Sunny Lee, Amy Vezza, Dinara Suleymanova, Rebecca Bunch - who all came over from Foretec; and Christine Ginsburg and Nora Duhig who joined the team sometime later. Thanks and best wishes.

The IAOC would like to welcome aboard Association Management Solutions who assume responsibilites for the Secretariat beginning today, 1 February 2008. AMS is a leading technology forum management company based in Fremont, California. (www.amsl.com) They will provide all meeting, clerical and IT support for the IETF. Other AMS clients include the DSL Forum, the Optical Internetworking Forum and the IP/MPLS Forum. AMS was founded ten years ago by its principals, Kirsten Machi, Lisa Winkler and Karen Moreland.

AMS offers a strong combination of association management experience and innovation. We will make use of the full suite of services offered by AMS to provide the IETF with a strong administrative platform supporting the development of standards for the international Internet community.

The AMS team includes Alexa Morris (amorris@amsl.com) as executive director, Marcia Beaulieu (mbeaulieu@amsl.com) as senior meeting planner, Amy Vezza (avezza@amsl.com) and Cindy Morgan cmorgan@amsl.com as project managers, Wanda Lo (wlo@amsl.com) as coordinator, and more staff are being added.

AMS - welcome and best wishes!

Ray Pelletier
IETF Administrative Director

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