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A Message From the President

Monday, February 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett
Jae Kyu Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


I wish you a Happy New Year!


Beginning this year, AIS Presidents and Vice Presidents will report various projects and initiatives taking place across the association through the AIS Insider. The goal is to enhance communications with AIS members. I am happy to submit to you my first report as President and I hope you look forward to reports from various vice presidents in the following issues.

AIS is excited to announce the hiring of new Executive Director, Jody McGinness. After an extensive search and interview process, he joined staff in January.  He will add great new energy to AIS by supporting AIS members, council and staff. To make the transition more effective, Jody will serve as Associate Executive Director during the transition period with Interim Executive Director, Professor Matthew Nelson. Many thanks to Professor Nelson for volunteering as Interim Executive Director during this search.


Finally, as has been mentioned in previous editions of the InSider, AIS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations International Telecommunications Union to collaborate on research and implementation of Bright Internet. In the coming months, AIS will expand on a variety of ways members can further get involved with this exciting opportunity as posted at

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