[bc-gnso] nominating Berry for the Councillor slot

Mike O'Connor mike at haven2.com
Fri Oct 15 19:59:18 UTC 2010

hi all,

it gives me great pleasure to nominate Berry Cobb for the upcoming GNSO Councillor position.  here's why i think he'd do a terrific job.

-- he's trustworthy.  in my experience he's careful to only make promises he can keep, and then he keeps those promises.

-- he's up to speed on the policy front.  he's been an active participant and strong contributor on a boatload of working-groups over the last couple years.  he's one of the people who shows up on all the calls, all the way to the end.

-- he's a strong analyst.  some of this is just his nature, some of it is his background coming from IBM.  but Berry's delivered a lot of analysis for the working groups he's been on.  those analyses often form the starting place when we come to consensus.  we who have worked with him often refer to him the master of the pivot-table.

-- he "gets" the new role of the Council.  Berry understands the destination that the GNSO Council is headed toward -- that of being the manager of a policy-making process rather than the policy-making body.  i think he can play a crucial role to help the Council achieve that destination.

i think Berry would be a great representative for us at the Council.  i hope he will accept this nomination, and that the rest of you will support him.



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