[council] FW: DRAFT/Berard SOI

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Tue Dec 7 23:43:36 UTC 2010

Forwarded From: John Berard

John Berard/Statement of Interest/December 2010

I am the founder of a communications consultancy called Credible Context and based in San Francisco, CA, USA.
The firm is the culmination of a 35-year career in public relations at agencies large and small in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.  My clients are not defined by industry but by market need.

I specialize in marketing communications that helps companies renew, reshape and re-emerge in existing and adjacent markets.  My practice is rooted in the notion that in a media environment that is immediate, ubiquitous and unforgiving, effective communications must be linked to who you are.  That is the credible context.

In the past 12 months, as part of my broader portfolio of clients, I have worked with registrars, registries and globally branded consumer and business-to-business companies for whom the web is either an essential platform or represents their only commercial presence.

That is the current extent of my work, especially as it relates to ICANN, registries or registrars.  I view myself, first-and-foremost, as a registrant and a business person.

My small (less than 10 names) portfolio of domain names is registered through GoDaddy.com<http://GoDaddy.com>.

With regard to participation in communities other than ICANN, I am a member of the board of the Market Street Railway, the support organization for the vintage streetcars in San Francisco and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org<mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org>

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