Governance Update - AOAC (January '12)
The Architecture and Operations Advisory Council (AOAC) met on January 11. The Council welcomed Akbar Kara, new Chair of the Network Technical Advisory Council as a non-voting AOAC participant and liaison to NTAC. George Loftus, Chair of the AOAC, reported that the AOAC Fee Subcommittee met in December and discussed using a clean slate approach to network fees and creating a set of guiding principles as fees are considered. The Fee Subcommittee will meet again soon to continue the discussion. George announced that he has taken the position of Internet2 Interim Senior Executive Director of Member Relations, Marketing and Communications and is transitioning off of the AOAC. The AOAC thanked George for his leadership both on the AOAC and the Internet2 Board and wished him well. Charlie McMahon, AOAC vice chair was nominated to become chair during the meeting. Additional nominations for a new AOAC Chair and Vice Chair will be accepted for the next week, with a vote for the new Chair and vice chair to follow after nominations close.