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[council] Debra Y. Hughes: Statement of Interest

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Debra Y. Hughes - Statement of Interest - 13 October 2009
Non Commercial Stakeholder Group Board Appointee to the GNSO Council

I am Senior Counsel for the American National Red Cross.  The American National 
Red Cross is a non-profit organization and one of the 186 member national 
societies of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent 
Societies, the world's largest humanitarian organization that provides 
assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, 
class or political opinions.  In addition, the American National Red Cross 
distinguishes itself by feeding and providing emotional support to victims of 
disasters; processing and distributing lifesaving blood and blood products; 
offering educational programs that promote health and safety; providing 
international humanitarian aid; and supporting military members and their 

To further that mission, I draft fundraising, sponsorship and grant agreements; 
advise the organization on various matters related to its delivery of 
humanitarian services; and provide advice related to patent, copyright, 
trademark and publicity concerns.  I also work closely with the organization's 
information security team to develop policies and strategies to leverage the 
organization's domain portfolio and to handle online abuse and fraud related 
issues.  For example, I assist with managing the unfortunate number of phishing 
and fraudulent fundraising scams that target the organization's clients and 

I hope my work with the GNSO will increase the voice and participation of 
non-profit and philanthropic organizations in ICANN because these organizations 
rely upon the Internet and domain name system to communicate with the public 
about their mission and services, to distribute educational and lifesaving 
information, and to collect donations to support their operations in a 
reliable, secure and safe environment.  

I have no financial or any relevant interests in ICANN or the GNSO.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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