Affiliations provided for professional identification purposes only; each member of the Board is participating solely in an individual capacity, rather than as a representative of any other organization.
John Levine, President
John Levine is an author, consultant and speaker. Mr. Levine is the primary author of the well known Internet for Dummies and many other books, and has been running e-mail systems since the 1970s. He was formerly CAUCE US director for publications and later secretary/treasurer. Levine is a Senior Technical Adviser to the Messaging Anti-abuse Working Group (MAAWG).
Neil Schwartzman, Executive Director
Neil Schwartzman has been involved in community and professional anti-spam efforts in various leadership capacities since 1995. Mr. Schwartzman was one of the founders of CAUCE Canada, sat on the Canadian Federal Task Force on Spam and the U.S. FCC's CSRIC Network Abuse Protection working groups 7 & 8. He is currently the Co-chair of the MAAWG Awards Committee.
Chris Lewis, Treasurer
Chris Lewis has been active in managing and fighting usenet and e-mail spam for over a 17 years. He is currently an Independent Security Consultant. Mr. Lewis formerly worked for Nortel, as Senior Architect, Email Security, and was a Senior Technical Adviser to MAAWG.
Sam Masiello, Secretary
Sam Masiello has been working with email, messaging, and fighting internet pollution for over 20 years. Mr. Masiello currently works in an application security role at Groupon. Previously, he served as the Chief Security Officer at Return Path and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the Steering Committees of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and a member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). Additionally, He was the Director of Threat Management for McAfee where he was responsible for the strategy, vision, support, and threat research for all of their anti-spam products.
Don Blumenthal, Executive Board
Don Blumenthal is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, specializing in cybercrime, information security and privacy, and Internet governance issues, and Senior Policy Adviser to the Public Interest Registry.
Mr. Blumenthal formerly was with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where he created and managed the Internet Lab, its Internet investigations center. In that role, he was involved in spam law enforcement matters and established and oversaw the FTC’s spam database system.
Matt Vernhout, Executive Board
Matt Vernhout, CIPP/C has experience working for several leading Email Service Providers, both in Canada and the USA. Mr. Vernhout contributed to the Canadian Federal Task Force on Spam, and is currently Inbox Marketer's Chief Privacy Officer, Manager of Deliverability, leading their representation to, and participation in, such email industry organizations as MAAWG. You can find his blog at EmailKarma.net
Shaun Brown, Director-at-large
Shaun Brown is a lawyer with nNovation LLP, an Ottawa-based law firm specializing in information law. He has several years of experience dealing with e-commerce, privacy and security-related issues from a policy and legal perspective, which includes advising the Canadian government on the development of anti-spam and privacy legislation.
April Lorenzen, Director-at-large
Kelly Molloy, Director-at-large
Joe St Sauver, Director-at-large
Joe St Sauver serves as manager for Internet2's Security Programs under contract through the University of Oregon and is also a Senior Technical Advisor to MAAWG. He routinely presents on cyber security and abuse-related issues at national and international events, including recent topics on IPv6 and security; securing DNS and DNSSEC; fastflux web hosting; cyber war, cyber terrorism and cyber espionage; the insider threat; psychological decision making heuristics and their impact on anti-spam activities; the compatibility of security and privacy; cyberinfrastructure architectures, security and advanced applications; and spam, domain names and registrars. Some of St Sauver's publicly available talks are linked from www.uoregon.edu/~joe/
Jeff Williams, Director-at-large
Jeff Williams is the Director of Security Strategy in the Counter Threats Unit of Dell SecureWorks and a former adjunct professor of risk management and telecommunications. With over twenty years in industry including twelve at Microsoft he has had numerous opportunities to make the internet a better place through the takedown of various botnets, partnership with law enforcement on a variety of matters, consultation with government bodies from numerous countries, and participation in various programs such as Microsoft's Project MARS and Microsoft Security Response Alliance. Jeff is also a regular speaker on a variety of security and privacy topics at industry events and an occasional guest lecturer for universities.