The senior management team leads Public Interest Registry and represents three departments – Law & Policy, Marketing and Finance/Operations.
Office of the CEO
Prior to joining Public Interest Registry, Mr. Cute served as Vice President of discovery services for Afilias, the world’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure solutions and registry systems provider to Public Interest Registry for the .ORG domain. His experience within the domain name system (DNS) runs deep, having had management positions in both a leading domain name registrar, Network Solutions, as Director of Policy, and a leading registry, VeriSign, as Vice President of government relations. He is an active participant in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) community and has twice served as Chair of the ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team.
Nancy Gofus – Chief Operating Officer
A long-time veteran of the telecommunications industry, Ms. Gofus oversees the marketing, sales, product and strategy functions. In her role as chief operating office, she aims to expand Public Interest Registry ‘s global presence as well as develop and execute marketing strategies that further grow the .ORG domain in existing and new markets.
Currently, Ms. Gofus serves as board chair of the national board for Volunteers of America – a national non-profit dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Previously, Ms. Gofus’ served as senior vice president of global product management for Verizon Communications in 2009 and chief marketing officer at Verizon Business from 2006 to 2008.
Law & Policy
Paul Diaz – Director of Policy
Mr. Diaz brings nearly two decades of policy development and analysis experience to the Public Interest Registry policy team. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry Mr. Diaz spent over 12 years as Senior Policy Manager for Network Solutions, where he led policy development and compliance initiatives that impacted the company’s corporate objectives as they related to new TLDs, ICANN consensus policies and industry regulations. During his tenure, Mr. Diaz was also instrumental in acting as the company’s voice of governmental advocacy through presenting various issues to Congress and Executive branch agencies.
David Maher – Senior VP, Law & Policy
Mr. Maher serves as the lead in advocating policies that support and strengthen and Public Interest Registry community. He brings over 40 years of experience in law and policy. From 1999 until 2002, he served as vice president for public policy of the Internet Society. In 2002, he became a member of the founding board of .ORG and served as chairman until August 2004.
Product & Strategy
Lance Wolak – VP, Product & Strategy
Mr. Wolak joined the company in 2007 and serves as the lead for product development and strategy. He has over 20 years of executive leadership in marketing, international business development, and product management. Mr. Wolak is responsible for developing and sustaining Public Interest Registry ’s strategic initiatives and leading the development of new products and services.
Finance – Operations
Lawrence C. Martin – VP, Finance & Operations
Mr. Martin is responsible for Public Interest Registry finance department and reporting systems. He has 20 years of experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He is a certified public accountant and most recently the chief financial officer of the Center for Health Policy Studies, Inc.