With over half a century of combined domain industry experience, PIR’s Executive Management is leading .ORG into the future applying best corporate practices to fulfill its non-profit mission.
Jonathon Nevett – President and CEO
Jonathon Nevett is a veteran of the domain name industry. He co-founded Donuts Inc. in 2010 and helped to raise in excess of $150M to form a registry of over 240 Internet domain extensions. He served as Donuts’ EVP for Corporate Affairs and on its Board of Directors. Jon also is a founding Board member of the Domain Name Association, the domain name industry’s trade association. Previously, Jon served as Senior Vice President at Network Solutions, where he was responsible for policy, government affairs, registry relations, and the corporate ethics office. He also served as Chair of the Board of NameJet and Central Registry Solutions, two NetSol joint ventures with other industry companies.
Prior to joining the industry, he was a director at MCI, an associate at the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis, a judicial clerk in the U.S. District of Pennsylvania, a congressional campaign coordinator, and a legislative assistant in the New York State Assembly.
Judy Song-Marshall – Chief of Staff
Judy brings more than twenty years of marketing expertise to PIR and over eleven years of domain name industry experience. She began her career as a marketing intern in the non-profit space at the People for the American Way promoting free expression. Interestingly, she worked at Public Interest Data Incorporated helping non-profits with their fundraising efforts in the 1990s. She worked in the marketing departments at MCI and AOL and then joined Neustar and our industry in 2007.
Over her diverse career at Neustar, she managed marketing for several products including Registry Services, including launching .NYC. and rebranding the .us ccTLD. Most recently she oversaw the Policy, Industry Affairs, and Compliance teams. She was the policy manager and contracting officer for the .us ccTLD and served as the Secretariat of the usTLD Stakeholder Council.
Judy currently sits on the ICANNWIKI Board and is the Treasurer and former board member of The Domain Name Association.
Laurie Tarpey – Chief Financial Officer
Laurie has over twenty years of professional experience including executive roles in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. She has served companies including Raffa, P.C., a public accounting firm specializing in nonprofits, Northern Virginia Family Service, and varied national nonprofit clients of Raffa. As an active volunteer, she serves on the board of the $125M nonprofit, Child Care Aware of America, and as an advisory board member for Social Impact 360. She holds a CPA license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Laurie earned her BA in Economics and Accounting from Holy Cross, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Laurie and her husband, Ken, have 2 grown children and recently relocated from Fairfax to Fauquier County along with their two beloved Labrador Retrievers.
Joe Abley – Chief Technology Officer
Joe has spent the last twenty years working with internet infrastructure in many parts of the work, including satellite and under-sea cables, backbone and access networks and the domain name system. He has a nuanced understanding of the internet at a detailed, technical level, and a pragmatic appreciation of the needs of service providers and the end-users that depend on them.
Joe is an active contributor to efforts promoting technology education in developing regions, and a long-standing participant in standards bodies and technical operator communities. A long history of involvement with infrastructure development and technical capacity-building globally has helped build a world-wide personal network of colleagues in unusual places.
Brian Cimbolic – Vice President and General Counsel
Brian is the Vice President and General Counsel for Public Interest Registry (PIR) and oversees the company’s legal affairs. PIR is a nonprofit company based in Reston, Virginia and is the registry operator of the .ORG top-level domain. Previously, Brian was Deputy General Counsel of PIR and before joining PIR in 2014, Brian was an Associate at Krooth & Altman, LLP, working with clients in real estate finance and litigation matters. Brian holds a B.A. from Catholic University, and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Brian currently lives in Ashburn, VA with his wonderful wife and three kids, but was born and raised in Maryland which explains why he is a huge Baltimore Ravens fan(atic).
Anand Vora – Vice President, Business Affairs
Anand is an experienced strategy and business development executive with over a decade of experience in the domain name and internet industry. Prior to returning to Public Interest Registry, Anand served as the Director of Business Development at Donuts, Inc., where he led the go-to-market strategy with a focus on international markets; including leading the Donuts China operations. Anand is a regular public speaker at industry events.
Paul Diaz – Vice President, Policy
Paul brings nearly two decades of policy development and analysis experience to the Public Interest Registry policy team. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry he 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, Paul was also instrumental in acting as the company’s voice of governmental advocacy through presenting various issues to Congress and Executive branch agencies.
Mary Cornwell – Vice President, Human Resources
Mary brings more than 20 years’ Human Resources experience to the Public Interest Registry leadership team. She began her career with Prudential Healthcare, but ultimately found her niche building HR infrastructure for small to medium-sized federal contractors in the IT industry. At PIR, Mary is responsible for providing vision and leadership regarding human capital strategy, recruiting, compensation and benefits, personnel policy, employee engagement and organizational culture.