Lynn St. Amour is President and CEO of the Internet Society. She joined the Internet Society in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) division, and was responsible for international expansion. She became the global Executive Director and COO in 1999 and held that position until her appointment as President and CEO in February of 2001.
St. Amour significantly expanded the Internet Society, establishing it as an internationally respected expert on Internet governance, and technical, development, and policy issues affecting the Internet. She is a frequent speaker at Internet conferences, an active participant in many United Nation’s organizations and agencies as well as the World Economic Forum, and she serves on numerous boards of global organizations.
St. Amour has extensive experience in global IT and international business. Her background includes positions at the highest levels in international sales and marketing, strategic planning, partner management, and manufacturing. Prior to joining the Internet Society, she was director of Business Development and Joint Venture Operations for AT&T’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa division. Earlier in her career, she was a Strategic Alliance Director for Digital and led Digital’s corporate manufacturing restructuring efforts as the leader of the worldwide Capacity Management Team.
A graduate of the University of Vermont, St. Amour began her career in information technology with the General Electric Corporation.