The Trusted Domain Project's Board of Directors includes experienced innovators in public policy, open source software, Internet messaging and open standards:
- Michael Adkins has been active in Internet security and abuse prevention for the past ten years, and has been one of the Technical Committee Co-Chairs of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) for the past several years. He holds a patent related to using reputation systems to combat messaging abuse and actively participates in the development of open anti-abuse data sharing and domain assurance standards.
- Chandra Alexandre is the founder and executive director of a faith-based charity committed to social justice and works in the public sector as a development officer for a regional public policy advocacy organization. Additionally, she is a frequent presenter in various academic forums and serves as adjunct faculty in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a PhD in Philosophy and Religion and an MBA in Sustainable Management.
- Dave Crocker is a principal with Brandenburg InternetWorking, developing network-based applications businesses and designing system architectures for them. Over the past 40 years he has worked in Internet research, led product development efforts, founded several startups, serving as CEO for one and was CEO of a community non-profit ISP. Dave is a co-recipient of the 2004 IEEE Internet award for his work on email.
- Paul Midgen worked in the areas of internet protocols and security for most of his 17 years at Microsoft Corporation, where he was responsible for the inbound message delivery and anti-spam programs at Hotmail and was active in industry efforts to advance the practice of email authentication. He has recently launched the next phase of his career by joining MessageBus to continue efforts in advancing similar programs.
- Murray Kucherawy, the Project's founder and President, has been doing open source and commercial messaging and standards development and operations for over 20 years. He holds three patents related to email delivery improvements and is the author or co-author of ten Internet RFCs. He is a regular presenter at MAAWG. He is the director and lead developer of OpenDKIM.
The board's members are currently participating in policy and education efforts within MAAWG, and standards development work with the IETF, as well as private collaborative industry groups as they make progress toward the open standards realm.
J.D. Falk (1974-2011) was a tireless and passionate advocate of increased open collaboration in the ongoing work to curb abuse in messaging. He had worked on email and anti-spam systems and policies since 1994, and served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE) since it was formed in 1997. He served Return Path, Inc., as their Director of Internet Standards and Governance, and was active in MAAWG and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). His enthusiasm and warmth are sorely absent from the community. TDP is proud to have counted him among our founding Board members.