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Donuts hires the face of the new gTLD program

Kevin Murphy, May 17, 2013, 11:50:43 (UTC), Domain Registries

Portfolio gTLD applicant Donuts has hired Michele Jourdan, who until last week was head of new gTLD communications at ICANN.

Michele JourdanShe has joined the company as director of sales and marketing, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Applicants and others following the program closely will remember her from the regular update videos published by ICANN.

She worked for ICANN for almost five years, but only in the last year or so started to take a visible front seat role in interactions with community members. I understand she left ICANN a week ago.

Jourdan is not the first ICANN alum Donuts has taken on.

Its CFO is former ICANN CFO Kevin Wilson, and we recently learned that former new gTLD program manager Kurt Pritz has been recruited, non-exclusively, as a consultant.

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Comments (2)

  1. Richard "R" Funden says:

    The revolving door revolves…

  2. Rubens Kuhl says:

    The revolving door goes the other way too, with ICANN hiring people from applicants with leadership positions among them.

    “Empire Strikes Back”, perhaps… 😉

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