The Domain Name Association has appointed industry newcomer Roy Arbeit as its new executive director.
Arbeit was most recently managing director of sales and marketing at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He’s also worked for the American Arbitration Association, Ernst & Young, and Citibank.
He will take the DNA top job effective March 15.
He’s stepping into an empty office. The last DNA executive director Kurt Pritz, who quit in October after two years in the job.
DNA chair Adrian Kinderis said: “He is a strategic thinker and experienced team builder who will help us to accelerate our mission of making the importance, value, and utility of domain names more widely understood.”