Ms Melinda Clem is Vice President Strategy for Afilias, the world’s second largest domain name registry. She has worked in corporate development, strategy, and marketing positions in the domain name registry industry since 2000, and with Afilias since 2007. Prior to the domain industry, Melinda worked in the telecommunications and satellite industries; she has also taught communications strategy for Johns Hopkins University. Melinda is on the Board of Directors of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), represents Afilias on the Secretariat of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on DNS Issues, and is co-Chair of IGF-USA. Melinda holds a degree in Philosophy from American University and an MBA from George Washington University.