Internet2 Welcomes Belinda E. Nixon as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Belinda E. Nixon as the new Internet2 vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective June 20, 2023. In this role, Belinda will be part of the Internet2 executive leadership team and responsible for the strategic direction of all legal services and government relations.   

Belinda is an accomplished lawyer and leader with a broad and deep background in technology, compliance, legal services, and regulatory issues. She has over 20 years of experience practicing communications law and policy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in private practice.

Belinda E. Nixon
Belinda E. Nixon

Most recently, Belinda was a partner in the Technology Transactions and Privacy Group at Perkins Coie, serving as a trusted legal advisor to telecommunications and technology companies from start-ups to the Fortune 100, as well as government, public, and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, she was a deputy division chief in the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) where she provided strategic guidance on wireless telecommunications infrastructure policy, including 5G and broadband deployment, to FCC Commissioners and other leaders. 

Now as vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Internet2, Belinda will serve as the top legal officer for the non-profit organization, leading all corporate compliance matters, regulatory issues, contracting, and legal strategies to support business initiatives, risk mitigation, and governance matters. She also will lead Internet2’s government relations strategy, including public policy, advocacy, and proactive monitoring of federal legislation that impacts the research and education community.  

Belinda earned a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Stanford University. 

Belinda E. Nixon

“I am excited to be joining the highly accomplished team at Internet2. Together with our member and partner community, we will leverage the transformative power of collaboration and community-driven technology solutions to shape the future of research and education.”

– Belinda Nixon, Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Internet2.

Howard Pfeffer

“We are thrilled to have Belinda join the Internet2 team. Her expertise, experience, and leadership will be a great asset to Internet2 and the research and education community.”

– Howard Pfeffer, President and CEO of Internet2.