Ms. Raad served as the CEO of .ORG the Public Interest registry from July 2007 to
September 2010. She has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications,
payment, and Internet sectors. By revitalizing the company and re-positioning the
.ORG brand, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), has experienced tremendous
growth, both in revenues and in market share, from 6 million in registrations to
over 8 million, and from $35 million to $54 million from 2007 to 2010 respectively.
Ms. Raad is not only a back-to-back winner of the Smart100 CEO award for 2008 and
2009, but under her leadership PIR was named a FUTURE 50 company, recognition reserved
for the 50 fastest growing companies in the Greater Washington Area. She is also
recognized as a local as well as national leader with awards ranging from the Washington
Business Journal to the National Association of Professional Women’s VIP of the
year award in 2009.
Prior to PIR, Alexa co-founded dotMobi, a top-level domain for the mobile market.
She also founded the DNSSEC Industry Coalition and the Registration Infrastructure
Security Group (RISG), both international industry groups focused on innovative
approaches to resolving security issues on the Internet. Alexa is an influential
leader in the area of internet security and stability, and has hosted forums and
participated on many panels examining related trends and best practices.
Alexa received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, and her MBA
an MSIS from George Washington University. She is currently a member of the International
Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Corporate Directors,
Mindshare, VISTAGE, GWU Luther Rice Society, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG),
and the Economic Club of Washington.