Buell is the Internet Society’s Regional Bureau Director for North America. In this role, Mark oversees the Internet Society’s activities in the United States and Canada. This includes the organization’s policy-related activities in Washington and Ottawa, and supporting the North American Internet community.
From 2009 to 2016, Mark held a variety of positions with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the registry for the .CA country code top-level domain. In 2010, Mark initiated the Canadian Internet Forum, Canada’s national Internet Governance Forum, and continued to coordinate the event until 2016.
Prior to joining CIRA, Mark spent more than a decade working in Indigenous health policy, first as a Community Development Officer at an Inuit land claim organization in the Western Canadian Arctic, then as the Director of Communications and Research at the National Aboriginal Health Organization in Ottawa.