|Email:||elaine [at] mindsandmachines.com|
Elaine Pruis is the VP of Operations at Donuts, the largest applicant for new gTLDs. She is well-known for her time at Minds + Machines, a company she co-founded with Antony Van Couvering, and where she held various executive roles, including Chief of Registry Operations, CTO, and Vice President of Client Services. She left Minds + Machines for Donuts in March 2013, immediately prior to the scheduled approval of the first new gTLDs.
She completed her B.S. from Michigan Technological University in 1995. 
In the past, Elaine Pruis has worked as a Field Representative at US Bureau of Justice Statistics (1999-2001); and as a Research Manager at Bavendam Research Associates (1995-1997).