All, For the last four years, I’ve led the Wikimedia Foundation’s finance, administration, and office IT teams. I've had the opportunity to work closely with many of you through collaboration with the Wikimedia affiliates. They have been remarkable experiences, and I am grateful for all I’ve learned from you during my time here. Therefore it is with some sadness that today I am letting you know that I’ve decided to take a new opportunity outside the WMF, at a California-based foundation focused on public education.
It has been a privilege to work with so many exceptional people over the years. I’ve watched the WMF mature and take on many new challenges, and our community grow and diversify. Our commitment to our free knowledge mission is as strong as ever, and now shared by even more people. While I’ll no longer be on staff, I plan to find ways to stay involved in the Wikimedia community. I look forward to seeing the movement continue to do its important work. My last day will be September 30. I look forward to staying in touch and continuing to support our mission. Best, Garfield -- Garfield Byrd Chief of Finance and Administration Wikimedia Foundation 415.839.6885 ext 6787 415.882.0495 (fax) www.wikimediafoundation.org Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! *https://donate.wikimedia.org <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>* _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>