Hi Garfield, I'm very sad to hear this news. You've made a big impact on the Wikimedia organisations (not just the WMF!) over the last few years, and I'm sure that many community members will be using the phrase 'narrative' for years to come! I particularly appreciate the work that you've done to review the financial systems that the various Wikimedia organisations use, and your work helping the FDC assess the financial aspects of proposals.
I wish you all the best with your new job! Thanks, Mike > On 10 Sep 2015, at 22:53, Garfield Byrd <gb...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > 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> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>