I'm sorry to see you go, Garfield. I wish you the best.
*María Cruz * \\ Communications and Outreach Coordinator, L&E Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. mc...@wikimedia.org | : @marianarra_ <https://twitter.com/marianarra_> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote: > 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> > _______________________________________________ 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>