I'm sorry to see you go, Garfield.
I wish you the best.


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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
> >
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> >
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