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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:27:30 -0800
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Kelly Battles and Arnnon 
Geshuri join Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

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Kelly Battles and Arnnon Geshuri join Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
New Trustees bring deep financial, operational, and organizational development 
expertise to Wikimedia’s free knowledge mission 
San Francisco -- January 5, 2016 -- Today the Wikimedia Foundation announced 
two new members to its Board of Trustees: Kelly Battles and Arnnon Geshuri. The 
new Trustees bring deep expertise in strategy and financial oversight, and 
diversity and organizational development, as well as a commitment to advancing 
Wikimedia’s vision of free knowledge for the world. 
“We considered dozens of candidates from all over the world, with 
not-for-profit and technology experience, and the highest professional 
standards.” said Dariusz Jemielniak, Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board 
Governance Committee and Board Trustee. “Kelly's finance and auditing skills 
will be essential to the Board’s oversight and budgeting responsibilities. 
Arnnon's expertise in talent development and cultural diversity will be 
indispensable for the development of the Wikimedia Foundation, and 
communications and transparency within the Wikimedia movement. We look forward 
to partnering with them.”
A veteran financial executive, Kelly brings more than 25 years of experience in 
financial management and administrative oversight for leading technology 
companies and non-profit organizations. She currently serves as Chief Financial 
Officer of Bracket Computing, a cloud virtualization company in Mountain View, 
California. Her earlier roles included Chief Financial Officer at Host 
Analytics, Vice President of Finance at IronPort, and Director of Strategy and 
Corporate Development at Hewlett Packard.
“As a non-profit supporting one of the most popular websites in the world, the 
Wikimedia Foundation has a unique responsibility to practice transparent, 
effective stewardship of donor resources,” said Kelly. “I am excited to lend my 
financial and strategic experience to an organization dedicated to making 
knowledge more freely available to the world.”
Arnnon brings more than 20 years of experience in developing strong 
organizational cultures with diverse, passionate employees. He is currently the 
VP of Human Resources  at Tesla Motors, where he shepherds Tesla’s unique 
culture and oversees all global people operations, analytics, and staffing. 
Before joining Tesla, Arnnon served as Senior Director of HR and Staffing at 
Google, where he built the company’s talent acquisition and diversity strategy, 
growing the organization to more than 20,000 people in five years. Earlier in 
his career, Arnnon served as Vice President of People Operations and Director 
of Global Staffing at E*TRADE Financial. 
“I have always believed in the power of open, transparent knowledge. Wikipedia 
represents some of the best aspects of our changing world: deeper knowledge, 
collaboration, and, ultimately, understanding,” said Arnnon. “This opportunity 
is a true privilege for me and I am thrilled to help support this powerful 
“Kelly and Arnnon bring a special combination of expertise, integrity, and love 
for our mission. From Arnnon’s people and culture expertise to Kelly’s strong 
financial management background, both members bring valuable skills to 
strengthen our Board and help grow the Wikimedia movement for future 
generations. Most importantly, they bring a deep commitment to making knowledge 
more freely available for people around the world,” said executive director 
Lila Tretikov.
Kelly and Arnnon were approved unanimously by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of 
Trustees. Both terms are effective Jan 1, 2016 and will last for two years. 
Please see the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees for complete biographies. 
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and 
operates Wikipedia. Wikipedia attracts more than 15 billion page views each 
month. Every month roughly 75,000 people edit Wikipedia, collectively creating, 
improving, and maintaining its more than 35 million articles across hundreds of 
languages -- all of which makes Wikipedia one of the most popular web 
properties in the world. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia 
Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations 
and grants.
Wikimedia Foundation Press Contact 
Katherine Maher+1 415-839-6885 ext 
Samantha Lien
Communications | Wikimedia Foundation 149 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, 
CA 94105

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