Wonderful news, and and excellent choice. Thank you indeed, Katherine. I
eagerly look forward to what comes next!
On Mar 10, 2016 20:06, "James Heilman" <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> A very positive move. Thank you Katherine for agreeing to step up and take
> on this role. You have my full confidence :-)
>
> James
>
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 8:01 PM, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Congratulations, Katherine!
> >
> > She is an excellent choice to navigate us through for this difficult
> time.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Pharos
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:55 PM, Patricio Lorente <
> > patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > I’m happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation leadership team has
> > > proposed an interim Executive Director, and the Board has given our
> full
> > > support. Starting on March 14th, current Chief Communications Officer
> > > Katherine Maher (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Katherine_(WMF))
> > > will
> > > step into the role of interim Executive Director. We thank the C-levels
> > for
> > > their careful consideration in this process, and Katherine for stepping
> > up
> > > during this period of transition.
> > >
> > > In choosing an interim ED, the C-levels started by identifying
> immediate
> > > priorities for the coming months, including building trust, improving
> > > communications, and filling key leadership positions. They felt, and we
> > > agree, that Katherine is the right person to lead the organization
> while
> > it
> > > addresses these and other important issues. Additionally, this will
> allow
> > > the rest of the executive team to focus on critical organizational
> > > functions, including community and engineering management, fundraising,
> > and
> > > strengthening our human resources function. You can read more about our
> > > process and thinking here:
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/March_2016_-_Leadership_Team_transition_planning
> > >
> > >
> > > Katherine has been with the Foundation as Chief Communications Officer
> > for
> > > about two years now. During that time, she has developed a versatile
> and
> > > effective team that serves the needs of the organization and movement,
> > > collaborating closely with other departments and the community. She has
> > > thoughtfully introduced new capacities and led her team through
> > > transitions, and played a critical role in shepherding the strategy
> > process
> > > and the annual plan, in collaboration with other C-levels. She is known
> > for
> > > listening to and empowering the people that she works with.
> > >
> > > For those who don’t know Katherine, she’s been a longtime advocate for
> > > global open communities, culture, and technology. She previously led
> > > advocacy for the international digital rights organization Access Now,
> > > where she worked on freedom of expression, access to information, and
> > > privacy. She has supported the efforts of citizens and governments
> around
> > > the world to deepen transparency and participation in her roles at the
> > > World Bank, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs,
> and
> > > UNICEF (where her team built wikis for youth participation in major
> > global
> > > issues). She is a member of the advisory board of the Open Technology
> > Fund.
> > >
> > > With interim leadership in place, our next step as the Board is to move
> > > quickly to plan and implement the search for a permanent Executive
> > > Director. We will be working together over the coming weeks to clarify
> > > roles and responsibilities in this search, and identify the best way
> for
> > > community and staff to participate.  We want this process to be
> inclusive
> > > and incorporate many voices. We look forward to sharing an update on
> our
> > > progress toward the end of next week.
> > >
> > > As interim Executive Director, Katherine will report to the Board.
> Geoff
> > > Brigham will continue serving as Board Secretary, and Jaime Villagomez
> as
> > > Board Treasurer, reporting to the Board in those capacities. As of
> March
> > > 14, Katherine's reports include the C-team: Geoff Brigham, Jaime
> > > Villagomez, Maggie Dennis, Lisa Gruwell, Joady Lohr, and Wes Moran. The
> > > Communications team will continue to report to Katherine for the time
> > > being, with support from the leadership of Juliet Barbara and Heather
> > > Walls.
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > >
> > >                                          Patricio
> > >
> > > Translation notice - This message is available for translation on
> > > Meta-Wiki:
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/10_March_2010_-_Wikimedia_Foundation_executive_transition_update
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