On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 10:48 PM, aude <aude.w...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> 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.
>>
>
> \o/ !!!! :-)
>
> I am quite confident that Katherine will be a good fit for this role.
>
> Her background, prior to joining WMF, is in doing work that is inline
> withour values.
>
> Thank you Katherine for stepping into the position.
>

I forgot to say مبروك (congratulations) :-)

Curious if you will be able to attend the hackathon in Jerusalem? and/or
WikiArabia in Amman? (though can understand if you are too busy or for
other reasons can't)

Cheers,
Katie


>
> Cheers,
> Katie
>
>
>
>>
>> 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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