Forward on behalf of Kelly Battles.

Hello All -
My name is Kelly Bodnar Battles and I am honored to have joined the Wikimedia 
Foundation Board of Trustees in January of this year.
Professionally, I am a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and a material part of my 
near term Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) Board responsibilities will be to chair 
the Audit Committee.  Currently, the voting members of the Audit Committee are 
myself, Alice Wiegand, María Sefidari and Denny Vrandečić.  WMF’s CFO and 
Treasurer Jaime Villagomez is also an important stakeholder on this committee 
as well.
As you may know, we have the precedent of having non-voting members (please see 
role definition below) from outside the board participate in the Audit 
Committee as well.  Toward that end, I would like to:

-      First and foremost, thank Matt Bisanz, Michael Snow, Abhijith Jayanthi, 
Ben Creasy and Florian Gerl for participating in this committee as non-voting 
members in the recent past.

-      Request that if you are interested (or know of other volunteers in the 
community who may be interested) in serving in this capacity for this next 
cycle (from selection through June 2017), please send to me at this email 
address ( <>) your resume, 
the top 3 reasons why you want to do this and the top 3 things you will add to 
the Audit Committee.

-      Propose the following steps and timeline for the selection process:
    -      Candidates submit their interest and the above information to me no 
later than April 15
    -      The Audit Committee will interview top 4 candidates by May 10
    -      The Audit Committee will select the top 2 candidate by May 15
    -      Selected candidates join the Audit committee by June 1 and attend 
July Audit Committee meeting

-      Outline the following important preferences for candidates interested in 
this role:
    -      5+ years of operational finance and or accounting experience
    -      Solid understanding of the mission and operations of WMF
    -      Prior executive or board experience
    -      CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or MBA (Masters in Business 
Administration), or equivalent earned
    -      Capacity to commit an estimated 20-30 hours annually to attend both 
quarterly and other ad-hoc meetings, prepare or review required materials, and 
interact with committee, staff and/or board as required.
Once again, I am thrilled to be part of this amazing organization.  Thank you 
for the warm welcome I have received so far.
See link for Audit Committee charter 
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