Dr. Heilman wrote:

>... we need someone who has excellent communication and people skills.
> Technical skills can be hired for at other levels of the organization while
> people skill cannot typically be taught.
> Katherine, our current interim ED, appears to have these qualities. If
> she is [interested] in taking on the position long term I would hope
> her candidacy is given serious consideration by the board.

I agree with this completely. The Foundation could save so much money
and time if the Board would simply appoint Katherine and bypass the
planned search in recognition of Katherine's observed performance
working at the WMF which no external candidate can possibly match,

Can we at least get confirmation that her performance working at the
Foundation will be appropriately weighted in her favor if we do have
another lengthy, expensive, third-party search?

Best regards,
Jim Salsman

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