Congrats Geoff on your new and extraordinarily challenging role! Best of luck and thank you for all of your hard work on behalf of the WMF.
~Nathan On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Geoff Brigham <gbrig...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi all, > > Over the past five years, I’ve been honored to serve as the General Counsel > and Secretary of the Wikimedia Foundation. This job has been amazing, and > I’m grateful to everyone who has made it so rewarding. It's now time for my > next step, so, in the coming days, I will be leaving the Foundation to > pursue a new career opportunity. > > I depart with such love for the mission, the Foundation, the Wikimedia > communities, and my colleagues at work. I thank my past and present bosses > as well as the Board for their support and guidance. I stand in awe of the > volunteer writers, editors, and photographers who contribute every day to > the Wikimedia projects. And I will hold special to my heart my past and > current teams, including legal and community advocacy. :) You have taught, > given, and enriched me so much. > > After my departure, Michelle Paulson will serve as interim head of Legal, > and, subject to Board approval, Stephen LaPorte will serve as interim > Secretary to the Board. I can happily report that they have the experience > and expertise to ensure a smooth and professional transition. > > The future of the Foundation under Katherine's leadership is exciting. > Having had the pleasure of working for her, I know Katherine will take the > Foundation to its next level in promoting and defending the outstanding > mission and values of the Wikimedia movement. Although I'm delighted about > my next opportunity, I will miss this new chapter in the Foundation's > story. > > My last day at the Foundation will be July 18th. After that, I will take a > month off to recharge my batteries, and then I start my new gig at YouTube > in the Bay Area. There, I will serve as Director of YouTube Trust & Safety, > managing global teams for policy, legal, and anti-abuse operations. As with > Wikimedia, I look forward to learning from those teams and tackling > together a new set of exciting, novel challenges. > > For those who want to stay in touch, please do! My personal email is: > geoffrey.r.brig...@gmail.com. > > With respect, admiration, and gratitude, > > Geoff > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>