Geoff thank you for your amazing service to the movement. You will indeed be dearly missed.
James On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for your service, Geoff. I hope that we will still see you > around. Good luck with the new gig. :) > > Regards, > > Pine > > On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:25 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: Wikimediaemail@example.com > > 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine www.opentextbookofmedicine.com _______________________________________________ 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>