It was always great to talk to you, Geofff, I wish you all the best
and hope that from time to time the Wikimedia movement still will
enjoy your advice.

2016-07-14 13:01 GMT+02:00 Michael Jahn <>:
> Working with you has been a brief but nonetheless great pleasure, Geoff!
> Wishing you all the best for this exciting change!
> Michael
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> 2016-07-13 23:25 GMT+02:00 Geoff Brigham <>:
>> 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:
>> With respect, admiration, and gratitude,
>> Geoff
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