Thanks for the note Christophe and congratulations Alice! So happy to see you continue on the board!
Thanks as well guy for being willing to provide your service these past 2 years! Good luck in the future! On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 3:13 PM Patricio Lorente <patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks for the update, Christophe! > > Alice, I am so glad that you are staying for another term! Thank you so > much for your dedication and commitment :) > > And last but not least, thank you Guy, for sharing with us your vast > experience and unique perspective. I really appreciate that. Hope that we > will meet again soon. > > > Patricio > > El vie., 23 de dic. de 2016 a la(s) 17:04, Christophe Henner < > chen...@wikimedia.org> escribió: > > > Hi everyone, > > > > Last week, at our December meeting, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of > > Trustees made some decisions regarding the two Board terms expiring at > the > > end of this year. Alice Wiegand sought and received reappointment for a > > term which will end at Wikimania 2018. Guy Kawasaki decided not to seek > > reappointment, and will complete his term at the end of December. > > > > Alice joined the Board in 2012 when she was selected to serve in one of > the > > two affiliate-selected board seats. She was subsequently appointed to > fill > > one of the four appointed expert seats, and will be completing her first > > full term in that role this month. Alice lives in Germany, and has been > > involved with German Wikipedia since 2004 and Wikimedia Deutschland since > > 2008. Her unique background brings an important perspective on matters > > related to the Wikimedia communities, strategy development, > organizational > > structuring, and executive accounting and assessment. Given her skills, > > experience in the movement, and working knowledge of recent Board > history, > > we felt it was important to retain her presence for an additional term. > > > > The Board appreciates Guy’s commitment to Wikimedia and the input he > > provided while serving on the Board. Guy joined the Board in 2015 when he > > was selected to fill one of the four appointed expert seats. A prominent > > figure in Silicon Valley, Guy has brought a unique perspective to the > > challenges and opportunities the Board has considered during his term. > Even > > though we only worked together for a short time, I enjoyed his fresh > point > > of view that forced us to step out of our comfort zone, and reconsider > > things we've done for years. In a time of evolution, the value from those > > questions was really high. > > > > Alice's new appointment will last 1.5 years as opposed to 2 years. We > > have asked Alice to serve a term which ends at Wikimania 2018 (instead of > > in December 2018) to help consolidate Board transitions to the annual > > meeting at Wikimania, rather than spread throughout the year. Our hope is > > this shift will support a more effective onboarding process for new > > members. > > > > We will provide more information in January on our plans for filling the > > vacancy now left by Guy's departure, as well as the other vacancies on > the > > Board. Until then, I invite you to join me in congratulating Alice on her > > reappointment, and thanking Guy for his service to Wikimedia. > > Congratulations, Alice, and thank you, Guy! > > > > As 2016 comes to an end, please allow me to take a moment and thank all > of > > you, on behalf of the Board, for your support, efforts, and contributions > > this past year. We overcame many hurdles together and achieved many > > collaborative accomplishments. I am confident that we will make 2017 an > > amazing year. I am looking forward to continuing to work with all of you > as > > we come together in service of the movement in new ways. There is still > > much to achieve and hurdles to overcome, but, together, we have what it > > takes. > > > > On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, > > Christophe Henner, Chair > > > > PS. 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