Thanks for the update, Christophe. Wishing the board a productive, fruitful and smooth year!
And Happy Wikimania, everyone, especially to all the Wikimedians who couldn't make it this year. So great that we have live-streaming this year (thanks again, Melody & Eddie!) and can participate and support from all ends of the world. Best, Shani. On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:16 PM, Christophe Henner <chen...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi everyone, > > As is customary, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees met right > before Wikimania and appointed new trustees and elected its officers. > > This is a rare occasion as I will not need to write a farewell email. The > two Board members that were finishing their terms, María and Dariusz, were > re-elected after the recent community election. And as of today, James > Heilman has formally rejoined the Board of Trustees. > > Today the Board also elected the officer positions. I am pleased to report > that the Board has reiterated its trust in the current officers, and both > María and I will continue serving as Vice Chair and Chair of the Board, > respectively, for another year. > > It feels a little weird to write this email as there's not much change from > last year. But I believe that stability and continuity are more than > welcome! > > So please, join me in "welcoming" María, Dariusz, and James as trustees of > the Wikimedia Foundation Board. > > María Sefidari began contributing to the Wikimedia projects in 2006 and has > since served in several roles across the Wikimedia movement. She was a > founding member of Wikimedia España and Wikimujeres Grupo de Usuarias, and > she also helped create Spanish Wikipedia's LGBT Wikiproject. She has served > on several Foundation governance committees, including the Affiliations and > Individual Engagement Grants committees. María is a professor in the > Digital Communications, Culture and Citizenship Master's degree program of > Rey Juan Carlos University at the MediaLab-Prado in Madrid, Spain. She has > previously served on the Board from August 2013 to July 2015, and most > recently joined the Board once again in January 2016. She has been selected > for a second term which will conclude at Wikimania 2020. > > Dariusz Jemielniak has held a variety of roles on Wikimedia projects, > including administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser, steward and ombudsman. He > served as the chair of the Wikimedia community’s Funds Dissemination > Committee for three terms and is the author of “Common knowledge?: An > Ethnography of Wikipedia.” Dariusz is a full professor of Management, the > head of the Center for Research on Organizations and Workplaces, and a > co-founder of the New Research on Digital Societies (NeRDS) group at > Kozminski University. Dariusz has been re-appointed for a second term as a > Trustee after first joining the Board in July 2015. > > James Heilman, M.D., has helped to found both Wikimedia Canada and > WikiProject Med Foundation. As an emergency physician in Cranbrook, British > Columbia, and a faculty member of emergency medicine at the University of > British Columbia, James is an active member of the medical community on > Wikimedia projects. James has also been involved in establishing > collaborations with several organizations, including Translators Without > Borders and the World Health Organization, to improve Wikimedia’s coverage > of medical content. James previously served on the Board of Trustees from > July to December 2015. > > Christophe Henner has been a leader within the Wikimedia community for more > than 12 years. Prior to joining the Foundation Board in 2016, he served as > Board Chair of Wikimedia France, and had been a member of the chapter’s > Board since 2007. During this time, he spent nearly three years in Vice > Chair and Chair positions. Christophe is currently the Chief Operating > Officer (COO) of the Blade Group, a cloud computing company headquartered > in France. At Blade, Christophe is scaling up operations to support the > company's transition from a start-up to a global company. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>