Congratulations and Welcome on board to Ryan!

Regards,
Bobby Shabangu

On Thu, 15 Aug 2019 at 01:28, Eileen Hershenov <ehershe...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Wait - how many people did Doug Stamper murder?
>
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 5:54 PM effe iets anders <effeietsand...@gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Congrats Ryan!
> >
> > The main question here at Wikimania is really... Will you be more like
> Leo
> > McGarry or like Doug Stamper as far as it comes to problem solving? :)
> >
> > Lodewijk
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 07:33 Rajeeb Dutta <marajoz...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Congrats Ryan & all my best wishes, thanks Katherine for the update.
> > >
> > > Best Regards,
> > > Rajeeb.
> > > (U: Marajozkee)
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > > > On 13-Aug-2019, at 10:15 PM, Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > >
> > > > I’m excited to let you all know that Ryan Merkley, formerly CEO of
> > > Creative Commons, is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as my new chief
> of
> > > staff.
> > > >
> > > > Many of you have met Ryan before -- at CC Summit, Wikimania,
> Wikimedia
> > > Summit, or MozFest. He’s a leader in open source, open knowledge, and
> > > free-culture communities, and for the past five years, he’s been the
> CEO
> > of
> > > Creative Commons, initiating programs like CC search to index all 1.6
> > > billion licensed works online. He’s passionate about the power of the
> > > commons, and the role that everyone can play in making it sustainable
> and
> > > open to all. I couldn’t be happier he’s now bringing this passion and
> > > experience to our movement.
> > > >
> > > > In Ryan’s own words, “My heart has always been in open communities,
> and
> > > the power of collective acts --  that is, the things that people can
> only
> > > do when they work together, like building a commons of free knowledge
> for
> > > every person.”
> > > >
> > > > For now, Ryan’s two top priorities will be bolstering the work of the
> > > movement strategy team and supporting the Board. He’ll support the
> > strategy
> > > core team to move the Working Group recommendations into implementation
> > > within the community and Foundation over the course of the coming year.
> > > He’ll also serve as Board liaison to the Board of Trustees,
> strengthening
> > > the connections, communications, and coordination between Trustees and
> > the
> > > Foundation. Internally, he’ll support the office of the Executive
> > Director,
> > > acting in my stead on various projects.
> > > >
> > > > I’m excited by this new role for an old friend of the open community.
> > > Ryan knows our movement well. He has spent many hours with many
> > > Wikimedians, and understands the centrality of the community to the
> > > Wikimedia mission and identity. His background as a partner to
> Wikimedia,
> > > and a leader in the broader open movement will be invaluable to our
> work,
> > > and confirmation of the importance of community experience in
> Foundation
> > > leadership.
> > > >
> > > > Ryan doesn’t start in his new role until Monday, September 16th.
> > > However, he will be at Wikimania, so for those of you attending, please
> > say
> > > hi, and join me in welcoming him to Wikimedia!
> > > >
> > > > Katherine
> > > >
> > > > P.S. This announcement can also be found on our news page:
> > >
> >
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/08/13/wikimedia-foundation-welcomes-ryan-merkley-as-chief-of-staff-to-the-office-of-the-executive-director
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Katherine Maher (she/her)
> > > > Executive Director
> > > > Wikimedia Foundation
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