Welcome, Amanda –  I hope you're having a great start!
Regards,

Lukas (2011 WMF legal fellow)

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Am Fr., 4. Okt. 2019 um 00:49 Uhr schrieb Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com>:

> Fantastic news.  Welcome, Amanda.  :)  SJ
>
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 1:07 PM Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I know I’ve sent several announcements to this list in recent months
> > regarding new members of the Wikimedia Foundation’s executive team.
> Today,
> > I’m excited to send the last in this series, and officially welcome
> Amanda
> > Keton as General Counsel to the Wikimedia Foundation. Amanda will be
> > starting on October 7, based in San Diego.
> >
> > Amanda has dedicated her career to many of the same values we share as a
> > movement. She joins us from the San Francisco-based Tides Foundation,
> where
> > she served as General Counsel. Tides is a U.S.-based public foundation
> that
> > distributes donor-advised grants and investments with the mission of
> > building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Tides was a
> > partner for us in 2016 as we established our endowment, which remains
> > hosted at Tides. Amanda also served as Head of Tides Foundation and
> People
> > Operations and the CEO of Tides Advocacy,  the policy affiliate in the
> > Tides family of organizations.
> >
> > Before her work at Tides, Amanda worked for Ernst & Young providing
> > nonprofit organizations with consulting, advisory, and compliance
> > services.  She currently serves on the Network for Good board and has
> > previously served on a number of other boards dedicated to equity and
> > justice.
> >
> > In Amanda's words, "My work in nonprofits and the values I developed as a
> > social justice advocate make me especially excited to contribute to
> > Wikimedia in its next phase of growth. I want to be part of ensuring that
> > everyone finds a sense of belonging in the free knowledge movement, and
> > together we serve and defend it exceptionally well. After living in the
> Bay
> > Area for 11 years, my family and I recently moved to San Diego to be
> closer
> > to family, as we welcomed our son in August. I am always on a quest to
> find
> > the perfect playground, a new author to binge read, or a fresh recipe to
> > try."
> >
> > Wikimedia always has been unique in the centrality of legal work as a
> > strategic aspect of our movement. From the first days of the Foundation,
> > our legal team has helped defend the Wikimedia communities and the
> > integrity of free knowledge. They work closely with the community to
> > advocate on behalf of open licensing, freedom of expression, net
> > neutrality, privacy, and other critical enabling elements of our mission.
> >
> > I expect the importance of our legal and policy work to continue as we
> > work toward 2030. Today we see expanding government censorship and
> > increased infringements on access to knowledge around the globe. We see
> > threats to community members on the ground, and threats to the integrity
> of
> > information online. Our ability to engage proactively on these issues,
> > through strategic counsel, policy and advocacy, and impactful litigation
> > will continue to grow in importance to the Wikimedia mission. I’m excited
> > for Amanda to lead the Foundation’s accomplished Legal department as we
> go
> > forward.
> >
> > I also want to take a moment to personally thank and acknowledge Tony
> > Sebro for his excellent work serving as interim General Counsel and
> > Secretary to the Board of Trustees while we searched to fill the position
> > permanently. Tony was a deft and thoughtful partner in addressing issues
> > ranging from copyright policy to malicious DDOS attacks to board
> > governance, and a valued voice on the Foundation’s leadership team.
> Amanda
> > will continue to work closely with Tony as he resumes the position of
> > Deputy General Counsel.
> >
> > Please join me in welcoming Amanda to the Foundation!
> >
> > Katherine
> >
> > --
> >
> > Katherine Maher (she/her)
> >
> > Executive Director
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
> >
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