*Wikimedia Foundation Announces 2011-2012 Board of Trustees and Elected
HAIFA, ISRAEL--August 2, 2011 The Wikimedia Foundation today announced the
official Board of Trustees and elected officers for 2011-2012. As a result
of an official community election in June, the full Board is as follows:

Ting Chen
Jimmy Wales
Jan-Bart de Vreede
Stuart West
Phoebe Ayers
Samuel Klein
Bishakha Datta
Matt Halprin
Arne Klempert
Kat Walsh

In addition, the Board has elected its officers for the coming year: Ting
Chen will remain Chair of the Board, Jan-Bart de Vreede has been elected
Vice-Chair, Stuart West has been reelected Treasurer,  and Phoebe Ayers has
been elected Secretary.

“I’m really proud to announce our full Board for the year, and our new slate
of officers,” said Ting Chen, Chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
Trustees. “It’ll be an exciting and challenging year and I’m looking forward
to working closely with such strong, talented leaders as we further the
Wikimedia movement together.”

The decisions were made following a series of Board meetings coinciding with
the seventh annual Wikimania conference, held in Haifa, Israel. The Board
meets every year during Wikimania, the annual international conference, run
by the Wikimedia community, and organized by a different local team each
year. This year, 650 Wikipedia editors, Wikimedia advocates, researchers and
educators from 56 countries will attend the conference. Wikimania is
celebrating its seventh year in Haifa, Israel, previously held in Egypt,
Argentina, Germany, Poland and Taiwan. In 2012, Wikimania will take place in
the United States in Washington, DC.

About the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimania


The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization which operates
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix,
Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation
receive more than 390 million unique visitors per month, making them the 5th
most popular web property world-wide (May, 2011). Available in more than 270
languages, Wikipedia contains more than 18 million articles contributed by a
global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people. Based in San
Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3)
charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants.

Media Contacts:

Moka Pantages
Global Communications Manager
Wikimedia Foundation
Tel. +1 415 839 6885

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