[Foundation-l] Welcome Sue !

oscar van dillen oscarvandillen at wikimedia.org
Thu Jun 28 10:58:19 UTC 2007

welcome aboard sue!

to the worldwide welcomes i herewith add my greetings from rotterdam ;-)


On 6/27/07, Florence Devouard <anthere at anthere.org> wrote:
> Dear Wikimedians,
> Please join me in welcoming Sue Gardner to the Wikimedia Foundation. Sue
> joins us today as a consultant and special advisor to the Wikimedia
> Board of Trustees.
> Sue's arrival is an important step for Wikimedia as we continue to
> evolve as an organization. We want to ensure sustainability and
> reliability, as well as set the stage for future growth: Sue's role is
> to help us do that. She is well-suited to the job: she's
> consensus-oriented (which as we know is important in an organization
> like ours), and she has experience leading change and managing
> transitions like the one we're facing. She is sympathetic to our goals
> and values, and also has some experience with collaborative projects.
> Sue will be responsible for assessing and improving all aspects of the
> Foundation's operations. This means she'll be taking a look at how we do
> things today –everything from staffing to fundraising to financial
> controls– and recommending improvements.
> Sue comes to us from CBC.CA, the website of Canada's national public
> broadcaster, and that country's largest and most popular news site.
> Under her leadership as Senior Director there, CBC.CA more than doubled
> its audience size, and won dozens of international awards. Prior to
> running CBC.CA, she was a journalist for 10 years, writing for magazines
> and newspapers, and making documentaries and talk programming for media
> companies such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British
> Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio.
> Please join me in welcoming her.
> Florence Devouard
> Chair Wikimedia Foundation
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