[Owasp-board] ACTION REQUESTED: 2017 Roles / Executive Director (8) Applicants

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Tue Dec 20 17:44:41 UTC 2016

Hi Bill,

I was simply proposing a Q1 face to face to get everyone on the same page
and kick off 2017 on the same sheet of music (there are some very important
things out of alignment at this time) and also in Q3.  I do not feel that
these need to be aligned with AppSec conferences as they have there own
value but for a different purpose and I would rather recommend a OWASP
event in the community then RSA as example in Feb..

The purpose of the board meeting is to get the alignment of the elected
board members on the same page so not to waste efforts and time with things
of insignificance to the mission.. It is common to have quarterly board
meetings to measure performance of the business listen to achievements and
set new directives for the next business quarter in addition to any
project, chapter etc. activities that are  on the individuals plate.
Virtual participation can be accommodated if needed to do that..* but
nothing replaces face to face discussion I think you would agree.*

The elected Board has a obligation to drive the 2 million dollar
professional association forward (annual report is coming....)  and to the
membership it represents to perform certain functions example
fine example was created in 2013 and outlines the responsibilities.

We track attendance of the meetings see
why bother if it is not important to comply with 3.03 of the Bylaws.
Having historical continuity is important at a organization see:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_History as well as updated
records to reflect on as example:
<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Votes>  so we can always
reflect on the past actions.

Thanks for your input on this thread.  I await a second to the motion and a
vote by email of the board members on this topic.

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:20 AM, Bil Corry <bil.corry at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Tom,
> Would this in-person meeting in January be in lieu of the typical
> in-person meeting that occurs later in the year?
> Or are you proposing that there be two in-person meetings in 2017?
> - Bil
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 6:01 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>> All;
>> The OWASP Board had agreed in July 2016 to put forward a job description
>> and a budget to hire a Executive Director and after a review this morning
>> we have received (8) applicants, ZERO reviews and it appears we are FAILING
>> the community in interviewing candidates. .During the executive session on
>> Dec 14th https://www.owasp.org/index.php/December_14,_2016 we (Matt,
>> Josh and me) spoke about this however we did not have a quorum to vote on
>> anything or move the ball forward for the community. A recommendation was
>> made and we need to reconnect on this topic for a motion and a vote.
>> per bylaws per section 3.03. 3.04 and 3.05 and due to lack of attendance
>> and quorum of board members, I am requesting a emergency meeting face to
>> face of all elected board members to address this and related items.
>> Secondly per the bylaws we are now in violation of our own guidelines and
>> were unable to get to \ roles and responsibilities of the elected board for
>> 2017 in November 8th then November 30th meeting for this purpose was
>> cancelled and finally Dec 14th we failed to address it or have quorum. .
>> https://www.owasp.org/images/e/e1/OWASPByLawsOfficial-25Sept2015CLEAN.pdf
>> I am in favor of a virtual meeting however as discussed on the last board
>> meeting I believe it is necessary to have a face-to-face off-site meeting
>> to align for the 2017 in Q1 2017 any location will work, CA, NJ, TX,
>> <insert location>.  There was also a discussion about having a 3rd party
>> attend and facilitate a board workshop, we could accomplish this as well.
>> AppSec California is coming up in January and I support using this venue to
>> connect the dots since it is a fantastic example of our community and we
>> should be supporting it  https://2017.appseccalifornia.org/
>> Do I have a second on the motion for the emergency meeting and to meet on
>> the 23rd at 2pm PST @ AppSec California in person re: email vote re:
>> section 3.09 of the bylaws.
>> Please reply:
>> *2017 Board Members*
>> - Tom - Yes/Motion
>> - Johanna
>> - Michael
>> - Josh
>> - Matt
>> - Andrew
>> Outgoing Board members for 2016 your vote is requested for the record on
>> this topic
>> - Tobias
>> - Carter
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Votes
>> *** Note this has not been updated since July*
>> =================
>> Onbackground:
>> Job Posting
>> https://owasp.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk062sn
>> --
>> Tom Brennan
>> 973-202-0122 <(973)%20202-0122>
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Tom Brennan
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