[Owasp-board] [Owasp-community] [Owasp-leaders] Please Welcome Karen Staley as the OWASP Foundation Executive Director

Owen Pendlebury owen.pendlebury at owasp.org
Sun Nov 19 20:42:08 UTC 2017


That’s brilliant news, welcome on board Karen.

Best of luck

Owen

On Sun 19 Nov 2017 at 20:20, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org>
wrote:

> Welcome Karen!
>
> I look forward to working closely with you especially as we set the 2018
> budget over the next few weeks!
>
> Thanks
> Andrew
>
> On Nov 19, 2017, at 10:23, Adrian Winckles <adrian.winckles at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
> Excellent news at last ;-)
>
> Welcome on board, Karen.
>
> Adrian
>
> OWASP Cambridge Chapter, UK
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On 19 Nov 2017, at 18:14, Azzeddine Ramrami <azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
> Congratulations Karen and welcome.
>
> Azzeddine RAMRAMI
> OWASP AppSec Africa
> OWASP Morocco Chapter
>
> Le 19 nov. 2017 7:07 PM, "Josh Sokol" <josh.sokol at owasp.org> a écrit :
>
>> OWASP Community, Leaders, and Friends,
>>
>> After several months of working with Scion Executive Search to find the
>> perfect person, I hope that you will please join the Board of Directors in
>> welcoming Karen Staley to the OWASP Foundation as our new Executive
>> Director.  Karen will join us from her prior position as the Senior Vice
>> President of the IAAPA EMEA, based out of Brussels Belgium.  In this role,
>> she lead, directed, and managed all aspects of the association for 1,370
>> members across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, working to develop and
>> efficiently manage a $5M annual budget.  She has managed strategic business
>> planning including the development of future growth and revenue models and
>> overseen brand development, sponsorship, and overall communication strategy
>> for the organization.  She speaks English, German, and French and the Board
>> is delighted that she has decided to join OWASP and feels that her
>> international leadership experience will be a huge benefit to our
>> organization.
>>
>> Throughout the interview process, Karen impressed us all with her
>> tremendous amounts of experience.  When asked about many of the situations
>> OWASP has been faced with in the past, Karen put forward a calm and
>> rational strategy for resolution.  She'll be the first to admit that she is
>> less experienced with information security topics, but she has shown an
>> extreme passion for OWASP's mission and a strong desire to take the OWASP
>> Foundation to the next level.
>>
>> Over the past couple of weeks, Karen has been working with the OWASP
>> Staff in order facilitate Matt Tesauro's transition and to understand the
>> roles and responsibilities of our other Staff.  She has also reached out to
>> some of our Leaders in order to understand the challenges they face, and,
>> with the full support of the Board, she will continue to work with all of
>> OWASP's stakeholders to formulate a strategy on the next iteration of
>> OWASP.
>>
>> OWASP is an incredible organization full of some of the smartest and most
>> dedicated people I have ever had the fortune of working with.  We are bound
>> together by a singular mission to educate the world on the importance of
>> application security.  In Karen, the Board believes we have found an
>> experienced, global, leader who can make us all more successful in
>> accomplishing that mission.  Please join us in welcoming Karen Staley as
>> the OWASP Foundation's new Executive Director.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Josh Sokol
>> On Behalf of the OWASP Board of Directors
>>
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