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

psiinon psiinon at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 08:54:04 UTC 2017


This is great news - welcome Karen!

Cheers,

Simon

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 6:38 AM, <martin.knobloch at owasp.org> wrote:

> Welcome on board Karen!
>
> Looking forward working together with you!
>
> Kind regards,
> -martin
>
> On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Josh Sokol wrote:
> > 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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