[Owasp-leaders] OWASP's New Executive Director - Sarah Baso

Jason Johnson jason.johnson at owasp.org
Sat Apr 13 20:58:15 UTC 2013


I support this also, I love the fact that we now have more support as chapter leaders. Not only that OMG look at the legal backing. You go sarah!!! This is good for us all. I am excited!!!!!  
On Apr 13, 2013, at 3:38 PM, Jim Manico wrote:

> I support this process and decision 100%. I think the board did the right thing here. We are *removing* power from the board, not seizing it. I feel good about that.
> 
> Aloha,
> Jim Manico
> OWASP Board Member
> @Manicode
> 
> 
>> The new executive director position, announced here [1] and with job duties
>> here [2], was filled by Sarah Baso [3]. The board discussed and was in
>> unanimous approval for this hire. As with any good organization you should
>> look internally to see if you have the right candidate for the hire. If
>> not, then you begin the external sourcing process.
>> 
>> Regarding employee structure the job description details that the entire
>> operations team reports to the executive director and the executive
>> director reports to the board.
>> 
>> [1] http://owasp.blogspot.com/2013/04/owasp-creates-executive-director.html
>> [2]
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z4Pl7C-jbgtuV2nR-MaW2Rs-6u3RnC4RKNGCmUcX-zo/edit?usp=sharing
>> [3] http://owasp.blogspot.com/2013/04/owasps-new-executive-director.html
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Dinis Cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> I don't understand this appointment, is this the position that was
>>> announced last week at OWASP's New Executive Director<http://owasp.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/owasps-new-executive-director.html> or
>>> is it a new role?
>>> 
>>> I was under the impression that all OWASP Employees were peers and
>>> colleagues.
>>> 
>>> Dinis Cruz
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Dinis Cruz
>>> 
>>> Blog: http://diniscruz.blogspot.com
>>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/DinisCruz
>>> Web: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/O2
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 12 April 2013 18:17, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Leaders,
>>>> 
>>>> Please join me in congratulating Sarah Baso as OWASP's new executive
>>>> director!
>>>> 
>>>> During our interview process everyone in the board sat down and discussed
>>>> this role with Sarah. We are excited about her thoughts and strategies and
>>>> her performance to date on the operations team has been stellar. We're all
>>>> very excited about her stepping into this role.
>>>> 
>>>> http://owasp.blogspot.com/2013/04/owasps-new-executive-director.html
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> *What does this mean for OWASP and our community?*
>>>> Sarah will focus on leading the operations team to continued excellence.
>>>> The operations team is our full time staff that makes the underlying engine
>>>> run. They work with our volunteers, build awesome platforms, coordinate
>>>> with 3rd parties, work on membership details, and integrate into all parts
>>>> of OWASP. They are here to help elevate all of our community efforts to the
>>>> next level.
>>>> 
>>>> *How does the Board interact with the executive director and operations
>>>> team?*
>>>> The goal of an effective board is to establish strategic direction and,
>>>> as needed, build or clarify policy items for the success of the
>>>> organization.  OWASP is a community of leaders and volunteers and in many
>>>> cases the direction is organic. However, as your elected board we must make
>>>> the tough decisions on where to focus funds and resources to best support
>>>> the mission and community.
>>>> 
>>>> Regarding the board and executive director relationship, the board has
>>>> established Sarah to be the lead of the operations team. The board will
>>>> continue to set larger direction items and entrust Sarah to build tactical
>>>> plans on how to execute this within the operations team.
>>>> 
>>>> *As a OWASP community leader does this change anything I do?*
>>>> Not really, keep on doing the awesome things you have been doing. If you
>>>> need to reach out to the operations team then please continue using our
>>>> same methods as before (e.g. contact us form
>>>> http://owasp4.owasp.org/contactus.html, leaders emails, etc).
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Blogpost that just went live below:
>>>> 
>>>> http://owasp.blogspot.com/2013/04/owasps-new-executive-director.html
>>>> 
>>>> The OWASP Board is proud to announce OWASP’s new Executive Director,
>>>> Sarah Baso.
>>>> 
>>>> The OWASP board had many different directions to consider for which type
>>>> of candidate would be best suited for the new executive director role.
>>>> Ultimately we felt that an individual with a passion for OWASP,
>>>> demonstrated excellence, strong leadership and a desire for the mission and
>>>> community was the best choice. To take OWASP to the next level we need an
>>>> individual that can execute, seek out new opportunities for OWASP to grow
>>>> and strategically leverage our resources. The fit for this role was one
>>>> someone we already knew and trusted
>>>> 
>>>> Sarah has been part of the OWASP operations team for the past two and a
>>>> half years. She has played a pivotal role in coordinating global AppSec
>>>> conferences, worked within the Global Industry, Chapter, and Conference
>>>> Committees, and also was part of the 2011 Global Summit planning team.
>>>> Sarah's educational background includes a Juris Doctor degree in law and
>>>> she leverages this knowledge in many ways working for OWASP including
>>>> contract negotiation and risk assessment.
>>>> 
>>>> Prior to joining OWASP, Sarah worked as a practicing attorney, focusing
>>>> on electronic discovery in large class action lawsuits. She also has worked
>>>> as a volunteer English and computer skills teacher for English language
>>>> learners assimilating into the United States.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>>>> 
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