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

Nebrass Lamouchi nebrass.lamouchi at owasp.org
Sat Apr 13 21:03:35 UTC 2013


I support also this act. All my congratulations to Sarah Baso. I hope to
see new features and capabilities of our foundation. I hope that the OWASP
grows up and our projects get success.

Nebrass Lamouchi
OWASP Project Leader
Le 13 avr. 2013 22:00, "Jason Johnson" <jason.johnson at owasp.org> a écrit :

> 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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> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
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