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

Dale Castle dale.castle at owasp.org
Sun Apr 14 19:17:47 UTC 2013


I completely support this decision. Sarah reached out to me to jump start
the Charlottesville chapter. She is an asset to the organization.
Congratulations, Sarah!

On Friday, April 12, 2013, Michael Coates 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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