[Owasp-leaders] OWASP's New Executive Director - Sarah Baso
david.hughes at owasp.org
Wed Apr 24 01:26:38 UTC 2013
I second that! I worked with Sarah at AppSec2012 and don't think I've
ever been around someone as dedicated to OWASP (along with Kate
Hartmann.) I can't think of a better person for the position. Congrats
On 04/16/2013 06:32 AM, Magno Logan wrote:
> Congrats to Sarah on this new position! She has contributed a lot for
> OWASP and I'm sure she will do a great job on this new position as well.
> Best Regards,
> Magno (Logan) Rodrigues
> OWASP Paraiba - Chapter Leader <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Paraiba>
> Twitter: @owasppb <http://www.twitter.com/owasppb> / @magnologan
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Dale Castle <dale.castle at owasp.org
> <mailto:dale.castle at owasp.org>> wrote:
> 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:
> 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.
> *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:
> 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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