[Owasp-leaders] next steps

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Tue Jun 7 17:28:57 UTC 2016

Thank you Robert,

I know of other organizations that have bylaws that allow for proxy to
attend meetings, vote, etc. Do you have references regarding legal issues?
Is this only a non profit thing? Or does it apply to all types of orgs?
Where is it illegal? Is that  NY or NJ state thing?  I've never heard of it
being illegal before, especially if stated in bylaws of an organization.
BTW, are you a lawyer? I'm not a lawyer, so not at all an expert at legal
matters, although happy to ask one, if you think it will help?


On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 1:21 PM, Robert Shullich <robert.shullich at owasp.org>

> In general, it's not ethical, and in many places not legal, to proxy a
> vote of an officer it board member.
> Some of it had to do with fiduciary responsibility. The other is that
> members or shareholders can proxy their votes, but in the end
> responsibility falls on the board of directors. You don't want them in turn
> passing their votes down the line because at that point you lose
> accountability.
> Sent from my iPhone
> Robert Shullich, CPP, CISSP, CISM, GSEC, CIPP/US
> PO Box 026156
> Brooklyn NY 11202
> (908) 419-5417 (Mobile)
> > On Jun 7, 2016, at 12:15 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:
> >
> > Just curious, Do the OWASP bylaws allow for proxies? Just following the
> many discussions regarding attendance challenges for board members, and
> board members changing, resigning, etc. Couldn't board members assign a
> proxy if they are not able to fulfill their responsibilities and
> obligations?
> >
> > Bev
> >
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