[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-board] Sad News

Seba seba at owasp.org
Tue May 3 12:14:27 UTC 2016


Hi Matt, all,

I am truly sorry to hear this sad news.
My sincere condolences for his friends & family.

--Seba

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 1:42 PM Matt Konda <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:

> OWASP Community
>
> May 3, 2016
>
> Dear Friends,
>
> It is with great sorrow that I must write to report the sad news of the
> death of our Executive Director, Paul Ritchie, after a short illness.
>
> Paul first joined OWASP in August of 2014 and became the full time
> Executive Director in May 2015.  He has helped the organization to grow
> globally and has made an enormous difference in our community.  He will be
> greatly missed.  He brought order and professionalism.  He raised our own
> high expectations and delivered on the things he set out to do.  He made
> all of us that worked closely with him better and more effective.  He
> helped to set long term strategic goals and managed OWASP’s fiduciary
> responsibilities with ease.
>
> On behalf of the Board of Directors, we will miss Paul for his leadership
> and friendly wry knowing smile as the board worked to make difficult
> choices.  I doubt I can express my own sinking feeling of grief at the
> news, which came suddenly and too early.
>
> Paul’s family asked that we direct those in the community that would like
> to show support or make a donation to do so in Paul Ritchie’s name to the
> Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at https://www.themmrf.org.
> <https://www.themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Matt Konda
>
> On behalf of the OWASP Global Board
>
>
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