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

Owen Pendlebury owen.pendlebury at owasp.org
Tue May 3 12:34:07 UTC 2016


A real loss to the community

My condolences to his family and friends

Owen Pendlebury
OWASP Ireland-Dublin Chapter Lead
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Ireland-Dublin

On 3 May 2016 at 12:47, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thats awful news :((
> He's been such a good influence on OWASP.
>
> My thoughts are with his family.
>
> Simon
>
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Martin Knobloch <
> martin.knobloch at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> ‎Terrible news. Condolences to his family!
>> He will be missed!
>>
>> -martin
>>
>>
>> *From: *Matt Konda
>> *Sent: *dinsdag 3 mei 2016 13:42
>> *To: *OWASP Leaders; Owasp-community at lists.owasp.org; OWASP Foundation
>> Board List
>> *Subject: *[Owasp-board] Sad News
>>
>> 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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