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

Tony Clarke tony.clarke at owasp.org
Tue May 3 15:12:24 UTC 2016


Very sad news.

Tony Clarke
OWASP Dublin Chapter

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 3:07 PM, Abdullahi Arabo <abdullahi.arabo at owasp.org>
wrote:

> Really a sad news. Our (Nigerian) sincere condolences to his family and
> members of the OWASP for our lost.
>
> A Arabo
>
>
> On Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 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
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
> Dr A Arabo Jr.
> OWASP Nigerian Chapter
>
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