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

Kevin W. Wall kevin.w.wall at gmail.com
Tue May 3 20:05:53 UTC 2016


Feel free to get it started. I'm busy for another 2 hrs. Just shoot is out
the link.

Sent from my Droid; please excuse typos.
On May 3, 2016 3:50 PM, "Jim Manico" <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> This is a great idea that does not require a vote. If you need help let me
> know. I'll be sure to contribute to this as well.
> - Jim
> On 5/3/16 9:45 AM, Kevin W. Wall wrote:
> Matt,
> Very sorry to hear about Paul. He will be missed.
> It would be nice to have his family be made aware of everyone's thoughts
> and prayers. Would it be okay for me (or you) to create an OWASP wiki
> tribute page to Paul that OWASPers could update with their condolences and
> that we could then share with Paul's family by sending them the URL? I
> think that would be a lot better (and more lasting) than everyone just
> sharing amongst ourselves in this email thread. I'm not sure if we need a
> board vote on that or not, but I think it would be a fitting gesture. Or
> given massive updates, maybe use Google Drive instead.
> -kevin
> Sent from my Droid; please excuse typos.
> On May 3, 2016 7:42 AM, "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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