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

Marian Ventuneac marian.ventuneac at gmail.com
Tue May 3 20:55:19 UTC 2016

Sincere condolences to the family.

OWASP Limerick Chapter

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:05 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com>

> Jim,
> Feel free to get it started. I'm busy for another 2 hrs. Just shoot is out
> the link.
> Thanks,
> -kevin
> 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>
>> 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/donate-to-mmrf/>https://www.themmrf.org.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Matt Konda
>>> On behalf of the OWASP Global Board
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