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

Matt Konda matt.konda at owasp.org
Wed May 11 12:21:16 UTC 2016


I wanted to thank each of you for your emails and expressions of
condolences.  I printed them into a PDF and passed them on to Paul's wife
and she specifically thanked the OWASP community for sharing these
expressions of sympathy.  I think it meant a lot to her.


On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com>

> All,
> I have created the tribute page to Paul on our wiki at:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Tribute_to_Paul_Ritchie
> Those of you who are more talented than I can make it
> look nicer, but I would ask that you all add the sentiments
> that you have expressed here in these posts to these mailing
> lists on that wiki page so that Paul's family can have
> a lasting memory of Paul and his time at OWASP. Please
> try to be positive, remembering that we are doing this
> to help his family during a difficult time.
> Thanks in advance and RIP, Paul.
> -kevin
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:41 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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