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

Ahmed Neil ahmed.neil at owasp.org
Wed May 11 12:24:27 UTC 2016


Can we make a video saying our appreciations and how was Paul meant to us
and send it to his family?
On May 11, 2016 3:22 PM, "Matt Konda" <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:

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