<div dir="ltr"><div>A real loss to the community<br><br></div>My condolences to his family and friends<br></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br clear="all"><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div>Owen Pendlebury<br></div>OWASP Ireland-Dublin Chapter Lead<br><a href="https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Ireland-Dublin" target="_blank">https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Ireland-Dublin</a><br></div></div></div></div></div>
<br><div class="gmail_quote">On 3 May 2016 at 12:47, psiinon <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:psiinon@gmail.com" target="_blank">psiinon@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><div><div>Thats awful news :((<br></div><div>He's been such a good influence on OWASP.<br></div><div><br></div>My thoughts are with his family.<br><br></div>Simon<br></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="h5">On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Martin Knobloch <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:martin.knobloch@owasp.org" target="_blank">martin.knobloch@owasp.org</a>></span> wrote:<br></div></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div><div class="h5"><div style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);line-height:initial" lang="en-GB">                                                                                      <div style="width:100%;font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">‎Terrible news. Condolences to his family! </div><div style="width:100%;font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">He will be missed! </div><div style="width:100%;font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><br></div><div style="width:100%;font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">-martin </div>                                                                                                                                     <div style="width:100%;font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><br style="display:initial"></div>                                                                                                                                                                                                   <div style="font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><br></div>                                                                                                                                                                                  <table style="background-color:white;border-spacing:0px" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td colspan="2" style="font-size:initial;text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">                           <div style="border-style:solid none none;border-top-color:rgb(181,196,223);border-top-width:1pt;padding:3pt 0in 0in;font-family:Tahoma,'BB Alpha Sans','Slate Pro';font-size:10pt">  <div><b>From: </b>Matt Konda</div><div><b>Sent: </b>dinsdag 3 mei 2016 13:42</div><div><b>To: </b>OWASP Leaders; <a href="mailto:Owasp-community@lists.owasp.org" target="_blank">Owasp-community@lists.owasp.org</a>; OWASP Foundation Board List</div><div><b>Subject: </b>[Owasp-board] Sad News</div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><div><div><div style="border-style:solid none none;border-top-color:rgb(186,188,209);border-top-width:1pt;font-size:initial;text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"></div><br><div><div dir="ltr"><div style="display:inline-block"></div><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><img style="border:none;margin-right:0px" height="65" width="128"></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">OWASP Community</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">May 3, 2016</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap">    </span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Dear Friends,</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">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.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">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.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">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.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">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 </span><a href="https://www.themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">https://www.themmrf.org.</span></a></p><br><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Sincerely,  </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Matt Konda</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">On behalf of the OWASP Global Board</span></p><br><br></span></div>
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