<div dir="ltr">Dear all,<div><br></div><div>We are very sorry to hear about it :-( We missed a key person for OWASP.</div><div><br></div><div>Regards,</div><div>Anthony</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Eoin Keary <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:eoin.keary@owasp.org" target="_blank">eoin.keary@owasp.org</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">Very sad and unexpected.<div>Deep regrets to him and his family.</div><div>Eoin</div><div><br></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div class="h5">On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:41 PM, Matt Konda <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:matt.konda@owasp.org" target="_blank">matt.konda@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 dir="ltr"><div style="display:inline-block"></div><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7KIVLO-EpIGIZPTgeDwnZRyJlyZqWU-SqGx1Zxa8r3iiEu-Y0b3nDb2pBDIwpOF4NkFCF3rp6QFf-IiDS-Bo1pwgYtDETmeEkhpy8fOmJsNVa01lLSKWmMp1yvYIz85yW51w9nP7" width="128" height="65" style="border:none;margin-right:0px"></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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<br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><div><br></div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature">Regards,<br>Anthony LAI<br>Founder & Security Researcher<br>Valkyrie-X Security Research Group<br>"Offensive . Creative . Fun"<br><br>     __  _<br>      .-.'  `; `-._  __  _<br>     (_,         .-:'  `; `-._<br>   ,'o"(        (_,           )<br>  (__,-'      ,'o"(            )><br>     (       (__,-'            )<br>      `-'._.--._(             )<br>         |||  |||`-'._.--._.-'<br>                    |||  |||</div>
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