Gdańsk, Poland July 8, 2010 — Today, at the sixth annual Wikimania Conference, the Wikimedia Foundation announced important changes to the Board of Trustees.
Every year at Wikimania, the Wikimedia Board appoints its officers for the coming year. This year, Ting Chen was appointed Chair of the Board, Stuart West was appointed Vice-chair (and continues as Board Treasurer), and Samuel Klein becomes Board Secretary.
Also, the Wikimedia chapters have made their selections for the two chapters-selected Board seats. Arne Klempert has been reappointed, and Phoebe Ayers has been newly appointed. This means that Michael Snow will be leaving the Board: he has been invited to join the Advisory Board, and the Board warmly thanks him for his years of leadership and service.
“Michael has been a loyal and devoted leader in the Wikimedia movement. I am grateful to count him as a colleague and a friend, and I know he will continue to make important contributions,” said Ting Chen. “I am also pleased to welcome Phoebe Ayers, on behalf of the entire Board. And I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the Board Chair.”
There are 10 seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and according to the Foundation’s bylaws, three members are elected by the Wikimedia community, two are selected by the Wikimedia chapters, the Founder seat is held by Jimmy Wales, and four members are appointed by the Board itself to provide additional, specific expertise. Currently all seats on the Board of Trustees are filled.
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
Ting Chen, Board Chair (term until July 2011)
Jimmy Wales, Founder (term until December 2010)
Stuart West, Vice-chair and Treasurer (term until December 2010)
Samuel Klein, Secretary (term until July 2011)
Phoebe Ayers (term until July 2012)
Bishakha Datta (term until December 2010)
Matt Halprin (term until December 2010)
Arne Klempert (term until July 2012)
Jan-Bart de Vreede (term until December 2010)
Kat Walsh (term until July 2011)
波蘭格但斯克 — 維基媒體基金會理事會在今日的第六屆維基媒體國際年會(Wikimania)上宣布最新人事變動，首位華人理事陳霆獲任命理事會主席。陳霆對於自己當選理事會主席深感榮幸。
同時宣布的其他任命包括，韋司徒 (Stu West) 出任副主席兼司庫，赫連善 (Samuel Klein)獲任命為秘書。理事會同時宣布了循地方分會界別選出的理事，分別是成功連任的甘藝寧 (Arne Klempert )，和新選出的魏鳳碧(Phoebe Ayers)。陳霆代表理事會全體歡迎魏鳳碧加入理事會。
而施米高 (Michael Snow)因未能勝出地方分會界別的投票而未能連任的，理事會對他的貢獻表示由衷感謝，陳霆談到前任施米高指出：「米高是一位既忠誠、又積極投入的維基運動領袖。我很感激我有這位可靠的同事和朋友。他卸任後一定會繼續對維基群體作出重大貢獻。」
衛詹美 (Jimmy Wales) 創始人
韋司徒 (Stuart West) 副主席兼司庫
赫連善 (Samuel Klein) 秘書
魏鳳碧 (Phoebe Ayers)
達碧莎 (Bishakha Datta)
哈品麥 (Matt Halprin)
甘藝寧 (Arne Klempert)
韋讓跋 (Jan-Bart de Vreede)
汪舒凱 (Kat Walsh)
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