Today at the kick-off of our 6th annual Wikimania conference in Gdańsk, Poland, we were pleased to announce changes to our Board of Trustees.  We have a new Board Chair, Ting Chen, new Vice Chair and Treasurer, Stu West, and a new Secretary, Samuel Klein.  The Board today announced that it has appointed two Chapter-selected seats to the Board, Phoebe Ayers, a long-standing Wikimedia community member, and the re-appointment of Arne Klempert.  This is the first time the new Chapter-selected seat process was used to select the two new members. A short Q&A provides further details about the changes.

In a release sent earlier today, Board Chair Ting Chen recognized the long-standing contribution of former Board Chair Michael Snow, who held that post since early 2008.

The Board is meeting in advance of this year’s Wikimania conference, the global gathering of Wikimedia project supporters from around the world.

A huge thanks to the longstanding and substantial contribution from Michael Snow, and a warm welcome to Phoebe Ayers.

Jay Walsh, Communications