Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Ryan Merkley as Chief of Staff to the office of the Executive Director

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The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that Ryan Merkley will be joining the organization as the new Chief of Staff to the office of the Executive Director. Ryan joins the Foundation from Creative Commons, the nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the availability, re-sharing, and accessibility of creative works, where he served for five years….

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Janeen Uzzell as Chief Operating Officer

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The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Janeen Uzzell as Chief Operating Officer. Janeen joins the Foundation after 16 years of executive leadership at General Electric (GE), most recently as GE’s head of Women in Technology, where she worked with GE’s global CEOs to increase the number of women in technical roles….

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Valerie D’Costa as Chief of Community Engagement

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The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Valerie D’Costa as Chief of Community Engagement. Valerie joins the Foundation after a decade at the World Bank Group, including nine years as leader of InfoDev, an initiative to facilitate sustainable development through access to data and information. Altogether, Valerie brings more than 25 years….

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Communications

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Heather Walls, the current leader of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Communications department, and Kui Kinyanjui, an executive with over 18 years of experience in journalism and global communications, will be assuming permanent senior leadership roles as Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Communications respectively.

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Tony Sebro as Deputy General Counsel

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Seasoned attorney joins the Wikimedia Foundation after six years serving as General Counsel at the Software Freedom Conservancy.

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Wikimedia engineer contributes several fonts to the Malayalam language

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Wikimedia Foundation Engineer Santhosh Thottingal maintains and/or has engineered about 12 high-quality fonts used for writing his native language, Malayalam. We reached out to Thottingal to learn more about creating fonts, and his other projects related to digital access.

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer

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The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer. Toby has been leading the Foundation’s product development in an interim capacity since April. He brings nearly 20 years of experience of integrating data, research, and design to produce effective and popular products. The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization….

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Chief Talent & Culture Officer and Chargée d’Affaires (Vice President)

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I am delighted to share an update about the leadership team at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. Joady Lohr, interim Chief of Talent & Culture, has been appointed as permanent Chief Talent & Culture Officer. Anna Stillwell, Director of Culture, has been appointed Chargée d’Affaires (Vice President). Throughout….

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Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Victoria Coleman as Chief Technology Officer

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The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce Victoria Coleman as our new Chief Technology Officer. As the Foundation’s senior technology executive, Victoria will be responsible for setting the vision and strategy for technology and operations behind the Wikimedia projects, in cooperation with the global communities of volunteer contributors, users, and researchers. Her first day is 7….

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