As of the 2012 revision to the bylaws, the secretary is usually a Wikimedia Foundation staff member. Currently, the position is held by Eileen Hershenov, General Counsel.
The duties of the secretary are to:
- maintain all board records and ensure their accuracy and safety;
- review board minutes (which implies assisting to all board meetings);
- ensure that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws or as required by law; and
- perform all duties of the office of the Executive Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the Chair or the Board of Trustees.