[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board of Directors Names OSGeo President and Executive Positions

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Wed Jan 17 15:36:03 PST 2018

Hello OSGeo Community,

at today’s board meeting the new elected OSGeo Board 2017 appointed the 
Executive Positions for OSGeo. We had a very productive discussion and 
appointed the positions with full consensus.

The OSGeo Board is pleased to announce the following executive:

   President: María Arias de Reyna
   Vice-President:Helena Mitasova
   Vice-President: Angelos Tzotsos
   Vice-President: Jeff McKenna
   Treasurer: Michael Smith
   Secretary: Astrid Emde

   Chair: Jody Garnett

We are thrilled to welcome the new OSGeo President María Arias de Reyna. 
María is well known in the community and a strong vocal presence at many 
conferences around the world, and her leadership will be an asset going 
forward with OSGeo.

We decided to accompany the OSGeo President with three Vice-Presidents 
to share all the commitments an OSGeo President has to satisfy and 
represent OSGeo on events all over the world; we therefore also welcome 
Helena Mitasova, Angelos Tzotsos, and Jeff McKenna as Vice-Presidents of 

Thank you to Michael Smith for again volunteering for the role of OSGeo 
treasurer for another year and continuing to help OSGeo with financial 

Astrid Emde volunteered to act as OSGeo Secretary and is replacing 
Jachym Cepicky who so kindly volunteered his time in that role for 
several years; thank you to Jachym for his efforts for so long.

Jody Garnett volunteered to act as Chair of the Board. This is a 
non-executive position helping the board follow up on decisions, 
schedule meetings ands keeping the board on track.

Please read the OSGeo bylaws to find out more about the Executive 
* https://www.osgeo.org/about/bylaws/

We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the past 
members of the OSGeo Board who all have contributed their time and 
efforts to help build up this amazing community. A special thank you 
goes to Venkatesh Raghavan through his recent role as OSGeo President, 
for his constant worldwide vision and leadership, for which we are 
forever appreciative.

Find out about OSGeo Board at 

You find the content of this mail also in the news item on our new 

Astrid Emde
OSGeo Board Member and OSGeo Secretary
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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