Kat Walsh, Voted Chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

Information Economy Project friend and GMU Law alum, Kat Walsh, was nominated and voted as Chairman of the 2012-13 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.  The press release states:  “This year, Kat Walsh was appointed Chair of the Board, Jan-Bart de Vreede was re-appointed Vice-chair, Stuart West was re-appointed as Board Treasurer and Bishakha Datta becomes Board Secretary. The Board expressed its great thanks to former Board Chair Ting Chen, as well as outgoing trustees Arne Klempert and Phoebe Ayers. Their leadership has strengthened and nurtured the growth of the worldwide Wikimedia movement.  I am honored to have been chosen to chair the Board in the coming year,’ said Kat Walsh, Chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. ‘I want to thank Ting Chen for his service in his period as Chair, and I look forward to working closely with him as I take on this new role. It’s an important time in the history of the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia movement: I look forward to leading the Board in the year ahead.'” http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/WMF_Board_Election_July_2012

Politico Morning Tech, http://www.politico.com/morningtech/0712/morningtech510.html, describes, “Kat Walsh has been appointed the new chairwoman of the Wikipedia Foundation. A resident of Herndon, Va., Walsh is an attorney who focuses on ‘copyrights, patents, and technology policy,’ according to Wikipedia. ‘Her particular interests are free content licenses, software freedom, access to knowledge, and freedom of speech.'”

Congrats Kat!

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