Breaking: Wikimedia Foundation announces new Executive Director

Lila Tretikov, April 2014, by Lane Hartwell. CC BY-SA 3.0

Lila Tretikov, April 2014, by Lane Hartwell. CC BY-SA 3.0

Lila Tretikov, formerly of SugarCRM, will be the new Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Outgoing Executive Director Sue Gardner will stay for a month; June 1, 2014 is her last day. She will remain involved in an advisory capacity. Thank you to Sue for seven strong years, and especially for radically increasing the financial and technical underpinnings of Wikipedia! For context, I wrote about the Executive Director transition in USA Today and (more thoroughly) on Zocalo Public Square a month ago.

The following links may be of interest; updating regularly.

Wikimedia announcements

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Independent media coverage

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