Karen Sandler joins Conservancy's Management Team

Bradley M. Kuhn bkuhn at sfconservancy.org
Mon Mar 31 10:26:47 EDT 2014

           Karen Sandler joins Conservancy's Management Team

           Sandler becomes Conservancy's Executive Director;
    Kuhn transitions focus to new “Distinguished Technologist” role

Monday, March 31, 2014 — Software Freedom Conservancy, a 501(c)(3)
non-profit charity based in New York, announced today the addition of a
talented new member of its management team. Karen M. Sandler, formerly
Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, begins today as
Conservancy's new Executive Director.

Bradley M. Kuhn, outgoing Executive Director, gratefully passes the
torch to his long-time colleague Karen Sandler. While Kuhn's work as
Conservancy's President and on its Board of Directors remain unchanged,
Kuhn's new full-time staff role is titled “Distinguished
Technologist”. Regarding this change, Kuhn said: “This new role allows
me to continue to help shape, in coordination with the Board, the
overall vision for the organization. My daily role will now focus on
important long-term projects, such as leading our new initiative to
build non-profit accounting software and our license enforcement
efforts. I also look forward to recruiting more new member projects”.

Sandler expressed excitement in the opportunity to focus full-time on
Conservancy's day-to-day management. Sandler noted: “I've been delighted
to work as a volunteer for Conservancy in many ways, including as one of
its pro-bono attorneys since its inception. Now, I can focus in a
management role on the great work Conservancy does for its various
member projects. Conservancy has also graciously encouraged me to
continue some work at the GNOME Foundation in a volunteer capacity,
including partnering in running the Outreach Program for Women. While I
am sad to step aside from my daily role in GNOME, I am equally happy to
join the team at Conservancy, which engages in some of the most
important non-profit work in free and open source software”.

Sandler becomes the third full-time, and fourth overall, employee of
Conservancy. While the entire staff remains based in New York City,
Conservancy recently switched to full telecommuting for all employees —
to both stretch donor dollars further and give employees excellent
schedule flexibility for a good work/life balance.

URL of this announcement:
Bradley M. Kuhn, President, Software Freedom Conservancy

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