Spanky's Nomination

Nomination submission for the 2013 Plone Board of Directors

-- Who you are

My name is Spanky and I've been working with Plone for almost a decade.  Since my introduction to the community at the first Snow Sprint in Austria, I've been brewing delicious Plone KoolAid™ around the world.

-- Why you're interested

I'm interested in running for the Plone Foundation Board because I believe that Plone is world class software that needs world class support from a strong Board. Now more than ever, we need to raise awareness of the strengths of Plone, differentiate it from our competitors in the space, and take our rightful place as the King of Content Management.  I see Plone not only as a collection of software, but as a diverse and thriving community that I would be honored to support.

-- What you think you can add to the Plone Foundation

Plone has a long and complicated history, which I have been privileged to be a part of.  I bring not only that institutional knowledge, but also the perspective of Plone as seen by the business community.  I feel strongly that the Board needs to provide support and direction to the community in order to further its goals.  I bring many years of organizing, motivating, and consensus building, which I feel I can use to the benefit of the Foundation.  I look forward to the opportunity to serve the community.

-- Seconded by: Erico