Plone Foundation Board Elects Officers for 2010-2011

At the first meeting of the newly elected Plone Foundation Board of Directors, the group selected its officers for the next year.

Calvin Hendryx-Parker has been named the Foundation's President.  Calvin is the CTO and Co-Founder of Six Feet Up, Inc., a WBENC certified Women's Business Enterprise based in the United States of America that specializes in Plone and Python-based development, hosting and deployment. Calvin is a well-known speaker and evangelist both in and outside the Plone community, a contributor to Plone Core since 2007, a member of the Framework Team and was first elected to the Plone Foundation Board of Directors in 2009.

Matt Hamilton was chosen as the Foundation's Vice President.  Matt is the director of Netsight, a 13-person web development firm in the UK which specialises in Plone deployments, customisation and integration. He has been involved in Plone since 2003 and Zope since 2000. Matt has served on the Foundation Board three times, including the inaugural board in 2004.  Widely recognized as a speaker and evangelist, Matt has represented Plone all over Europe. He also was a principal organizer of the very successful Plone Conference 2010 in Bristol, UK.

Steve McMahon will serve as the Foundation Secretary for a third year. Steve is a partner in Reid-McMahon, LLC, a Plone consultancy in Davis, CA (USA) specializing in work with non profits. He also does extensive volunteer work with the Davis Community Network. In addition to three terms on the Foundation Board, Steve leads the membership committee, has served as a Google Summer of Code mentor, and is well known as a speaker and trainer at Plone events.

Toby Roberts will continue as Plone's Treasurer - a role he has filled since 2004.  Toby is Vice President of Enfold Systems, a Houston Texas (USA) providing Plone solutions since 2004.

Looking forward to the next year, the new Foundation President is upbeat.  "This new board brings a great amount of experience and teamwork to the table. This upcoming year is looking great after the solid Plone 4 release, but there is still a lot of work ahead of us on fronts other than technology."

In making these announcements, the board also wanted to recognize the outstanding leadership, effort and dedication of outgoing President Geir Bækholt - who helped make the last year a very successful one for the Plone Community.  Geir remains on the board for 2010-2011.

The 2010-2011 Plone Foundation Board of Directors is composed of seven members elected by the Foundation membership - Geir Bækholt, Mark Corum, Matt Hamilton, Calvin Hendryx-Parker, Alexander Limi, Steve McMahon & Jon Stahl.