Welcome 2014-15 Plone Foundation Board Members

Two new and five returning members were confirmed during the Plone Bristol conference last month.


Chrissy Wainwright (NH, USA) is a Senior Template Developer for Six Feet Up, and has been working with Plone since 2008. Primarily a themer, she has created dozens of themes from scratch using traditional (old-style) methods and now Diazo. Chrissy is on the Plone UI Team. This is her first term on the Board.

Paul Roeland (Amsterdam, NL) is an open source activist and tech coordinator for several non-profits. Currently working for the Clean Clothes Campaign, past involvements include Friends of the Earth, a film festival, and a range of events with the wider ICT4D and Open data movements. This is Paul's fourth term on the Board.

T. Kim Nguyen (Oshkosh, WI, USA) works at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he and his team manage over 300 Plone sites, including outward facing public sites, Intranets, custom form and workflow application sites, and searchable custom databases; many including integration with external and other campus systems. Kim is a key organizer for PloneEdu.
 This is Kim's first term on the Board.

Carol Ganz (Fortville, IN, USA) is a Plone business specialist and evangelist with a serious customer-service focus. Working for Six Feet Up since 2008, she started as Project Manager, moved to Director of Hosting Services, and now works with marketing and account management teams as the Director of Business Development. This is Carol's third term on the Board.

Cris Ewing (Seattle, WA, USA) is an independent Python developer working in Plone and other systems and frameworks. He's been involved with Plone and the Plone community since 2006, speaking at conferences, participating in sprints and offering trainings. This is Cris' second term on the Board.

Steve McMahon (Davis, CA, USA) is a partner in Reid-McMahon, LLC, a Plone consultancy specializing in work with non profits. He also does extensive volunteer work with the Davis Community Network, which hosts no-cost Plone sites for over 100 regional organizations. This will be Steve's seventh term on the Board.

Alexander Loechel (Munich, DE) is head of the Internet department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He has worked with Plone and related technologies since 2004. He has done several projects for universities, nonprofit organizations, and governmental institutions. Alexander also served on one of the organizing teams for “Plone Konferenz 2012 Munich.” His focus is on connecting academic institutions in the web world. This is Alexander's second term on the Board.

The Board is assisted by the Treasurer, Jennifer Myers from Fortville, IN, USA.

You can reach the Board by email at board@plone.org.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the operation of the Plone Foundation, which in turn is charged with protecting and promoting Plone.

The Board appoints Plone Foundation committees, like the membership committee, and has the ultimate say on Plone Foundation membership. It directly governs Plone resources like plone.org and plone.com and it chooses the Release Manager and pays her or him a stipend. The Board often concerns itself with marketing, copyright, licensing, and trademark issues.

Neither the Board nor the Foundation directly govern Plone development, which is carried out by a highly motivated, world-wide team. However, the Plone Foundation has been taking an increasing role in encouraging Plone development by promoting strategic sprints.

The Foundation's efforts are made possible by the efforts of its membership and the money given by sponsors.