New OpenID Foundation Board Leadership

Thanks to all who voted for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors. 

George Fletcher of AOL will begin a new two year term as the community member representative. His continued leadership on the Executive Committee ensures continuity on important initiatives like OpenID Connect Certification and his deep technical expertise will assist the new work groups that are in the pipeline.

Also, each year Corporate Members of the OpenID Foundation elect a member to represent them on the board. All corporate members were eligible to nominate, second and vote for candidates.  I am pleased to announce the election of Dale Olds to the OpenID Foundation Board. This will be Dale’s first time serving on the Board and he will bring a fresh perspective to complement his considerable technical and  business experience.

I’d like to thank Torsten Lodderstedt, of Deutsche Telekom, who has made important contributions during his tenure as a Director. Torsten has helped drive international outreach and led the resolution of complex security challenges. His continued Chairmanship of the MODRNA Working Group helps provide a clear path forward for OpenID Connect’s contribution to standards development on global mobile platforms.

I wanted to acknowledge all those who put themselves forward as candidates and those now serving. Board participation is a substantial investment of time and energy and requires diligent consensus building.

Please join me in thanking George and Dale as well as the other Directors for their service to the OpenID Foundation and the community at large.