Announcing New OpenID Foundation Board Leadership in 2020

Published February 7, 2020

Thank you to all members who voted in the 2020 elections for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors.

Per Foundation bylaws, three individual community board members are elected to the Board of Directors.  Nat Sakimura and John Bradley have an additional year remaining on their 2-year terms. I want to thank Nat and John for their continued service to a global community of technologists and leadership of the OpenID Foundation. It’s a substantial commitment both Nat and John have and continued to make over the years.

George Fletcher with Verizon Media, whose two-year term ended in 2019, was nominated again for the 2020 election for the individual board seat. I’m pleased to announce that George was re-elected and will begin a new two-year term as a community board representative. His continued leadership on the Executive Committee ensures continuity on important initiatives including the OpenID Certification Program and representing the Foundation’s in a wide variety of venues.

Each year Corporate Members of the OpenID Foundation elect a member to represent them on the Board of Directors. All Corporate members were eligible to nominate, second, and vote for candidates.  I am pleased to announce the re-election of Dale Olds with VMware to the OpenID Foundation Board. Dale served in this role for the last year and in the past and has been an active contributor to and support of the OpenID Foundation. We also thank Ashish Jain bringing his expertise and the eBay identity team into the work of the Foundation.

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 identity community at large.


Don Thibeau
OpenID Foundation Executive Director