OpenStack Community Elects New Board of Directors

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Strategic priorities for 2016 include a focus on user experience, talent development, diversity, and continuing to grow the user base and ecosystem.

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The OpenStack community has selected its 2016 Board of Directors, which concluded today with the election of eight Individual Directors by Individual Members of the Foundation.

The OpenStack community has selected its 2016 Board of Directors, which concluded today with the election of eight Individual Directors by Individual Members of the Foundation. The Board provides strategic and financial oversight of Foundation resources and staff.

Gold Members of the Foundation voted last week to elect eight Directors among their class, and eight Platinum Members each appoint a Platinum Director, for a total of 24 Board Members. The resulting 2016 Directors come from 17 different organizations and nine countries. The elected and appointed directors will be seated at 1:00 pm PST on January 26.

Individual Directors elected today are:
-Tim Bell, CERN
-Russell Bryant, Red Hat
-Kavit Munshi, Aptira
-Allison Randal, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
-Boris Renski, Mirantis
-Egle Sigler, Rackspace
-Monty Taylor, IBM
-Shane Wang, Intel

Platinum Directors appointed in December are:
-Mark Baker, Canonical
-Alan Clark, SUSE
-Eileen Evans, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
-Toby Ford, AT&T
-Van Lindberg, Rackspace
-Mark McLoughlin, Red Hat
-Todd Moore, IBM
-Imad Sousou, Intel

Gold Directors elected in January are:
-Roland Chan, Aptira
-Robert Esker, NetApp
-Alex Freedland, Mirantis
-Steven Hallett, Symantec
-Kenji Kaneshige, Fujitsu
-Anni Lai, Huawei
-Manju Ramanathpura, Hitachi Data Systems
-Lew Tucker, Cisco

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The OpenStack Summit is one of the largest and most important gatherings of IT leaders and developers worldwide, featuring keynotes from Fortune 100 CIOs, global telecom leaders and research institutions. The week-long event offers hands-on workshops, educational breakout sessions and networking, covering topics such as cloud strategy, culture, operations, application development, containers and NFV. Discounted Early Bird Registration is available through March 11. Members of the media can contact jennifer(at)cathey(dot)co for information about event registration.

About OpenStack®
OpenStack is open source software for building clouds. OpenStack-powered clouds enable businesses to rapidly develop and deploy new applications while reducing technology lock-in. OpenStack is backed by an independent foundation and a global community of more than 34,000 individual members and 550 supporting organizations across 177 countries. Superuser, the OpenStack publication, chronicles the hundreds of companies that rely on OpenStack. The OpenStack Marketplace offers in-depth information on vendors, with product comparison tools.

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