Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 Global Board of Directions Election Call for Candidates is NOW OPEN!!

Dear OWASP Community,

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Global BoD Call for Candidates is now OPEN!  You may submit your candidacy here.  There are 4 seats available for this election. For the complete election timeline, board responsibilities, eligibility requirements, and other election details please refer to our 2015 Election page

Some Key Updates & Improvements for this years election process:
  • Similar to last year, we will announce all verified candidates once the Call for Candidates closes.  This process generates more candidates and minimizes any "popularity contests".  More candidates = more choices for you. Candidates that wish to announce their candidacy themselves MAY DO SO at any time.   
  • An email will be sent to the entire community prior to the paid membership deadline (Sept 30) asking them to check the Membership Directory to be sure they are listed as a current individual member.  If they believe they are a current paid individual member, but their name does not appear in the Membership Directory, they will be asked to contact us immediately.  Please feel free to check the directory now and contact me if you believe you should be listed as an Individual Member and are not. 
  • Unsubscribed emails to voting list - without an @owasp.org email address the voting system is unable to identify who has chosen to unsubscribe from receiving these emails which contain a link to the ballot. To be sure all registered voters receive their ballots, they will be sent an email from OWASP letting them know they should have received a ballot.  If they did not receive a ballot, they will be asked to contact us immediately. Every time the voting system sends an email with the link to the ballot and email from OWASP will follow. 
  • A "Special Edition" connector will be published August 7 that will include the candidates names, "why me", profile picture and bio.

Honorary Membership Update
  • Honorary Membership will be open for a total of 30 days only, starting June 1 and closing June 30.  Please refer to the Honorary Membership section on the election page for more information. If you miss the opportunity to submit your honorary membership form, you will still have time to purchase an individual membership. 
  • All individuals who have a current honorary membership will receive 3 targeted emails regarding this renewal period in addition to the system generated renewal reminders that will also be sent.

We are looking forward to a successful election process. If you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance to you, please let me know.

Kindest Regards, 
Kelly Santalucia
kelly.santalucia@owasp.org