Holly Ross to join Drupal Association as Executive Director

I'm pleased to announce that the Drupal Association's Board of Directors has appointed Holly Ross as its new Executive Director. Holly is a well-known visionary leader in the nonprofit technology community with a proven track record of developing and implementing organizational strategies that provide direct community benefit.

Most recently, Holly was responsible for NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, which works to help nonprofits use technology to create the change that they want to see in the world. During Holly’s ten years at NTEN, she helped grow the community from just a handful of individuals to over 60,000 people. NTEN has also been using Drupal for the last six years, so she is no stranger to our community.

Holly shared her excitement with the Drupal Association Board of Directors about her new role, saying, “I am thrilled to be making this move, which allows me to capitalize on my experience building community and embrace the added challenge of helping this international community collaborate on the Drupal project. I can’t wait to get started and be a part of a group of colleagues who share the values and passion for technology that I do.”

We are fortunate to have someone like Holly step up to lead the Drupal Association. Holly will start on February 1st, 2013. Like the rest of the Board of Directors, I look forward to working with Holly to grow the Drupal Association and to support the Drupal project.

Holly succeeds outgoing Co-Managing Director Jacob Redding and interim Managing Director Megan Sanicki, who both led the Drupal Association during the search process and have prepared it for new leadership over the last few months. The Board and the entire Drupal Association thanks Jacob for his hard work and dedication over the last several years. He has architected a strong foundation for the Drupal Association that allows Holly to take the organization to the next level. We wish Jacob best of luck with his new ventures. We are excited to have Megan continue with the Drupal Association as Chief Operating Officer, focused on Operations and Business Development.

Holly is looking forward to connecting with our community, and you should feel free to reach out to her with your feedback and ideas at holly@association.drupal.org.

Comments

Larry Garfield (not verified):

Welcome aboard, Holly. I hope you know what you're getting into. :-)

December 5, 2012
Diana Connolly (not verified):

Dear Dries and Drupal Community - I am so excited about this news! I've worked with Holly at NTEN over the past 11 years. She is a true leader, and is as passionate about technology as she is about mission. She will be a huge asset to the Drupal Community. Congratulations to Holly and Drupal!

December 5, 2012
Tom Geller (not verified):

DA has had a really good hiring record with Jacob and Megan, who really deserve a lot of appreciation for building the association up. Knowing that Megan will continue adds to the good news of Holly's hire. Congratulations all around!

December 5, 2012
webchick (not verified):

So thrilled about this. Can't wait to work with you, Holly! :D

December 6, 2012
Ben Finklea (not verified):

Very exciting news! Welcome, Holly, to our big little corner of the web. Congratulations to the DA Board on an excellent outcome.

December 6, 2012
Ivan Boothe (not verified):

I'm thrilled to hear Holly is joining the DA. I've watched Holly lead NTEN for years with great admiration and respect (part of the reason I'm an NTEN member, in fact), and I hope Holly will add to the strong history of nonprofits using, contributing back to, and having a voice in the Drupal community.

Congrats Holly!

December 7, 2012

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