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Re: Resigning from W3C

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:46:52 -0400
To: WAI Coordination Call <public-wai-cc@w3.org>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <d3070501-a152-7dfd-348a-7bd0f1cc9f60@w3.org>
Dear WAI Chairs and Facilitators,

I know that this is sad news that Shadi will be leaving his role of many 
years within W3C WAI, as he has contributed extensively in so many areas 
of WAI's work.

At the same time, it is a great opportunity for him, and I join with 
others who are wishing him the best in his next adventure.

I want to assure you that Shadi and I are working together closely to 
ensure a smooth transition and continuation of his work. I will provide 
an update at our next WAI Coordination Call meeting.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
reach out to me.

Best regards,

- Judy


On 6/23/2021 12:47 PM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Dear Chairs and Facilitators,
>
> Ref: https://www.w3.org/blog/2021/06/loving-and-leaving-w3c/
>
> After a long process of considering many perspectives, I have finally 
> decided to take up a new exciting role outside W3C. This is one of the 
> most difficult decisions I've had to take, and it is not easy leaving 
> W3C after 18 amazing years of ground-breaking successes with WAI. Yet 
> some say there is life beyond W3C, and I'm curious to explore it...
>
> My last day at W3C will be 30 September 2021. I'm working closely with 
> Judy on transition and hand-over plans, to minimize the impact on WAI 
> and to ensure continuity on my responsibilities and work areas.
>
> I will not be far away. I'll continue working on digital accessibility 
> for a large tech company, and will continue to be actively involved in 
> the essential work of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
>
> I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your fantastic 
> contributions! I look forward to working with you in another role.
>
> Please let me know if you have questions or want to follow-up offline.
>
> Regards,
>   Shadi
>
-- 
Judy Brewer
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative
at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
105 Broadway, Room 7-128, MIT/CSAIL
Cambridge MA 02142 USA
www.w3.org/WAI/
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