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Re: EOWG new Co-Chair ! Brent Bakken

From: Anna Belle Leiserson <ableiserson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:31:40 -0600
Message-ID: <CAKBLC5AV2Dpf3RcdbnAUOdOa2TRuTw6q=U9ZU-k1AhURjuHvww@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@gmail.com>
Cc: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <emmanuelle@sidar.org>, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "Bakken, Brent" <brent.bakken@pearson.com>, Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Ditto, ditto, Andrew and Emmanuelle!

I'm so very grateful to all three of you.

Brent -- I really appreciate your willingness to take on this leadership
role.  You are filling some very big shoes. And I just know that you too
will do a first-rate job.

Sharron -- I'm so grateful I don't have to scribe.  But much more than
that, I really appreciate your leadership of our team -- not to mention in
the a11y world in general.  If I could wave a wand and give out awards for
a11y leadership, it would be to you and one other person.

Of course that other person is you, Shawn.  Your leadership has been
amazing -- and it will continue to be, I've no doubt.  I've had the
experience of transitioning from a chair to a team member, and really
enjoyed getting to sit back and let others deal with the inevitable
headaches of being chair.  I hope the same is true for you.

With much gratitude,
Anna Belle

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'd like to second Emmanuelle's thoughts:
> Congratulations Brent, good to have you working with the fantastic Sharron
> as co-chair.
> Sharron, your efforts as scribe are much appreciated, especially having
> done this myself for some time in the past.
> And a heart-felt thanks to Shawn for your efforts over many years leading
> the EO efforts.
> My vacation ends in two weeks and I will then be back on deck at midnight
> to continue contributing to the work of EO
> Regards, Andrew
> On Thursday, 22 October 2015, Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <
> emmanuelle@sidar.org> wrote:
>> I want to congratulate Brent I'm sure will do a fantastic job.
>> Thank Shawn for your work to date and Sharron for their kindness when
>> dealing with such a heavy task.
>> I also take to excuse my absence, I will try to limit as much as
>> possible. BTW tomorrow I'll be traveling just at the time that the
>> conference is held :-(
>> All the best,
>> Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
>> Patrono y Directora General
>> Fundación Sidar - Acceso Universal
>> Email: coordina@sidar.org
>> Personal: Emmanuelle@sidar.org
>> Web: http://sidar.org
>> -----Mensaje original-----
>> De: Shawn Henry [mailto:shawn@w3.org]
>> Enviado el: jueves, 22 de octubre de 2015 18:24
>> Para: EOWG (E-mail)
>> CC: Bakken, Brent; Sharron Rush; Judy Brewer
>> Asunto: EOWG new Co-Chair ! Brent Bakken
>> Hi EOWG,
>> I am very exited to share the news that Brent has been appointed EOWG
>> Co-Chair along with Sharron. [1] Brent is replacing me as Co-Chair, and I
>> will remain active in EOWG as the "W3C Team Contact", as WAI outreach
>> coordinator, and as EOWG participant. [2]
>> Basically, what that means for you starting next week:
>> * Brent will usually lead/"chair" the Friday telecons.
>> * Sharron has graciously volunteered to continue her amazing scribing --
>> see [3], and will continue to contribute as a non-telecon-leading Working
>> Group Co-Chair during the telecons.
>> * I'll be more relaxed on the Friday telecons. :-)
>> Sharron, Brent, and I will work together, along with editors of EOWG
>> deliverables, to plan and coordinate EOWG work.
>> As always, please consider us to have "open doors" and please share any
>> questions, comments, or suggestions you have with us directly.
>>  From my perspective, Brent joining Sharron as EOWG Co-Chairs is a big
>> positive for EOWG. Brent's skills are a great compliment to Sharron's
>> skills, and together they will make an awesome leadership team.
>> (This will also free up some of my energy. :-)
>> As a reminder, here's some info about Brent: <
>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2014OctDec/0048.html>
>> Please join me in welcoming Brent Bakken as EOWG Co-Chair!
>> Best,
>> ~Shawn, EOWG Team Contact :-)
>> [1] The announcement to W3C Members today said:
>> ...
>> Brent Bakken (Pearson), is appointed new co-Chair of the Education and
>> Outreach Working Group (EOWG):
>> W3C is pleased to announce Brent Bakken, who joins Sharron Rush as
>> Co-Chair of the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG). Brent replaces
>> Shawn Henry as EOWG Co-Chair. Many thanks to Brent for offering his time to
>> EOWG. Shawn will continue in her role as Team Contact.
>> Brent's appointment takes effect with this notice.
>> We would like to thank Shawn Henry for her work as Chair of WAI IG and
>> Co-Chair of EOWG, and for her leadership of EOWG for many years.
>> ...
>> [2] Team Contact role is to "acts as the interface between the Chair,
>> group participants, and the rest of the Team". Team = W3C staff. <
>> http://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/>
>> If you're interested, info on the Role of the Team Contact is here <
>> http://www.w3.org/Guide/staff-contact>
>> [3] Note that Working Group Chairs are not usually regular scribes;
>> usually Working Group participants take turns scribing. Sharron has
>> volunteered to do it. I *greatly* appreciate Sharron taking this task, and
>> am in awe of Sharron's scribing abilities. It's hard to do well. Thank you,
>> Sharron, for scribing EOWG telecons, along with your Chairing work!
>> ###
> --
> "You have to take on challenges to experience living."
> Boris von Engelbrechten
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