Friday, February 28, 2014

Casserly steps down as CEO of Creative Commons. Now Paul Brest is interim CEO

You might remember the announcement a few months ago that Cathy Casserly will be stepping down as CEO of Creative Commons this year.
In fact, at the beginning of January CC officially opened the search for the new CEO. Today, at the end of February (exactly three years after the entry of Cathy in CC) the CC blog publish a farewell message by her, explaining that Paul Brest, CC board chair, has stepped up as interim CEO.
My journey with CC has had different segments, contexts, and textures. What I have found so rewarding during this leg as CEO is working closely with our deeply talented and dedicated staff, regional coordinators, affiliates, partners, and supporters.
Together, we have made tremendous progress to create a global footprint of sharing, legally. We continue to extend our reach into critical communities – learning, science, data, and culture – and educate the world about the power of open. And while we have not yet reached our collective mission, we have advanced, and will continue to do so. Here at CC, we have worked hard over the past months to ensure the CEO transition is smooth. The board has the search well underway and Paul Brest, CC board chair, has stepped up as interim CEO. My profound thanks to Paul, both personally and on behalf of the broader community, for his unyielding leadership and support.
So the search for the new CEO is still open. We have to wait some more time to know which direction CC will take in the next years.

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