OTW Board announces the resignation of Maia Bobrowicz

The OTW Board of Directors regrets to announce the resignation of Board member Maia Bobrowicz, effective immediately, for personal reasons. She first joined the OTW staff in 2008 and served as Chair of the AD&T committee in 2009 before being appointed to the Board in December 2012. The Board is deeply grateful for Maia’s years of dedicated service, which she will continue with our Accessibility, Design & Technology Committee.

Maia’s term was slated to end in 2014, and her resignation means that her seat may be filled by appointment, or that up to four Board seats will potentially be up for election in 2013. The Board has a range of options for restoring the elections timetable, and the Board is currently discussing how and when to fill Maia’s seat. That decision will be announced, at the latest, in time for the 2013 election.

The Board has taken the opportunity provided by Maia’s resignation to reshuffle its officer slate with an eye towards organizational sustainability. Board President Kristen Murphy, who was elected to the Board in 2010 and whose seat is up for election this year, has decided to step down as President to take on the role of Secretary for the remainder of her term. Kristen previously served as Secretary for the 2011 term and has served as President since 2012.

At this time, the Board is finalizing its decision as to who will serve as its next President, and will make that announcement shortly.

This post has been edited to clarify that Maia is continuing work within the OTW.