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Employees and Contractors of the OWASP Foundation


Executive Director: Paul Ritchie

  • Based in California - USA

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Operations Director: Kate Hartmann

  • Based in Maryland - USA
  • Key areas of responsibility: general community requests, data management, event registration admin, community newsletter
  • Job Description: OWASP Operations Director

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Membership and Business Liaison: Kelly Santalucia

  • Based in New Jersey - USA
  • Key areas of responsibility: Individual and Corporate Memberships, Sponsorships, Co-Marketing Agreements, Advertising, Election, and Waspy Awards
  • Job Description: OWASP Membership & Business Liaison

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Accounting: Alison Shrader

  • Based in Maryland - USA
  • Key areas of responsibility: bookkeeping and account management, payments (incoming and outgoing)
  • Job Description: OWASP Accounting

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Event Manager: Laura Grau

  • Based in Bay Area, California - USA
  • Key areas of responsibility: Global AppSec Conference planning, execution, and wrap up; management of OWASP event policies
  • Job Description: OWASP Event Manager


Community Manager: Noreen Whysel

  • Based in New York City - USA
  • Key areas of responsibility: Attracting, motivating and retaining volunteers and security professionals to contribute to OWASP Projects and the OWASP Chapter community; Mobilize volunteers to help address security issues in large software systems/applications/frameworks; Strengthening OWASP Chapters and abilities to spread message of OWASP through locally organized and run events;Building a scalable OWASP training program that spreads security training to developers around the world.
  • Job Description: OWASP Community Manager

Project Coordinator: Claudia Casanovas

  • Based in - USA
  • Key areas of responsibility: Project Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the OWASP Projects operational infrastructure that provides support to the project leaders within the OWASP Organization. This position includes oversight of the operational processes, policies, and procedures that enables OWASPs Project Leaders and contributors to successfully run their open source software projects. This role is not responsible for project management of individual OWASP Projects within the OWASP Project infrastructure.
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IT Admin: Matt Tesauro (Contractor)

  • Based in Texas - USA
  • Key areas of responsibility: Domain name and server admin, mediawiki and mailman support, documentation of foundation technical workflows
  • Job Description: IT Administrator


Graphic Design: Hugo Costa (Contractor)

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