Now Accepting Nominations for PowerShell.org, Inc. Board of Directors

At our first annual Shareholders Meeting (shareholders will receive an e-mail from me later this week about that meeting), we will be voting on our Board of Directors. Our corporate articles permit our existing Board members to serve indefinitely, and so all are automatically re-nominated. The current Board includes:

  • Myself (Don Jones)
  • Kirk Munro
  • Richard Siddaway
  • Jason Helmick
  • Jeffery Hicks

The Board is responsible for appointing a CEO (which is currently myself) to run the company; the CEO then appoints other officers as needed to conduct the corporation's business. I'll reiterate that PowerShell.org is a not-for-profit business, meaning our goal is to more or less break even. We obviously have expenses - Web site hosting, running the Summit, and so on - and the corporation provides a place where the needed funds can be managed, without running through anyone's personal checking account.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Board, please e-mail president/at/powershell.org no later than May 15th, 2013. Provide the person's name and e-mail address. You are welcome to nominate yourself.

Each shareholder will receive 5 votes per share owned, and can distribute those votes however they like amongst the nominees. The top 5 vote-earning nominees will comprise our new Board. They will then elect their Chairman, who presides over Board meetings, and either reconfirm the existing CEO or appoint a new one.

If you are interested in becoming a shareholder, please see this post. Note that shares must be purchased before May 1st, 2013, in order to be eligible for voting in the upcoming cycle. We are also nearing the end of our capital campaign, so time is running out to own a piece of PowerShell.org.

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Don Jones

Don Jones is a Windows PowerShell MVP, author of several Windows PowerShell books (and other IT books), Co-founder and President/CEO of PowerShell.org, PowerShell columnist for Microsoft TechNet Magazine, PowerShell educator, and designer/author of several Windows PowerShell courses (including Microsoft’s). Power to the shell!