Unicode Board of Directors Election Results

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Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:33:27 -0700

OrrissCoadyThe Unicode Consortium announces the election of four
Directors for three year terms beginning January 2019: Bob Jung, Iris
Orriss, Alolita Sharma, and Greg Welch. A fifth candidate, Michele
Coady, was elected for a one year term.

Michel Coady and Iris Orriss join the Consortium Board of Directors for
the first time. Bob Jung, Alolita Sharma, and Greg Welch have been
re-elected to continue their service as Directors.

Michele Coady is a Director of Global Readiness at Microsoft,
responsible for the Microsoft Global Readiness policy, which includes
driving geopolitical, globalization and internationalization compliance,
risk management and awareness company-wide. She has been providing
geopolitical support and guidance for the Microsoft Unicode emoji work
for several years.

Iris Orriss serves as Director of Internationalization at Facebook. She
has been with Facebook since January 2013 and is passionate about
eliminating the internet language and cultural barriers. Her work
focuses on growing Facebook in international markets. In addition, Iris
is member of the board at Translators without Borders, a nonprofit
organization that provides vital information in the right language at
the right time. Prior to Facebook, Iris was a director at Microsoft
working on product internationalization and development process in the
enterprise and language technology divisions. She is a native of
Germany, speaks four languages, and was educated at Freie Universität

The Unicode Consortium would like to thank Dachuan Zhang who will step
down in 2019 after four years as a member of the board of directors.

For the listing of current directors and officers of the Consortium
please see Unicode Directors, Officers and Staff


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