Dear CDT Supporters and Colleagues,
I am writing to let you know that I plan to step down as President of CDT by CDT’s 20th anniversary celebration, March 2014. The Board has appointed a search committee and we have retained a search firm to guide us through the search process. We are beginning the search now in order to ensure that we have selected my successor well in advance of that date and ideally that we will have some overlap time to ensure a smooth transition.
As you can imagine, this has not been an easy decision. My tenure at CDT has been professionally and personally rewarding. I am immensely proud of the institution and its accomplishments during my Presidency. CDT’s reach and influence has never been stronger. The staff has grown threefold, and with offices in the center of US policy-making, the center of technical innovation, and the center of EU policy-making. CDT is now well positioned to influence tech policy globally.
CDT is a great organization, and great organizations do not rise or fall on the presence of any one leader. As many of you experienced first hand, the secret to CDT's success is our highly regarded staff. They are leaders in their own right, steeped in legal and technical expertise and committed to CDT’s unique multi- stakeholder approach to policy. They are—in a word—extraordinary. It is a privilege to work with such an amazing team as well as with CDT’s network of supporters.