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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link="#0563C1" vlink="#954F72" style='word-wrap:break-word'><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt'>Dear Kantara Initiative Leadership Council,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>I hope this email finds you well. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>This email is serving as an official written notice that the nomination period for the Leadership Council positions officially closed on Friday, November 13<sup>th  </sup>with the 3 positions receiving a self-nomination from each of the incumbents. No positions were contested.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><b>The Officer positions will be as follows:</b><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:47.25pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'> </span></span></span><![endif]>Chair: Andrew Hughes<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:47.25pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'> </span></span></span><![endif]>Vice-Chair(s): Jim Pasquale<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:47.25pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'> </span></span></span><![endif]>Secretary: Salvatore D’Agostino<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><b>Please note, nominations and the tenure of office is subject to a check that the Officers are members in good standing. </b> <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Subject to the above check, congratulations all. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The officers were scheduled to officially assume their duties as of<b> </b>November 24<sup>th  </sup>but given there was no need for a balloting process for contested positions, there is no reason to wait until then.<b> Officers are welcome to assume their duties with immediate effect </b>(subject to the above-mentioned membership check).<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Best regards,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>The Kantara Staff<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><a href="https://kantarainitiative.org/"><span style='color:#0563C1;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=143 height=46 style='width:1.4916in;height:.4833in' id="Picture_x0020_2" src="cid:image001.png@01D6BC47.9CAC8460" alt=Kantara-Logo></span></a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1889513/1769625/">Receive Kantara News & Updates</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://kantarainitiative.org/about/10th-anniversary/" target="_blank">Kantara Initiative</a>, <a href="https://edufoundation.kantarainitiative.org/" target="_blank">Kantara Educational Foundation</a> & <a href="https://kantarainitiative.eu/" target="_blank">Kantara Europe</a><o:p></o:p></p></div></body></html>