[At-Large] STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT: Goodbye to Matt and Welcome to Xinyue (Ariel) Liang

Maureen Hilyard hilyard at oyster.net.ck
Tue Feb 18 23:38:49 UTC 2014

I think Evan has very appropriately expressed the sentiments of many of us
for the support  that Matt has given to our roles on the ALAC, especially
newbies like myself who found the maze of the community wikis a challenge..
but I have heeded Matt's wise words "Use the search tool" and usually found
myself where I needed to be. :) Thank you Matt.

We have just met Ariel in the ALT meeting and I look forward to working as
closely with her in the future. Ariel will bring much to reinforce the
APRALO motto "Celebrating diversity" within ICANN.


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Xinyue (Ariel) Liang

I've said my personal goodbyes to Matt privately, but I also want to
publicly thank him for being an absolutely invaluable "go-to" person.

"Above and beyond the call" does not begin to do justice to Matt's
contribution to what we do here, both on a personal and professional level.
I can think of specific times when he has helped me perform better, bailed
me out, and cheered me up. Simply, he has contributed immensely at making
At-Large a Better Place to Be.

Matt, I certainly hope the Strategic Initiatives people deserve you. Stay in

And Xinyue, welcome to ICANN and this diverse group of people in At-Large.
It's a demanding bunch but also a generally friendly group of people with
good hearts and strong wills. I look forward to getting to know you better,
and to seeing the combination of skills and interests you bring to our

- Evan
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