Thursday, January 28, 2021

Unicode Consortium Elects New Directors to its Board

The Consortium is pleased to announce the following Board of Directors election results from its annual Member’s meeting:

Elected to new 3-year board terms:

Brent Getlin, Director of Product Development and General Manager, Fonts and Type, Adobe, Inc.
Brent is the Director of Product Development and General Manager for Adobe Fonts and Type at Adobe. Previously, Brent managed Adobe's mobile gaming engineering and Macromedia Flash video encoder. Brent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Teresa Marshall, VP of Globalization and Localization, Salesforce, Inc.
As VP of Globalization and Localization, Teresa drives globalization efforts across Salesforce, including internationalization, international product management and localization. She started her career as a German linguist and has held program and operational management positions at a number of Silicon Valley companies as well as academic positions in the field of language translation. Teresa holds a MA in Translation and Interpreting from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Re-elected to another 3-year term on the board:

David Singer, Apple, Inc.
David Singer is the senior engineer who coordinates standards activity for software engineering at Apple. In this role, he serves directly in both technical roles (multimedia systems at MPEG and 3GPP) and strategic roles (Advisory Committee and Advisory Board at the W3C, past Blu-ray Director), and indirectly oversees Apple’s involvement in a wide range of standards bodies and consortia, including ITU-T and ITU-R, SMPTE, and INCITS. David holds a BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, England.

Newly elected to a 2-year term:

Dr. Mark Davis, Google, Inc.
Dr. Mark Davis co-founded the Unicode project and has been the president of the Unicode Consortium since its incorporation in 1991. Having held positions at IBM and Apple, Mark joined Google in 2006 where he has been working on software internationalization focusing on effective and secure use of Unicode (especially in the index and search pipeline), the software internationalization libraries (including ICU), and stable international identifiers.

“We also wish to thank retiring directors Marypat Meuli and James Robertson for their combined many years of service to the Consortium as board members.” said Davis.

Over 140,000 characters are available for adoption to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages