Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Cathy Wissink joins Unicode Board, other Board Updates

Cathy Wissink ImageUnicode Consortium is excited to welcome Cathy Wissink to the Board effective immediately. Cathy is a 30-year veteran of the global tech industry. Most of her career was spent at Microsoft, with her early tenure devoted to internationalization support for Windows. She then spent 15 years working focused on global government and regulatory affairs. In her most recent role at Microsoft, Cathy managed a part of Microsoft’s standards portfolio supporting regulatory needs in forums like ISO/IEC JTC1, CEN/CENELEC, NIST, and also led Microsoft’s product certification process for China.

Cathy led Microsoft’s participation in the Unicode Technical Committee from 2000-2005, and served as UTC vice-chair and INCITS/L2 chair from 2002-2005.

The Board also elected Tim Brandall and Salvo Giammarresi as Chair and Vice Chair of the Finance and Funding Committee. Tim was also named Treasurer of the Board.

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