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Meet the Open Organization Ambassadors

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The Open Organization Ambassadors are a global community of writers, speakers, consultants, and experts committed to helping others understand the ways open values are changing the way we build organizations.

You can learn more about them below.

The Ambassadors

Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, and author, and was formerly the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, optimizing and growing the global Ubuntu community.

Areas of expertise: Building community

Learn more about Jono.

Rebecca Fernandez

Rebecca Fernandez

Rebecca Fernandez is a Principal Program Manager at Red Hat, leading projects to help the company scale its open culture. She's an Open Organization Ambassador, contributed to The Open Organization book, and maintains the Open Decision Framework. She is interested in the intersection of open source principles and practices, and how they can transform organizations for the better.

Areas of expertise: Scaling open principles and practices in the enterprise, making open decisions

Learn more about Rebecca.

Laura Hilliger

Laura Hilliger

Laura Hilliger is an artist, educator, writer, technologist, multimedia designer, developer, technical liaison, project manager, and Open Web hacktivist who is happiest in collaborative environments.

Areas of expertise: Open and inclusive leadership, building community, open principles in non-profits

Learn more about Laura.

Sam Knuth

Sam Knuth

Sam Knuth leads the Customer Content Services team at Red Hat.

Areas of expertise: Making open decisions, open leadership

Learn more about Sam.

Robin Muilwijk

Robin Muilwijk

Robin Muilwijk is an internet and e-government advisor who also serves as online community manager at eZ Systems.

Areas of expertise: Open source, community management, digitalization

Learn more about Robin.

Ron McFarland

Ron McFarland

Ron McFarland has been working in Japan for 40 years, and he's spent more than 30 of them in international sales, sales management training, and expanding sales worldwide.

Areas of expertise: Building trustful teams

Learn more about Ron.

Allison Matlack

Allison Matlack

Allison Matlack is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer turned Principal Product Communications Strategist at Red Hat who is known for her enthusiastic speaking style and passion for helping leaders inspire their teams.

Open leadership and management, owning your career in an open organization

Learn more about Allison.

Jen Kelchner

Jen Kelchner

Jen Kelchner is co-founder of LDR21 and advises organizational leaders on open leadership, cultures of trust, and engaging change based on open org principles.

Areas of expertise: Leadership, culture, executive advisory

Learn more about Jen.

Lauri Apple

Lauri Apple

Lauri Apple is senior program manager with Workday's public cloud team, and the creator of both the Awesome Leadership and Management List and Feedmereadmes.

Areas of expertise: Open leadership, documentation, building agile teams

Learn more about Lauri.

Jimmy Sjölund

Jimmy Sjölund

Jimmy Sjölund is a senior IT service manager and innovation coach at Telia Company, focusing on organizational development, agile and lean workflows, and visualisation practices.

Areas of expertise: Agile/lean workflows, visualization methodologies, open meetings

Learn more about Jimmy.

Angela Robertson

Angela Robertston

Angela Robertson is a senior manager at Microsoft, where she works with an amazing team of people passionate about community contributions and engaged in open organizations.

Areas of expertise: Open leadership, open meetings

Learn more about Angela.

Jonas Rosland

Jonas Rosland

Jonas Rosland is a community builder, open source advocate, blogger, author, and speaker at many open source focused events.

Areas of expertise: Building community, coordinating dispersed teams

Learn more about Jonas.

Heidi Hess von Ludewig

Heidi Hess von Ludewig

Heidi Hess von Ludewig is an Interlock Program manager who researches networked workplace creativity from the systems perspective, which means that she examines the relationships of multiple elements within the workplace that influence how individuals and groups perform innovative and creative work.

Areas of expertise: Interlock, innovation, social systems and culture

Learn more about Heidi.

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle is experienced in professional coaching, communications, and open organisational culture, and his strength is generating insight and clarity in others, accelerating their actions allowing them to achieve something greater using less of the most precious resource we have: time.

Areas of expertise: Coaching open leaders, open leadership development, and communicating in an open organization

Learn more about Michael

Ambassador alumni

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Chad Whitacre Chad Whitacre
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