It is my great pleasure to announce that we have hired a new Executive Director for the Haskell Foundation: José Manuel Calderón Trilla. José is a long-time Haskeller and Haskeller-educator, with a PhD from the University of York, a stint at Galois, and is currently wrapping up a lectureship at the University of Maryland.
During the selection process, the board was impressed with José’s leadership skills (as honed wrangling the teaching staff and students of 300±person courses), his ability to forge connections with people, and his ideas about how to guide the HF. We’re very excited to be working with him.
We were fortunate to get a slate of strong applications for the ED position, culminating in multiple presentations to the board. For me, personally, this process has affirmed the strong position of the HF in its ability to attract the right people for this top position. We all owe our gratitude to the folks who put their hats in the ring here: applying for a new job is never easy, and our community is stronger because of the applications we received.
Lastly, I want to thank my fellow board members who volunteered to interview candidates: Josh Meredith, Andres Löh, Chris Dornan, and Graham Hutton. Thanks for your time here.
Looking forward to this next chapter!