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==Current Board==
 
----'''Tobias Knerr ''' fell in love with OpenStreetMap in 2008, and has been contributing as a mapper and software developer ever since. He's a long-time advocate for free software and open content, and has been promoting OSM through mapping parties, as a speaker and organizer for conferences, and at industry events. Tobias has joined the board in 2018, and is currently employed as a research assistant at the University of Passau, Germany.
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* [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Tordanik user: Tordanik on the wiki]
'''Paul Norman''' joined the board in 2014. He develops and maintains key parts of rendering software. He also volunteers on the Operations Working Group, Membership Working Group, and used to volunteer on the Data Working Group, Legal Working Group, Engineering Working Group and Management Team. He is currently employed as a software development engineer at Amazon in Seattle.
 
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* [http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Mikel User:Mikel on the wiki]
 
----'''TobiasRory KnerrMcCann ''' fell in love withdiscovered OpenStreetMap in 2008, and has been contributing as a mapperlong andtime softwarefan developerof everfree since.software/open He'ssource aand long-timemaps, advocatethe forentire freething software and openjust contentclicked, and has been promotingactive OSMever throughsince. mappingAs parties,well as aregular speakermapping, and organizerhacking foron OSM conferencesprojects, andthey'll atcan industrybe events.found Tobiasat hascommunity joined the board in 2018events, andor istrying currentlyto employedteach asnew apeople researchabout assistant at the University of Passau, GermanyOpenStreetMap.
* [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Tordanik user: Tordanik on the wiki]
 
They're originally from Dublin, Ireland, but currently lives in Karlsruhe, Germany working at the OpenStreetMap consultancy firm Geofabrik. While not at a computer, they like hiking and cycling in the nearby Black Forest, which provide options for mapping for OSM.
----'''Joost Schouppe ''' started mapping in 2012 and joined the board in 2018. He is a mapper and an OSM community organizer. He is a co-founder of the OpenStreetMap Belgium Local Chapter and as such co-organizer of meetups, mapathons, conferences and outreach activities. He is part of the osm-science initiative. Joost works as a geospatial data-analyst for local government.
* [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Joost_schouppe user: Joost_schouppe on the wiki]
 
----'''Guillaume Rischard ''' <br>
''bio pending''
 
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Prior to this, Ambassador Mustard worked as a social worker in Seattle resettling Soviet emigres (1979-1980) and as a guide-interpreter on the U.S. International Communication Agency’s exhibit “Agriculture-USA” in Kishinev, Moscow, and Rostov-na-Donu, USSR (1978-1979). Ambassador Mustard earned an A.S. at Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen, Washington in 1975; B.A.s in Political Science and in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington in 1978; and a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois in 1982. Mr. Mustard studied Russian at Leningrad State University in Summer 1978 under the auspices of the Council for International Educational Exchange. He is the recipient of five Presidential Rank Awards; USDA’s highest award, the Distinguished Service Honor Award; USDA’s second-highest award, the Superior Honor Award, twice; the Grand Golden Medal of Merit of the Republic of Austria, the highest award Austria can award to a foreigner; and numerous other Department of State and USDA performance awards. He speaks fluent Russian, basic German and very basic Spanish. He delivered the keynote address at the 2016 SOTM and the banquet speech at the 2019 NACIS conference on use of OSM in mapping Turkmenistan.
 
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----'''Rory McCann ''' discovered OpenStreetMap in 2008, as a long time fan of free software/open source and maps, the entire thing just clicked, and has been active ever since. As well as regular mapping, and hacking on OSM projects, they'll can be found at community events, or trying to teach new people about OpenStreetMap.
'''Paul Norman''' joined the board in 2014. He develops and maintains key parts of rendering software. He also volunteers on the Operations Working Group, Membership Working Group, and used to volunteer on the Data Working Group, Legal Working Group, Engineering Working Group and Management Team. He is currently employed as a software development engineer at Amazon in Seattle.
 
----'''Guillaume Rischard ''' <br>
They're originally from Dublin, Ireland, but currently lives in Karlsruhe, Germany working at the OpenStreetMap consultancy firm Geofabrik. While not at a computer, they like hiking and cycling in the nearby Black Forest, which provide options for mapping for OSM.
''bio pending''
 
----'''Joost Schouppe ''' started mapping in 2012 and joined the board in 2018. He is a mapper and an OSM community organizer. He is a co-founder of the OpenStreetMap Belgium Local Chapter and as such co-organizer of meetups, mapathons, conferences and outreach activities. He is part of the osm-science initiative. Joost works as a geospatial data-analyst for local government.
* [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Joost_schouppe user: Joost_schouppe on the wiki]
 
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