Matt Mullenweg announced two new roles…

Matt Mullenweg announced two new roles in the WordPress project this week:

  • Josepha Haden will assume the role of “Executive Director.” Josepha will “oversee and direct all contributor teams in their work to build and maintain WordPress.”
  • Joost de Valk will take on the role of “Marketing & Communications Lead.” Joost will lead the marketing team “and oversee improving WordPress.org, related websites, and all its outlets.”

This announcement came as a surprise to Bridget Willard — the marketing team lead — and some post-announcement communication followed. Hopefully, some lessons were learned here.