itSMFI Chair Sharon Taylor Steps DownAlex Kist from Holland will take over duties for now.
Taylor is very well known and respected in the ITSM global community and served the itSMF movement as chair for itSMF International for two years. Taylor also served on chapter boards and International itSMF committees for eight years prior to her appointment as itSMF International (itSMFI) chair.
Taylor was awarded in 2008 the itSMF UKs Paul Rappaport Award for outstanding commitment and Lifetime Achievement to IT Service Management. Sharon has stated her intention to remain active within the itSMF movement and to continue to help support its growth and success.
The International Executive Board of itSMFI as well as the chapter leaders are very saddened to see Taylor depart but fully respect and support her decision. They acknowledge her dedication, commitment and contribution to the itSMF and wish her every success for the future. The International executive Board welcomes Alex Kist from Holland as its new Chairman, pro tem. Alex is currently vice chairman of the organization and will hold the post until a new chairman is identified in January 2010.