~Leading Open Source CMS Project Seeks to Grow Drupal Adoption and to Broaden Its Reach into Diverse Communities~ 

Portland, ORThe Drupal Association, an international nonprofit organization, welcomes its newly appointed board members to help to advance its mission to unite a global open source community to build, secure, and promote Drupal. The Association’s Board of Directors ratified the appointment of five new board members in September, including Ryan Szrama, Lo Li, Owen Lansbury, Grace Francisco and Leslie Glynn, who was elected for the community-at-large seat.

“We are very excited to have these amazing individuals join us in our efforts to broaden our reach into diverse communities and to grow Drupal adoption. They bring a wide range of experiences and expertise to the Association that will enhance our opportunities to reach new audiences, support the Drupal community and elevate the Drupal project around the world,” said Adam Goodman, Drupal Association Board Chair. “We welcome Ryan Szrama’s product and service development and business skills coupled with his strong relationships in the Drupal community, and we look forward to working with him to achieve our strategic goals.”

Ryan Szrama co-founded Commerce Guys in 2009 to offer Drupal-based eCommerce consulting and development services. He was the project lead of Drupal’s most popular eCommerce framework, Drupal Commerce, from its creation to its eventual use on over 60,000 websites. In 2016, Ryan acquired control of Commerce Guys from his partners, leading the company to rebrand to Centarro and launch new product and support offerings that enable teams to build with confidence on Drupal Commerce.

The newly-elected members will join the following Association board members, continuing their service in the upcoming term: 

  • Baddý Sonja Breidert, 1xINTERNET
  • Dries Buytaert, Acquia
  • Luma Dahlbacka, Charles Schwab & Co
  • Suzanne Dergacheva, Evolving Web
  • Adam Goodman, Northwestern University’s Center for Leadership
  • Mike Lamb, Pfizer
  • Audra Martin-Merrick, Red Backpack Limited
  • George Matthes, Johnson & Johnson
  • Vishal Mehrotra, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Ingo Rübet, BOTLabs GmbH
  • Michel van Velde, One Shoe

About Drupal

Drupal is one of the leading content management software platforms that has been used to create millions of websites around the world. There are 46,000 plus developers with 1.3 million users on Drupal.org, and Drupal has the largest open source community with its members in the world. Drupal has great standard features, easy content authoring, reliable performance and excellent security. What sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that ambitious web experiences need.

About the Drupal Association

The Drupal Association is an international non-profit organization that engages a broad audience about Drupal, the leading CMS open source project. The Association promotes  Drupal adoption through the work and initiatives of a worldwide community of dedicated contributors, and support from individual and organizational members. The Drupal Association helps the Drupal community with funding, infrastructure, education, promotion, distribution and online collaboration. For more information, visit Drupal.org.