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Ryan Merkley

Chief Of Staff

Ryan is Chief of Staff at the Wikimedia Foundation. Previously he served for 5 years as Chief Executive Officer at Creative Commons. Ryan was also Chief Operating Officer of Mozilla. He worked as Director of Corporate Communications for the City of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games, and was a Senior Advisor to Mayor David Miller in Toronto, where he led the Mayor’s budget policy and initiated Toronto’s Open Data project. Ryan is an experienced campaigner and advocate for social causes, and has advised political campaigns on the local and national levels. He is an avid cyclist and an amateur barista. He lives in Toronto with his daughter, his wife Kelsey, and his dog Barkley.

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