W3C

Administration & Operations

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Maria Auday Executive Assistant

e-mailmaria@w3.org

Maria Auday is assistant to Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO. She is part of the administrative team and organizes some of the annual W3C meetings that are lead by Jeff.
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Caroline Baron Finance and Administrative manager

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e-mailcbaron@w3.org

Caroline is W3C Europe administrative and finance manager at ERCIM.
She joined the team in December 2001 and is now in charge of finance, accounting and human resources.
Caroline holds a BA in foreign applied languages and an MBA from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
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Xueyuan Jia

e-mailxueyuan@w3.org

Xueyuan Jia joined W3C in May 2015. She was the primary meeting planner and administrative staff at W3C/Beihang, and also the Media Contact in China as part of Marketing and Communications team.

Since June 2017, she fully joined Marketing and Communications team to be committed to Member communications, W3C groups and team supports, as well as to expand W3C press relations in China.

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Alexandra Lacourba Admin Team

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e-mailalex@w3.org

Alexandra joined the team in September 2002 as a replacement for Caroline Baron and dealt with accountancy.

She joined the Administrative Team in September 2003 and is the primary meeting planner for European meetings.

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zhenjie li

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Veronica Thom Chief Financial Officer

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e-mailveronica@w3.org

Veronica Thom is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the World Wide Web Consortium. In this role she has cross-W3C responsibility for finance, budget, financial plans and controls, and with her combined business/finance background, will advise W3M on future initiatives.

Before joining W3C in July 2012, Veronica served as Vice President for Nordic, Mexico and Australia markets with PartyLite, Inc. a direct selling company of Blyth, Inc. She was responsible for leading these new and emerging markets in sales and marketing, as well as driving profitability.

Prior to that Veronica held several financial management roles at The Gillette Company. She provided executive and financial leadership in various areas including the North America Supply Chain, Personal Care and Blade/Razor business units, Distribution and Manufacturing and Internal Audit. Veronica earned her degree in Economics and Finance from Simmons College and an MBA from Babson College.

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Amy van der Hiel Admin Team

e-mailamy@w3.org

Amy van der Hiel is the assistant to Tim Berners-Lee and does Media Relations for the W3C Communications Team.

Before joining the W3C, Amy worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and was the Assistant to the Director and Curatorial Associate at the Exhibitions Department of the Massachusetts College of Art. She has her Bachelors in Art History from Bard College, NY and her Masters in Art Education from Mansfield University, PA.

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Yan WANG

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I just graduated from Xi'an International Studies University And I like the administration to handle with something detail. I think what I do is very important and I'm also a valuable person.
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Susan Westhaver

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Susan joined the W3C in September 1995. She is the head of the Administrative staff at MIT and primary organizer of W3C Workshops, US Advisory Committee and TPAC Meetings. Previously, Susan worked with Bob Scheifler and the MIT X Consortium for three years, and has been a part of the Laboratory for Computer Science for nearly ten years.

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Naomi Yoshizawa

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Naomi joined the team in July 2010 to provide member relations, administration, finance, contract and personnel at W3C/Keio University. She has newly joined MarComm team as well since 1 April 2015. Prior to joining W3C, Naomi worked at AT&T Japan as a manager of Marketing Communications for AT&T World Access. She worked on a team that created an innovative prepaid card, produced publications and bids for designs and developed sales channels. She was awarded a Grand Prize for Best Operations Coordinator in 1996.