Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler Concludes Time Leading the Organization
Today Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler is announcing the conclusion of her time leading the organization. On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and global community, we want to offer Catherine our sincere thanks. We are grateful to her for over three years of leadership at CC.
During her tenure as CEO, Catherine demonstrated tremendous energy. Joining as a leader in August 2020, in the middle of a global pandemic, meant navigating challenging times. Like many nonprofits during that time, the organization struggled financially. Under Catherine’s leadership the organization recovered from that. A successful 20th Anniversary Campaign that concluded in December 2022 led to more predictability for some of CC’s core program areas, due to multi-year funding commitments.
Organizational highlights from Catherine’s tenure at CC include a year-long campaign of thought leadership and community consultation on AI & the commons, which culminated in the 2023 CC Global Summit. This was CC’s first in-person community gathering since 2019. We also launched the Open Climate Campaign in partnership with SPARC and EIFL, and the organization has invested deeply in the Open Culture sector. Both initiatives are the result of generous funding from Arcadia. These are achievements that we can all be proud of.
Anna Tumadóttir will serve as CC’s Interim CEO during this transition period.
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Today marks my last day at Creative Commons. Serving CC has been an incredible honor and I am proud of the achievements we have made together. As I step into new adventures in 2024, I’m excited about the future and the possibilities ahead. Wishing you all a prosperous 2024.
— Catherine Stihler (@C_Stihler) December 29, 2023
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