A while back we wrote a blog post asking the community to nominate people that they felt would be good candidates to join the Community Leadership Team.

From those nominations, we are pleased to announce that we had selected six people. Four people accepted our invitation, while two chose to instead focus on their current volunteer roles in the community. We thank all of the people that we invited for their kind and thoughtful responses, as well as the Joomla Community for the many excellent suggestions.

So, to not keep you in suspense any longer, please join us in welcoming the following new CLT members:

Isidro Baquero -
Related with Joomla since Mambo days, he owns a blog about Joomla in Spanish. He started collaborating actively with the Joomla project during early 2010, when joined the moderator team as local moderator for the Spanish forum. After that, he continued to increase his involvement, joining JPeople community managers team and the JCM as Spanish editor during 2010, and becoming JPeople Communications Manager during 2011. Also, during 2011 summer he joined Joomla Tweet team and the Spanish Translation Team.

Milena Mitova -
With more than 8 years of online marketing experience and a broad set of technical and project management skills, Milena uses her expertise in SEM (search engine marketing), analytics, and landing page optimization to create high-impact Joomla websites.
She works as an online marketing manager for FalconStor Software, Inc. and manages her own web design company - Complete Website Care. She also volunteers as an author and team member of Joomla! Community Magazine.

Olaf Offick - Olaf is an Internet Engineer (M.Sc.) working in Galway, Ireland. He is the founder of Learn Skills, a company providing high quality Learning Management Systems (LMS / LCMS / VLE) and Educational Materials to businesses, schools and government organisations. In the Joomla! community, Olaf currently works on the Joomla Forum team as a Global Moderator and forum Adminstrator.

Sander Potjer - The involvement with the Joomla community started back in 2008, as co-founder of the local Dutch community www.joomlacommunity.eu. In a short period they established a solid community with an active team of volunteers. The volunteers contribute by providing news, translations, documentation, forum support and by organization the Joomla User Groups (14 in a small country!) and the yearly Dutch JoomlaDays.

As you can see, these new members not only add to the skills and experience of the CLT but also bring representation from our International community, something that we feel is very important for our commitment to Internationalization which we discussed in depth at our recent summit.

Isidro, Milena, Olaf and Sander - Welcome! We are so very excited to have you on board of our team and we look forward to working with you. Thank you for taking on this added responsibility on top of all that you do already for our community.

[edit - minor typo - 08/16/2011 - Wendy]