Strategic Leadership Board

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The Strategic Leadership Board (SLB) conducts the business affairs of the Foundation, sets the overall strategic direction of the Foundation, and functions as the legal Board of Directors.

The Strategic Leadership Board consists of between 3 and 10 members, with members being elected to three-year terms from 1 January to 31 December (see the COIN-OR Foundation by-laws). The following are the current members as well as the year their current term ends:

  • Oscar Dowson (elected board member until 2023)
  • Kevin Furman (2024) (elected as Vice President on 5 April 2022)
  • Laurent Perron (2023)
  • Andrew Mason (elected board member until 2022, & elected again in 2023 until 2025)
  • Stefan Wild (elected board member until 2024)
  • Ted Ralphs (ex-officio as chair of new technical committee approved in 2022)
  • Matthew Saltzman (2022), elected President and Chair of the Board (re-elected on 5 April 2022)
  • Kibaek Kim (Secretary, appointed on 14 July 2023 as an officer until end 2023)
  • Ti Zhang (Treasurer, appointed on 5 April 2021, and currently an officer until end 2023)

Note that officers are appointed for one year, while elected board members serve for a 3 year term.

Previous membership terms on the SLB include:

  • Horand (Gus) Gassmann (2021), Treasurer
  • Giacomo Nannicini (2021), Secretary
  • Robert Fourer (2017, 2021)
  • Kevin Furman (2018, 2021)
  • Horand (Gus) Gassmann (2018),  Treasurer
  • Bill Hart (2018)
  • Alan King (2016, 2020)
  • Andrew Mason (2019)
  • Giacomo Nannicini (2018), Secretary
  • Ted Ralphs, TLC Representative until 2022 (when this role was disestablished)
  • Matthew Saltzman (2019), President

Several committees have, in the past, coordinated the work of the SLB:

Alan King (chair)
Legal Affairs
Ted Ralphs (chair), Lou Hafer, Matthew Saltzman
Lou Hafer (chair)
Matthew Saltzman (chair), Lou Hafer, Andrew Mason, Ted Ralphs