Hi all,

This project has a tradition of rotating the PMC Chair about every 2 years,
to ensure continuity while at the same time preventing potential
contributor burn-out.

Recently the PMC has undertaken the necessary actions for this and has
found contributor (and PMC Member) Shawn McKinney willing and ready to take
the gavel from Stefan Seelmann to head our great project, and the Board of
the ASF has, in their meeting on Jan 16th 2019 (see [1], ratified the

Please join me in thanking Stefan Seelmann for heading the project in 2017
and 2018 and welcoming Shawn McKinney as the new PMC Chair and Vice
President of the Apache Directory project.

[1] https://whimsy.apache.org/board/agenda/2019-01-16/Change-Directory-Chair

Best regards,

Pierre Smits