At the most recent meeting of BERI’s Board of Directors, Sawyer Bernath was promoted to Deputy Director of BERI, and joined the Board. I’m excited about Sawyer’s increasingly central role at BERI, which is key to our “distillation” plan for 2020, as described in this blog post.

In addition, Alex Flint has stepped down from the Board. Alex will retain membership on BERI’s grants committee, as we continue to distribute BERI’s remaining grant-making funds, primarily to other institutions for re-granting. (For more information on BERI’s grants, see this blog post.)

In his role as a Director, Alex has been a huge help in orienting BERI’s culture toward an action-oriented mode of operation, and for that his contribution to BERI is greatly appreciated. He will also remain as an Advisor to the Board.