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Seeking Our Next CEO

July 20, 2023


As the Chair and Vice Chair of Digital Public Square, we write today with both gratitude and excitement. We're about to embark on a new chapter in our organization's story, and we're thrilled to invite you to be part of it. We are announcing the commencement of an open recruitment process to find the next CEO of Digital Public Square.

We want to take a moment to express our heartfelt thanks to our outgoing CEO, Farhaan Ladhani. Farhaan's leadership and vision have been instrumental in molding Digital Public Square into the dynamic, impactful organization it is today. His dedication to enabling healthy communities with technology that prioritizes dignity, respect, and meaningful decision-making is inspiring. We would also like to acknowledge the incredible work of our founders, and especially Sean Willett who will also be moving on from Digital Public Square. Your contributions to building an organization that tackles tough societal questions and empowers new voices online have made our organization what it is today. We’re immensely grateful.

For those interested in becoming the next CEO of Digital Public Square, we encourage you to learn more and apply through our recruitment site. This is a unique opportunity to lead a not-for-profit organization that's grown to reach millions of people worldwide across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

As we embark on this next phase, we feel a palpable sense of excitement for the future. We invite leaders who share our passion for serving and delivering on a vision for vibrant, healthy communities to join us in this journey.

You will be part of a collective of creators, researchers, technologists, and advocates who are dedicated to serving communities-in-need. You will lead a passionate group of people having measurable impact worldwide in delivering and adopting new ways for everyone to connect with more reliable information.

As we say farewell to our founders and get ready to welcome new leadership, we are reminded of the power of change and growth. We are so excited about the future of Digital Public Square and what the next decade will bring — join us! 

Find out how to apply to be Digital Public Square’s next CEO

With sincere gratitude and anticipation,

Suzanne Nickerson, Chair of the Board & Bernard Etzinger, Vice Chair of the Board

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Written by Suzanne Nickerson, Chair of the Board & Bernard Etzinger, Vice Chair of the Board