Eric Gundersen to Join Global Integrity Board of Directors

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Global Integrity is proud to announce the addition of Eric Gundersen, president and co-founder of Development Seed, to its board of directors effective immediately. Eric and Development Seed have been fixtures of the open source software and mapping communities for much of the past decade and will bring a fresh influx of technology experience and insight to the Global Integrity board.

“I’m elated that Eric has accepted the board’s offer to join us as a director,” said Global Integrity co-founder and Executive Director Nathaniel Heller. “As Global Integrity continues to make major investments in its Indaba fieldwork platform, Eric’s experiences and insights into building successful open source technology and software services will be invaluable.”

Gundersen is a recognized expert on open data and open source software and has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Nightline, NPR, and others. He is frequently invited to speak on topics including open data, data visualization, and open source business models and has presented at conferences such as SXSW, Where 2.0, GOSCON, and NodeJam. He earned his master’s degree in international development from American University in Washington, DC, and has dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and international relations. Gundersen co-founded Development Seed while researching technology access and microfinance in Peru.

"It's an honor to be working more closely with such an incredible team," said Gundersen. "Global Integrity is not only key to helping grow the open government and open data space, but it is leveraging its experience and network of parters to help governments and others 'go open' in the right way. We have some exciting challenges immediately ahead as this space rapidly expands. Global Integrity will be growing to scale its impact and its thought leadership. I look forward to bringing my open source product experience to the board and to working with Nathaniel and the team to help guide technology investments that make transparency actionable."

About Global Integrity: Global Integrity is an innovation lab that produces high-quality research and creates cutting-edge technology to advance the work of a global network of civic, public, and private reformers pursuing increased transparency and accountability in governments. In addition to our core team, we collaborate with a global network of more than 1,300 in-country contributors and partners who take our technologies, tools, and information to where they are most useful – the local level.

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