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Scrum Alliance® Welcomes New Board Member Peter Behrens!

Posted By Liz Crider, Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Scrum Alliance® Board of Directors election has closed and the results are in! Peter Behrens will take on the Scrum Certified Member (SCM) Elected Director seat being vacated by Pete Deemer. Peter garnered 43.05% of the total votes, while Ethan Huang and Tamara Sulaiman Runyon claimed 35.51% and 21.43% respectively. 

We would like to thank Harvey Wheaton and Chris Guzikowski, who are ending their board terms, for their leadership, service, and dedication during their time on the Scrum Alliance board and wish them both well in the future. Pete Deemer will remain on the board, as he has accepted the open Board Elected Director position vacated by Harvey Wheaton. 

Board Chairman Harvey Wheaton said, “This is an exciting time for Scrum Alliance as we continue to grow at a rapid rate. As a board, we have committed to focus on organizational transformation as well as the support we already provide to individuals and teams as they adopt and use Scrum. I'm excited about the opportunities in front of us and energized by the amazing support we get from our members at all levels. Together we will certainly continue to transform the world of work!”

Newly elected board member Peter Behrens said, "I am honored to have been elected to serve as a member of the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors. I appreciate the support of this growing global community and will do my best to represent its diversity. I also want to thank the other candidates, Ethan and Tamara, for stepping forward for this position. I truly believe that Scrum Alliance is the leader in transforming the world of work and I will work to continue to transform Scrum Alliance to meet the challenges ahead. Thank you!”

Pete Behrens is a Certified Scrum Coach® (CSC) and Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) from Boulder, Colorado. Pete has been an active leader in Scrum Alliance for 10 years and was a founding member of the CSC program. He has also been active with ongoing development of coaching programs and retreats and with leading the formation of a new set of Agile Leadership Learning Objectives. As president of Trail Ridge Consulting, Pete guides organizations and leaders in their Agile growth and maturity.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Scrum Alliance membership, I welcome Peter into his new role and wish Harvey and Chris all the best. I also want to extend my sincerest thanks to all of this year's candidates for their desire to help guide Scrum Alliance toward a bright future as we work together to transform the world of work in 2016 and beyond.

For inquiries related to the election process, contact


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