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PHILADELPHIA (September 11, 2020) — Verified Voting, a non-partisan organization focused exclusively on the critical role technology plays in election administration, announced today that Marian K. Schneider is stepping down from her role as the organization’s president for personal reasons. We are grateful for Marian’s dedication to election security issues and the important contributions she made to Verified Voting. Mark Lindeman and Cris Landa will take on the roles of Interim Co-Directors.

Mark Lindeman, Director of Science and Technology Policy, has worked to make elections more secure and verifiable for over a decade. Widely known and respected in the elections community, Mark worked on risk-limiting audits (RLAs) before they had a name and advises legislators, election officials and other decision makers on audit methods. Cris Landa, who joined the team in early 2020 as Program Director, has worked in nearly all aspects of nonprofit management. Her leadership of the entire programs team, coupled with her management experience, have made an immediate impact on the organization in her relatively short tenure. 

Verified Voting continues its commitment to strengthening democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections and remains steadfast in its work in the leadup to the November elections. There is still much to do to secure our elections, and Verified Voting’s staff is continuing to work closely with election officials, implementing audits, advocating for best practices, researching election technology and providing the necessary resources and tools.

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