Peter Gehres
Peter Gehres, Fundraiser Production Manager
Peter Gehres
Fundraiser Production Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I first worked as an Associate Community Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation's 2010 annual fundraiser in October 2010. I joined the Foundation as full-time staff in August 2011 as a Production Coordinator for the 2011 fundraiser. In February 2012, I was promoted to Fundraiser Production Manager.

Outside Wikimedia, I have a background in Computer Science and Information Security and have worked as a technology consultant in the for-profit sector in the United States. I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S. in Computer Science in May 2011 where I did research into information assurance policies and redaction of sensitive information from various media.

My work

In my role I am responsible for everything visible to a user as part of the annual fundraising campaigns. This includes banners, landing pages, donation forms and emails as well as their localization. I work closely with the fundraising engineering team to ensure reliability of the back-end components as well as feature development. In addition, I work with the fundraising creative team to develop new appeals and text and deliver analytics to help measure the success of the fundraiser.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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