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Welcome Peter Wassel and Jeff Cherrington to the Governing Board

By | January 20, 2023

Open Mainframe Project is growing – last year, we had more than 1,240 contributors engage with the more than 20 projects and working groups. We’re committed to keeping this momentum going this year.

The Governing Board of the Open Mainframe Project plays a key role in leading the ecosystem and continuing to grow it. It supports the technical community, overseeing the fiduciary aspects of the project, helping provide direction and leadership, and being advocates of the technologies being developed within their organizations and with their customers and partners. Platinum members  ADP, Broadcom, IBM, Rocket Software and SUSE appoint representatives to serve on the Governing Board alongside the elected Silver and Academic Institution member representatives and the Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Council (TAC).

Today, we are excited to announce two new members of the Governing Board:  Peter Wassel, Director of Product Management for Mainframe DevOps solutions at Broadcom Inc., and Jeff Cherrington, Vice President, Product Management, System Z at Rocket Software.  Learn more about them below.

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Peter and Jeff join other Governing Board members including SUSE’s Alan Clark, East Carolina University Professor Dr. Cameron Seay, Marist College’s Harry Williams, Vicom Infinity’s Len Santalucia, Citi’s Martin Kennedy, Micro Focus’ Misty Decker, Citi’s Phil Tully, and ADP’s Steve Conger.

This Governing Board will work together  to ensure we meet our 2023 goals (featured below).


We would like to thank David Stokes of Broadcom and Peter Fandel of Rocket Software for their contributions and service to Open Mainframe Project over the years.  Their leadership on the Governing Board has helped Open Mainframe advance as a pipeline of innovation for the mainframe industry.

If you have questions, connect with the Open Mainframe Project Slack Channel. If this is your first time using the Open Mainframe Project Slack, register here.