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See also the list of Previous Unicode Officers and Staff.

Julie Allen Julie Allen, 1997 to present
Sr. Editor & Project Manager

Julie Allen has been involved with the Unicode Standard since Version 2.1, writing, editing and managing various projects for the Consortium. She earned a Ph.D. in Germanics from the University of Washington and an undergraduate degree in English and German from the University of Michigan. She works hard to translate long convoluted sentences into clear, precise prose and to keep group projects moving forward on schedule.

Ellen Mastros Ellen Mastros, 2012 to present
Office Manager

Ellen brings years of administrative experience in a variety of industries and settings including corporate as well as non-profit organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration.

Rick McGowan Rick McGowan
Technical Vice President, IUC Conference Chair
, Sr. Software Engineer

Mr. Rick McGowan was appointed Technical Director of Unicode, Inc. in July 1992, then Vice President in 1998. He became Technical Vice President in 2011. In 2001, he joined Unicode as a Sr. software engineer and a member of its staff. Prior to that Rick was employed by NeXT Software, Inc. and subsequently Apple Computer, Inc. He joined Unicode, Inc. to provide dedicated technical expertise. Mr. McGowan has long been an active participant in the Unicode Technical Committee, and participated in the working group prior to the formation of the Consortium. He is now active in the development of proposals for the standardization of Scripts not currently included in the Standard. He is also Chair of the Internationalization and Unicode Conference Program Committee.