DCMI is pleased to announce that Mike Lauruhn has accepted an appointment to the DCMI Governing Board as an Independent Member. Mike is Technology Research Director at Elsevier Labs and has been a longstanding participant in DCMI, serving as a member of the Education and Outreach Committee's "Linked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE) initiative" and as co-Program Chair for the DCMI annual conference in 2010. Before joining Elsevier Labs in 2010, he was a consultant with Taxonomy Strategies LLC working with numerous private companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to help define and implement taxonomies and metadata schemas. He began his library career cataloging at the California Newspaper Project at the Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research at the University of California, Riverside. Mike's three year term will begin at the close of DC-2016 in Copenhagen. For additional information, visit the Governing Board page at http://dublincore.org/about/oversight/#lauruhn.