Welcoming Rui Campos as the New Vice President of Digital Defiance

Dear Digital Defiance Community,

It is with great excitement that we announce Rui Campos as the newest member of our leadership team, stepping into the role of Vice President. Rui brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our organization, and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard.

Rui’s dedication to innovation and his commitment to our mission of digital empowerment align perfectly with the values of Digital Defiance. With his proven track record of driving change and his passion for utilizing technology for positive impact, we are confident that Rui will play a pivotal role in guiding our organization towards even greater heights.

As we welcome Rui, we also want to take a moment to express our thanks to Joe Arceneaux for his service as our Secretary of the Board. Joe has been an invaluable member of our team, and we understand and respect his decision to focus on personal matters at this time. We wish him all the best, and we are grateful for his contributions to Digital Defiance.

With Rui joining our leadership team, we are excited for the opportunities ahead. Together, we will continue to push boundaries, challenge norms, and empower individuals and communities through digital technology.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Rui Campos as our new Vice President.

Warm regards,

Jessica Mulein
Digital Defiance


  • Jessica Mulein

    Jessica Mulein's dedication to technology began at the tender age of 12, setting the foundation for her future endeavors. In 1995, she co-founded Silicon Connections, an Internet Service Provider that remains active under the leadership of her co-founder. Jessica's career path led her to Microsoft, marking a notable chapter in her professional journey. Parallel to this, her unwavering commitment to Open Source inspired the establishment of Digital Defiance in 2022, which was incorporated in 2023. Even in its early stages, Digital Defiance is actively exploring promising opportunities, such as corporate matching and giving programs. Today, alongside her role at Microsoft, Jessica provides strategic direction as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Defiance.

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