Announcing the release leads for 2016

As announced during the State of the Word this year, we have a brand new selection of release leads for 2016.

Mike Schroder
Previously a co-lead for WordPress 3.9 and long time contributor, Mike Schroder (@mikeschroder) will kick off the year as the release lead for WordPress 4.5.

Dominik Schilling
Following WordPress 4.5, Dominik Schilling (@ocean90) will be the release lead for WordPress 4.6. Dominik has been a core committer for a couple of years now and was a backup release lead for WordPress 4.4.

Matt Mullenweg
Finally, closing out the year, Matt Mullenweg (@matt) will put on his release lead hat and lead WordPress 4.7. Matt previously led the WordPress 3.8 release.

Each of these release leads need your help! Every release is made by hundreds of contributors over many months, not just by its release lead. Additionally, every release lead needs a backup lead or two to help ensure the release moves forward at a solid pace. These backup release leads get great training for the real deal, as they often become future release leads (see both Mike and Dominik above!).

Are you interested in being a backup release lead? Just comment here to let Mike, Dominik, and Matt know.

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