Current Board of Directors
|Tim Gorman, President
Tim Gorman began his IT career in 1984 as a systems programmer on UNIX and VMS operating systems. He joined Oracle in 1990 and became a technical manager in professional services. In 1998 he founded a consultancy focusing on Oracle performance, then joined Delphix as a consultant in 2014. Mr. Gorman is co-author of six books on data warehousing and database administration for Oracle from John Wiley and Apress, and has served as technical reviewer for eight other books for Oracle from O’Reilly & Associates and Apress. He has published articles for RMOUG “SQL>Update”, for IOUG “Select” magazine, and for the NoCOUG Journal. He is invited to present at 10-12 Oracle conferences annually in the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. Mr. Gorman is recognized by Oracle as an ACE Director and by his peers as a member of the Oak Table network.
|Bob Mason, Vice President, joined Regis University as a full-time assistant professor in January, 2011. Prior to accepting this position with Regis, he was employed by various Fortune 500 companies for 25 years as a DBA, Data Architect and Software Engineer. He was also an affiliate faculty member at Regis for 10 years. His Ph.D. dissertation research was focused on the resolution of the interoperability gap challenges that exist between Learning Object Repositories & Learning Management Systems using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August, 2011
MBA with an emphasis in CIS from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX – 1992
Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry Management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN – 1981.
He has worked on the RMOUG Board of Directors for the past year as the scholarship director. In addition, he presented at the RMOUG Training Days 2014 on the subject of Hadoop Pig Programming and he volunteered as a room monitor for 5 sessions. He enjoys working with the RMOUG BOD and it provides an opportunity for community service. Bob first became involved with RMOUG in 1999. At one of the RMOUG meetings he was recruited by Regis University (Don Archer) as an affiliate faculty member in the SCIS Database Technologies program where he taught Oracle classes for 10 years on a part-time basis. Later Bob joined Regis as a full-time faculty member in 2011 after completing his Ph.D. Over the years he has presented many times at RMOUG Training Days. He has always been impressed by the high quality of the presenters and participants at Training Days and other RMOUG events.
|John Jeunnette, Treasurer
I have worked as an application architect and developer in a variety of industries ranging from government agencies to transit companies to pharmaceutical companies to non-profit organizations for longer than I care to admit. Currently I am Oracle Applications Administrator for Dartmouth College supporting an Oracle E-Business Suite installation.
User group activities include volunteering at RMOUG Training Days, ODTUG conferences, and International Oracle Usergroup Community (IOUC) activities ranging from registration volunteer to conference chair to officer. Along the way I created the Conference Abstract Administration Tool used by over fifty conferences worldwide to process presentation submissions and registration, and the Group Administrator membership and event application.
|Chris Chase, Secretary
Chris Chase is a managing partner with The Bean Group. He is a Hyperion Planning and Essbase professional with over 20 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing corporate IT solutions using OLAP and OLTP databases and object oriented programming languages. He has strong presentation skills ranging from technical to analytical presentations given to all levels including C-Level executives. Chris is a self-motivated problem solver with strong analytical skills and an ability to develop and maintain a high level vision, while also working hands-on to complete detailed, complex tasks. He is a Proven team leader with strong managerial skills and an ability to quickly master new technologies and understand how they fit into a corporate technology strategy. Mr. Chase is a long time member of RMOUG and has served as the leader of the Hyperion/EPM special interest group (SIG) for the past 3 years. He is a frequent speaker at RMOUG meetings, the Hyperion/EPM SIG, and at the annual Training Days conference, as well as other local conferences and national conferences such as Oracle Open World, Collaborate, and KScope. Chris is also a member of the board of directors for the Colorado chapter of the Oracle Apps Users Group (Colorado.oaug.org) and is also an active member of ODTUG.
|Dan Hotka, Director of Programs/Education, is a Training Specialist and an Oracle ACE Director who has over 35 years in the computer industry, over 29 years of experience with Oracle products. His experience with the Oracle RDBMS dates back to the Oracle V4.0 days. Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge of the Oracle RDBMS. Dan is well-published with 12 Oracle books and well over 200 printed articles. He is frequently published in Oracle trade journals, regularly blogs, and speaks at Oracle conferences and user groups around the world. He has been a regular contributor to RMOUG for well over a decade now. He used to run a user group in Iowa where they too had a Training Day and he modeled the event after the RMOUG Training Days event. He is the current president of the Iowa Oracle Users Group (IAOUG.org), where he does most of the meeting arrangements. He has a lot of trade show experience, having spent a considerable amount of time working with several software vendors. He has been a regular contributor to the RMOUG SQL Update Magazine. He appreciates the Training Days and quarterly meeting speaking slots he has done for RMOUG in the past. He has quite the following of RMOUG members at each of the events. He receives a lot of positive feedback from both the RMOUG board and various attendees.
| Susan Llanes, Director of Marketing/Vendor Relations– Susan has approximately 15 years in global business development and marketing strategy in technology. She currently leads this effort at 6e Technologies, an Oracle Gold Partner. She specializes in maintaining and developing client relationships for Oracle solutions in EBS, SOA, BI, Cloud and Application Testing Suite.
| Karen Funston, Director of Training Days – As the Director, Business Intelligence for the Colorado Community College System, I have built a department from a three-person group to a seven-person team in 4 years. We have gone from having a skeptical user community to being declared by executive staff as “critical for business continuity” in that same period. I have served as a program committee member on an annual, national conference for higher ed (Ellucian Live – formerly Summit) for the last 8 years. I have been fortunate to be able to help build the Business Intelligence community to the point that we now are recognized as a viable group. I was privileged to receive the 2015 Outstanding Contributor Award for Excellence in Community Building and Support of Peers and Colleagues from Ellucian – a leading software provider to higher education.
|Vince Giasolli, Director of Newsletters
Vincent Giasolli has been using Oracle and the Oracle E-Business Suite since 1992. He is currently working in downtown Denver in the Oil and Gas industry. He has been employed across industry segments including Manufacturing, Government, Financial, Medical, and Real Estate as a DBA, Developer, Data Architect, Software Engineer, Ombudsman and Project Manager. He has a Masters in Computer Science and is an Oracle Certified Professional.
|Bobby Curtis, Director of Social Media – My position as a Senior Technical Consultant with Enkitec, offers me incredible support from my company to be involved in my local and remote user groups. I hope to be a positive resource within the RMOUG board of directors and of assistance to other board members through collaboration and skills that will continue to make RMOUG the successful Oracle User Group it is today. After serving on the board over the last year, I have learned a great deal about how the user group runs and how we can continue to improve over time. By being a part of the RMOUG board of Directors I have been able to focus more on community relations and how to continue to improve the group as time moves forward. Over the past two years, I have had the opportunity to present on a variety of stages from my local Georgia Oracle User Group (GOUSER), RMOUG TD 2013, and Oracle Open World in 2012/2013. These presenting opportunities have allowed me to spread the word of RMOUG as a valuable regional user group during presentations, webinars and Oracle meetings outside the state of Colorado and into other regional area providing RMOUG additional exposer to a new audience.
|Art Marshall, Director of Information Services/Web Master – I have worked in the IT industry since 1980, having used various database systems from then on, including my first exposure to Oracle in 1991. My Oracle responsibilities started with platform migration, then query and Forms development, and then those of a database administrator since 1997, in both production and development environments, including those of non-clustered, Data Guard, and RAC. Versions that I have been involved with include 6, through 12. With this long-term involvement in IT, I have a strong commitment to continually expand my knowledge of important Oracle database technologies, and to facilitate the usage and sharing of that knowledge with others.
|Mark James, Director of Scholarship – Mark has over 16 years of IT Experience, mainly as an Oracle Database Administrator, while also being highly skilled on numerous other major database vendor platforms as well. He has been an OCP since Oracle 8i through all versions up to 11g. He holds a BS in Accounting (1993), an MBA in Finance and Accounting (1997) and an MSCIS Degree in Database Technologies (2000). He taught Master’s Level Database Technologies Courses for almost 10 years at Regis University and has been teaching Master’s Level Database Technologies Courses for the University of Denver (DU) for over 9 years. He has worked as a DBA for several major companies in diverse business lines such as Internet Services, Telecom, Finance, Healthcare, Defense, Automotive, Energy, Oil and Gas.
|Sruthi Kumar Annamnidu, Director of Special Interest Groups, began working in IT in Bangalore, India, after completing undergraduate Computer Science degree from Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh in 2001. Since 2007, he has been working in IT in Denver. Currently, while working fulltime, he is pursuing a Masters in Database Administration at the University of Denver.
|Giri Venkata, Member At Large, worked as an independent Oracle consultant for various clients on small, medium and large projects for the last 15 years. Oracle certified professional Oracle DBA with more than 17 years of experience on Oracle Database administration and Oracle APPS DBA.- Worked on the following technologies- Oracle Database 7.x to 12c, RAC, DataGuard- Advanced configurations of Oracle EBS 10.6 SC to R12.2.3: Multi-Node, SSL, PCP, RAC, Exadata & Exalogic migrations- Oracle OBIEE Installations and configuration.- Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Weblogic, Oracle Forms, Reports, Oracle Discoverer- Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic.- Oracle OAM and IDM suite integrations with Oracle EBS R12.2.3/4. A great team lead with ability to Align team goals with organizational goals, identifying individual team members strengths and align them with proper technology stack. Manage, motivate, train and mentor team members.
|Komal Goyal, Member At Large – As a programmer, technical lead and project manager my experience with Oracle products as a consultant and user will help me bring a different perspective to the board. As a technology consultant with more than twenty years progressive experience in establishing and executing value driven global IT service strategy and delivery will help me as board member to bring innovative ideas to the programs run by RMOUG. Personally I am passionate about creating talent pipeline for the growing need in the technology world. I believe being part of such an instrumental User Group will help me implement the business ideas with in this program to attract the schools in the area to start attracting the regional talent to the program. I also have consulting experience with Oracle Enterprise Systems and technologies within commercial and public sectors, that will add another angle from which I should be able to contribute to the board.
|Al Gonzales, Member At Large
|Rene Antunez, Member At Large – My current position is as a Team Lead at The Pythian Group, and my company is able and committed to offer me great support to be involved in regional user groups and SIGs, and as an Oracle ACE, I’m able to help people see the value of RMOUG as avaluable regional user group during presentations and webinars. I believe that my experience with other groups and SIGs allow me to bring a number of unique perspectives to the RMOUG Board. I also believe that the organization can contribute a great deal through continued leadership, and these leaders bring quality to the Colorado Region.
|John Peterson, Past President
I have been doing Oracle related work since 1991, as a Developer, DBA ,DBA supervisor and IT Infrastructure Professional 5(SR. Oracle Apps DBA) . Other IT experience, as a Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, Systems Administrator, Storage Administrator, Applications Database Administrator. During my years on the board of directors with RMOUG, I have served as Board President, Vice President, VP/Treasurer, Treasurer, Secretary and Director of Scholarship/Education since 1999. I have presented at quarterly educational workshops and at the annual Training Days conference. I have volunteered for other committees such as Training Days. I have presented at other conferences.Currently, I am also serving on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Oracle Applications Users Group.Email: PastPresident@rmoug.org
|Kathy Robb, Board Member Emeritus, has been involved in Oracle technology since Oracle RDBMS 5, serving in a variety of capacities, including database support and administration, management, consulting and technical training. With over 20 years of Oracle-based experience, Kathy has worked with multiple Oracle technologies, particularly with Oracle Applications and Oracle Database, Kathy has a wide-ranging knowledge of technologies and support her customers in all areas of architecture, implementation and support.Kathy is a co-founder of Arisant, LLC a Colorado company and Oracle Partner.Email:BoardMemberEmeritus@rmoug.org|
|Kellyn Pot’Vin, Board Member Emeritus/Training Days Director(Non-voting) – Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is a member of the Oak Table Network and was an Oracle ACE Director until joining Oracle as the Consulting Member for the Strategic Customer Program, a specialized group of Enterprise Manager Specialists. Kellyn is known for her extensive work with Enterprise Manager 12c, its command line interface, environment optimization tuning, automation and architecture design. Her blog, http://dbakevlar.com and social media activity under her handle, DBAKevlar is well respected for her insight and content. She is the lead author on a number of technical books, hosts webinars for numerous technical groups, including All Things Oracle and has presented at Oracle Open World, HotSos, Collaborate, KSCOPE, along with other US and European conferences. Kellyn is a strong advocate for Women in Technology, (WIT) citing education on topics regarding stereotypes and presenting opportunities early as the path to overcoming challenges.
|Pat Van Buskirk, Board Member Emeritus , was an Oracle DBA from 1991 to 2011. Prior to that, she was a mainframe programmer and Oracle Forms developer. She has acted as project manager for applications in manufacturing, insurance, education, research and banking. Her hobby is horses and she is currently the web committee chair for the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo. She has recently joined Coldwell Banker in Parker as an Associate Broker where she continues to use her database skills in the real estate business.
|Ann Horton, Oracle Liaison, works for Oracle Corporation in Denver. Ann is currently a Sr. Applications Engineer developing Oracle Fusion Procurement Applications using Oracle ADF, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Oracle Essbase, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE). Previously Ann was a Senior Principal Consultant with Oracle’s Advanced Technology Services Fusion Middleware Group working with JDeveloper and ADF, Oracle Enterprise Manager, SOA, and Application Express.Ann has over 30 years of experience applying Oracle technologies to solve enterprise business problems for numerous organizations. For over 10 years, Ann provided Oracle consulting services through her Denver-based consulting firm. Concurrently Ann taught evening graduate level university courses in Java, object-oriented technology, and database technologies as an Affiliate Professor for Regis University.In the early 1990’s Ann worked for Oracle Corporation as Manager of U.S. CASE Education, and is internationally known for her data modeling, database design, and Oracle Designer expertise. She is co-author of the book Professional Oracle 8i Application Programming with Java, PL/SQL, and XML. Ann is a frequent presenter at RMOUG and ODTUG, and a former ODTUG Board Member.
|Peggy King, Executive Director, has been managing Partner of King Training Resources since 1992. Her previous background includes securities, banking, and paralegal. Peggy has volunteered in several roles. They include: Training Days Director for 2004 and 2005; RMOUG Training Days; IOUG-A Live!; and, several years at other conferences serving on the Finance and Web committees for IOUG.