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ISUG Announces 2010 Board of Directors

In addition, there are several other people who support the organisation in various ways

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PowerBuilder Developer's Journal Blog - The International Sybase User Group is governed by an 11 member Board of Directors.

All of the positions on the board are elected by the membership during the annual elections, with the exception of the Secretary, who is appointed by the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is comprised of 4 main committees:

  • The Executive Committtee - The President, the Secretary and the three Vice Presidents;
  • The Finance Committee - Chaired by the Vice President of Finance
  • The Marketing Communications & Events Committee - Chaired by by the Vice President of Business Relations;
  • The Membership Committee - Chaired by the Vice President of Membership.

Board Members serve on the committees which best suit their skillset.

In addition, there are several other people who support the organisation in various ways, and also participate on the committees.

ISUG Board of Directors for 2010/2011

President ...................................................................................   Bryan Enochs
Vice President of Business Relations ................................         Cynthia Gill
Vice President of Finance ......................................................      Eric Van Patten
Vice President of Membership ...............................................      Anne Walker
Benefits Director .......................................................................   Sheri Page
Communications Director ......................................................     Chris Pollach
Enhancements Director .........................................................     Aryeh Silverberg
Partner Director ........................................................................   Marcelle von Wendland
User Group Director – Asia Pacific  .......................................     Joe Woodhouse
User Group Director – Europe, Middle East, and Africa .....        Jeremy Chubb
User Group Director – North America ...................................      Cindy Bean
User Group Director – South/Latin America .........................  <open>

For more information, please see the ISUG web site!

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".