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Oracle Development Tools User Group Announces New Board of Directors

The Earth Times, January 2009

WILMINGTON, NC — 01/13/09 — John Jeunnette, past president of Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG), has announced the 2009 ODTUG board of directors. Mike Riley, a project manager/DBA with Hortica Insurance and Employee Benefits, has been elected to serve as the group’s new president.

“Mike is an excellent choice to serve as president,” said Jeunnette. “He has held several leadership positions within ODTUG over the years and is well respected within the Oracle community.”

Riley served as the ODTUG vice president in 2007 and 2008, and was the 2008 Kaleidoscope conference chair. He was the 2006-2008 ODTUG Oracle OpenWorld technical content leader and the 2007-2008 ODTUG SIG chair.

“2009 is a pivotal year for ODTUG,” said Riley. “The constant changes in the developer community, coupled with recent Oracle acquisitions, challenge us to embrace new members while continuing to support our long-term members. The 2009 board of directors is ideally suited to provide the appropriate leadership. ODTUG is indebted to our past president John Jeunnette for his leadership and his continued invaluable participation on the ODTUG board.”

The official 2009 board of directors is:

Mike Riley, Hortica Insurance and Employee Benefits – President
Jerry Ireland, Rightsizing, Inc. – Vice President
Tim Tow, Applied OLAP – Treasurer
Bambi Price, Park Lane Information Technology – Secretary
Marc de Oliveira, Pythia Information – Director
Barbara Morris, Idaho National Laboratory – Director
Jeff Jacobs, Jeffrey Jacobs & Associates – Director
John Jeunnette, Prairie Systems Group – Director
John King, King Training Resources – Director

The addition of Tim Tow, CEO, Applied OLAP, to the board underscores ODTUG’s commitment to new members from the Hyperion and Essbase communities. Tow is considered one of the world’s most experienced professionals with the Essbase APIs. “It is a privilege to serve both the Hyperion and the greater Oracle communities,” said Tow. “My mission is to help shape ODTUG as the home for the Hyperion developer community.”

ODTUG is an independent, not-for-profit global organization providing education, support, advocacy, and networking opportunities for all developers, using a variety of technologies, who work on Oracle Databases. ODTUG’s more than 20,000 members design applications, model data, write code, manage application systems, maintain legacy code, and are key to the middle-tier technology in Oracle Fusion.