I got the email with a Zoomerang survey to vote for the PASS board. All are excellent candidates, but ultimately, I could only vote for 3. My choices look like I'm stealing from Steve Jones, but I'm not. I voted for 3, but the 3rd choice were really hard. Two were not. Here are those easy ones:
Andy Warren - I know Andy. Every time we see each other I spend a lot of time picking his brain, getting his advice, and generally absorbing his knowledge, not just about SQL Server and being an entrepreneur, but also about life. I know where his heart is with respect to PASS and the community. His efforts towards SQL Saturday and spreading that and assisting others in running it at their own locations is proof of how much he cares. That makes this choice easy.
Thomas LaRock - Here's a guy I've gotten to know a bit because of Twitter. I agree with Steve that SQLBatman, as he's known there, brings the social networking and "Web 2.0" side into the mix. However, I think Tom will bring passion and a "can do" attitude to the job. TJay Belt blogged about the candidates and one of the things he mentioned was how Tom got his SIG approved last year. As a chapter president it's been hard getting a lot of support from HQ. I'm hoping Tom and others he engages can change that.
These are my opinions, so take them for what they are worth. But whether you agree with me or not, vote for who you want to see on the PASS board. It does make a difference.