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Pass Board of Directors

As you’ve no doubt heard or read, the call for nominations for the PASS Board of Directors is open until September 3.  If you’re active in the community, have leadership skills, and are committed to growing the SQL Server community, a position on the board may be right for you.  Terms are 2 years in length and do require some travel, mostly to Seattle.  It does require commitment, but you’d have the opportunity to shape the future of the PASS organization and the SQL Server communities that are a part of PASS.  If you’re up for the challenge, I’d encourage you to submit your name for consideration.

I’ve spent some time talking to Andy Warren, a current board member, and he’s encouraged me to run for the board.  I am very excited about the possibility of being a part of the PASS leadership, and do plan to make a run for the board – just not this year.  I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire right now, on the home front (a baby due in October and a possible move to a new home) and in my profession (job uncertainly due to my company being bought out).  I’m certain that I could make a worthwhile contribution as a PASS board member, but as this is a huge responsibility, I have to insure that other goings-on in my life will not keep me from giving 100% to that effort.  I don’t think this is the year for that.  (I know, excuses, excuses…)

I’m looking forward to seeing who is selected by the nominating committee.  Those who I would like to see have either already self-nominated, have said they aren’t interested this year, or recently went to work for Microsoft (I won’t mention any names on that last one).

Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over thirteen years of data management experience. He is the founder and principal of Tyleris Data Solutions.

Tim has spoken at international and local events including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, along with dozens of tech fests, code camps, and SQL Saturday events. He is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2.

You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at @Tim_Mitchell.


Posted by Steve Jones on 27 August 2009


You'd be a good choice, but I totally understand your other commitments. There is always a chance in the future.

Posted by Patrick LeBlanc on 27 August 2009

I agree with Steve.

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