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Americas’ SAP Users’ Group Announces New Board of Directors

Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG), the world's largest customer-run community of SAP professionals, today announced its new 2009-2010 board of directors. ASUG is an independent, not-for-profit organization which supports its members with continuous education, networking opportunities with other SAP professionals and experts, and channels for influencing SAP product and service direction.

Comprised of 10 volunteer Installation Members and one SAP representative, the board sets the long-term strategy for ASUG and ensures the organization delivers programs and initiatives that are responsive and effective to the changing SAP ecosystem.

“We have made great strides as an organization in the past year with our online communities and our member-driven programs,” said Abbe Mulders, ASUG Chairperson. “I am committed to continuing that momentum with the support of my fellow board members and our strong volunteer base. It is even more important in today’s challenging economy that we ensure our members are empowered to leverage the collective knowledge of SAP professionals throughout North America.”

The two newest board members add diverse leadership skills to ASUG, and each will play a key role in setting the future direction of the organization.

Returning members of the ASUG Board of Directors:

  • Chairperson – Abbe Mulders, Dow Corning Corporation
  • Immediate Past Chairman – Mike O’Dell, Pacific Coast Companies, Inc.
  • Vice Chairperson – Anthony Bosco, Day & Zimmerman
  • Finance Chairperson – Joe Zabaglo, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
  • Director – Paul Kurchina, KurMeta
  • Director – Christina Crone, Pentair Water
  • Director – Mike Stoko, E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co, Inc.
  • Director – Matt Stultz, NewellRubbermaid
  • Executive SAP Liaison – Stefan Kneis, Global Head of the SAP Customer Community Program, SAP AG

Newly-elected members of the ASUG Board of Directors:

  • Director – Jermaine B. Patterson, Orange County Public Schools
  • Director and Chairman of the ASUG CIO Customer Council – Don Whittington, Florida Crystals

Members of the ASUG Board of Directors are nominated annually and are approved by a majority vote of the ASUG Installation Member companies. For more information on ASUG, its leadership, or how to become a volunteer, visit http://www.asug.com/ASUG/OurStory.aspx#our_leadership.

About ASUG

The Americas' SAP Users' Group is an independent, volunteer-run organization that facilitates connections among members of the SAP ecosystem. As the most valued voice for SAP customer influence, ASUG maintains its unique position by connecting SAP experts who share their knowledge back with the community—creating an ongoing cycle of shared experience that enables strong business results and real competitive advantage for the entire SAP ecosystem (www.asug.com)

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