Join the 2020 ODTUG Board of Directors - Call for Nominations Now Open


Special Note: To be eligible to vote or run for office, your ODTUG membership must be paid and up-to-date no later than September 30, 2019.


  • Develop and initiate policies and programs regarding the general direction of ODTUG membership, conferences, publications, and communications with Oracle Corporation.
  • Attend the annual ODTUG conference.
  • Participate in a monthly ODTUG Board of Directors teleconference of approximately 60 to 120 minutes.
  • Prepare monthly progress report(s).
  • Attend two face-to-face board meetings each year. The 2020 dates are January 9-11, 2020 and June 26, 2020. 
  • Maintain an email address for board communications.
  • Chair and/or serve on at least one active committee.

ODTUG pays for all travel and per diem costs associated with official ODTUG Board of Directors meetings. Board members are expected to pay for and maintain their ODTUG memberships.

Current Board Members Whose Term Will Expire December 31, 2019

  • Danny Bryant
  •  ACE D.png Gary Crisci
  • Natalie Delemar
  •  ACE D.png Roel Hartman
  • Eric Helmer
  •  aceassociate.jpg Jake Turrell

Nomination Guidelines and Deadlines
All nominees must be ODTUG members who have paid and are in good standing. Nominees must read and agree to the terms of the ODTUG bylaws. Please submit the nomination with a campaign statement, brief biography, picture of the nominee in JPG format, and agreement to the bylaws.

  • The campaign statement (no more than 250 words) should include why you are interested in becoming a board member, your experience with ODTUG or similar groups, what specific talent/experience you possess that could enhance the leadership of ODTUG, and your goals if elected to the board. Feel free to add hyperlinks as nominations will be posted electronically. Hyperlinks will count toward the word limit.
  • The biography (no more than 150 words) should include your professional biographical information, experience with Oracle tools, current and past employers, publication information, education, and other background information you feel would paint a clear picture of your leadership abilities and knowledge of Oracle tools. Please do not include personal information regarding family or hobbies.
  • If mailing or faxing your submission, please include a written agreement to the bylaws. Electronic submissions must agree to the bylaws before the submission is accepted.
  • You must agree that in regard to your service as a director of ODTUG, you will disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest, or any situation that might give the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:59 p.m. (PDT-US)

Methods of Submission

Link:   Online Nomination Form 2020

Fax:     910.523.5504

Mail:  ODTUG Nominations 2020

           2601 Iron Gate Drive, Suite 101

           Wilmington, NC 28412

Example: Karen Cannell (2019 Nominations)

Campaign Statement—No more than 250 words

I seek your vote for reelection to the ODTUG Board of Directors so that I may continue to actively establish and maintain ODTUG as the center of excellence for Oracle developers.

ODTUG has a spark, an indescribable vibe that you just don’t find at other user groups or conferences. We are technical, committed, passionate, and fun. Something happens when top technical experts and Oracle product teams combine, elbow to elbow to share and talk tech. As an ODTUG director, my job is to make sure that spark continues.

There are many challenges—engaging members, conference attendance, leading (not bleeding) edge content, member recruitment, quality technical content, marketing what-where-when-how—that combine to keep the ODTUG difference alive. That quality, that vibe, is our distinction—ODTUG is the best resource for Oracle developers. It takes work to keep it that way. And I love doing that unsung behind-the-scenes work. I have gained from ODTUG, I am happy to give back.

How developers work and learn continues to evolve—ODTUG must keep pace by delivering practical advice and training on legacy and emerging technologies at novice through expert levels.

As a senior ODTUG member, developer and consultant, I bring a quiet, steady, long-term perspective to the Board that is needed to balance the enticements of the “next new thing” with the need to deliver practical, get-the-work-done knowledge to our members. Please support my reelection to the ODTUG Board of Directors.

For more information on my qualifications and interest to serve ODTUG, click here

Biography—No more than 150 words

Karen Cannell is president of TH Technology, a consulting firm providing Oracle technology services. A mechanical engineer by degree (one of them), she has analyzed, designed, developed, converted, upgraded, enhanced, and otherwise implemented legacy and commercial database applications for over 30 years, concentrating on Oracle technologies. She has worked with Application Express since its beginning and continues to leverage Oracle tools to build quality web applications for clients in government, medical, and engineering industries. Karen is an Oracle ACE, editor emeritus of the ODTUG Technical Journal, ODTUG Volunteer Award winner, and co-author of Expert Oracle Application ExpressAgile Oracle Application Express and Beginning Oracle Application Express 4.2. Karen is a frequent presenter at Oracle conferences and an active member of ODTUG, IOUG, RMOUG, and NOUG. Karen may be contacted at

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