Board of Directors
Geo Co-Chair for Arizona / Social Media Director
Rusty Schmidt is a support-focused individual with ten years of EBS experience relating to the System Administration of Financials products such as Payables, Receivables, Fixed Assets and Purchasing. Rusty blogs frequently at http://theoracleemt.blogspot.com sharing anecdotes from his daily analyst life and knowledge gained from many different sources. Within the last few years, he has presented at many conferences (HOTSOS Symposium, OAUG’s Connection Point AppsTech, RMOUG's Training Days and OAUG's COLLABORATE 15) on several different topics, has had his Oracle Workflow whitepaper published on My Oracle Support, and engages with Oracle via EBS Proactive Customer Advisory Board and as a recent Board Member of OAUG’s EBS Upgrade SIG.
His interests are in better ways to give the end user a great experience and getting to a better level of application support; many times a better solution lies within the internals of the database or application, so the responsible application support professional needs to go further beyond just the application. He is part of the team within Apollo Education Group which is responsible for the Financials applications with products including the Hyperion and Oracle EBS suites, and a portfolio including PeopleSoft HCM/ELM/CRM, GoldenGate, Informatica, and BusinessObjects.
Geo Co-Chair for New Mexico
Christine Hipp is an IT Manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory which is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Christine has been working with Oracle EBS applications for over 10 years and has been a member of OAUG since 2005. In her tenure with OAUG she has served on the Board of Directors for 5 years and is currently the Secretary on the Executive Committee. In addition she has been involved in a number of OAUG committees, including Membership, Meetings and Conferences, Technology and Governance in a variety of roles from Board Liason to Chair/ Co-Chair. In 2010 Christine helped start the Government Contractor SIG with OAUG in order to bring more opportunities to government contractors to network and discuss their unique challenges running Oracle applications. With a desire to bring this same sort of networking geographically to Oracle users located in Arizona and New Mexico Christine has taken on the role of Co-Chair of this new Arizona/ New Mexico Geographical Users Group.
- Coordinate Geo Marketing Activities
- Outreach to increase Membership
- Maintaining Membership Lists
This role will be responsible for all marketing activities for the SIG meetings at Conferences including coordination with vendors and all arrangements for any SIG meeting receptions. The role will be responsible for increasing and maintaining the SIG membership, provide membership e-mails as required for other Board members, and coordinating announcements to the SIG members.
Carlos Culebro has been working within the IT Industry for over 19 years, focusing on executive level relationships, providing solutions for enterprise content management, portals, web experience management, , corporate IT infrastructure, virtualization, server consolidation, IT security, storage management and business continuity, software applications, wireless & mobility solutions, data warehousing, database solutions, as well as consultative services.
Carlos joined 3Di Systems (an enterprise IT services company with operations in the United State and India) in 2013 as their Director of Sales. For over 18 years, 3Di has designed and delivered business-driven information technology solutions that have enabled their clients to become more responsive to market opportunities and operational requirements, improve productivity and reduce IT services costs. 3Di has successfully delivered over 250 projects to public sector, private sector and military clients across the World.
The Secretary will be responsible for creating the agenda for the board meetings and taking minutes during the board calls, as well as at the user meetings.