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.