I just received my e-mail from PASS, which says, “As a PASS Member in Good Standing, you are entitled to vote in the 2010 PASS Board Elections.” I am not sure exactly what a “PASS Member in Good Standing” means, but I guess I qualify as the e-mail provided me with a link to vote. If you are a PASS member, and did not get an e-mail allowing you to vote, please contact PASS immediately to ask them why you did not receive the e-mail.
This year there are three spots available on the board and there are five candidates, including:
- Mark Ginnebaugh
- Geoff Hiten
- Allen Kinsel
- Douglas McDowell
- Andy Warren
In selecting three candidates I voted for, I had a great difficulty as I personally know four of the candidates, and I would have liked to have voted for all four of them. These include Mark Ginnebaugh, who is a great PASS user group leader and businessman; Geoff Hiten, an outstanding SQL Server MVP and PASS user group leader, and a person who is not afraid to speak his mind; Andy Warren; who has been a long-time supporter of the SQL Server community, and who has shown in his last term of office that he is working towards greater PASS Board transparency; and Allen Kinsel, who has dedicated large amount of his time to the PASS program committee the past several years. All four of these are great candidates, and I can recommend all four of them to anyone who is still deciding on who to vote for.
So if you did get your PASS Board Elections e-mail, be sure you carefully review all of the candidates and select people who you think will lead PASS to a brighter future.