Board

President: Dawn May

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Dawn May is a leading authority on work management, systems management, performance, and diagnostics, with intimate knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM. Today, as an independent consultant, she focuses her skills on helping companies troubleshoot issues and plan for the future while teaching them how to get the most out of their IBM i systems. Dawn is the author of the “i Can” blog and a frequent speaker. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys photography, sewing, baking bread, and playing the piano.

Term: Re-elected Spring 2022; term ends Spring 2025.


Treasurer: Pete Helgren

Headshot of Pete HelgrenPete is Java Developer/Team Lead at Bible Study Fellowship International. Pete is an experienced programmer in the ILE RPG, PHP, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, C++ and C# languages with over 30 years of system 3X/AS400/iSeries/IBM i experience. He holds certifications as a GIAC certified Secure Software Programmer-Java and as an MCSE. He held several positions on the COMMON Board of Directors and has been active on several COMMON committees. His passion has always been in system integration and he focuses on Open Source applications and integration activities on IBM i. Pete is a speaker/trainer in RPG modernization, open source integration, mobile application development, Java programming and PHP and actively blogs at petesworkshop.com.

Term: Re-Elected Spring 2021; term ends Spring 2024.


Immediate Past President: Gordon Leary

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Gordon is the IT Manager of AMPORTS, Inc. and has been involved with the IBM midrange community since 1987. AMPORTS is an automotive port processor with locations in the US and Mexico. Gordon has attended COMMON conferences since 1988, and in the last several years, he has participated on several committees including Communications and Networking, Volunteer Recruitment and the GoTo Market task force. Gordon earned his degree in Computer Science from Towson State University.

Term: Re-elected Spring 2019; term ended Spring 2022, but stays on as Immediate Past President.


Director: Marina Schwenk

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Marina started her career in January 2015 at Everbrite LLC in Greenfield, WI after graduating from Gateway Technical College in May of 2014 with an Associate’s degree in IT Software Development. Marina works as a developer in both RPG and Java and she also is one of two IBM i admins at Everbrite. Marina earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems Software Development from Bellevue University in June of 2017. Marina is currently the Vice President for the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) users group, a member of COMMON’S Young i Professionals (Yips) committee, a member of COMMON America Advisory Council (CAAC), a private tutor in English and Programming for students at an associates or bachelor’s degree level, a public speaker on topics ranging from RPG, SQL standards and unit testing, and was named a IBM fresh face for 2019. 

Term: Elected Spring 2021; eligible for re-election Spring 2024.


IBM Liaison: Alison Butterill

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Alison Butterill is the World-Wide Product Manager for IBM i. In this role, she works with the entire IBM i team to define the future of IBM i including the content for releases and technology refreshes. Her responsibilities include working with the IBM i sales, marketing, development and clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i Operating System and associated software products reflect their requirements. Alison is therefore the ideal person to tell us about the very latest trends and directions on the i platform.


Secretary: Floyd DelMuro

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Floyd Del Muro is currently the Director of Business Development for SenecaGlobal.  Floyd is extensively involved in helping companies from planning stages through delivery of strategic legacy modernization and refactoring projects. His expertise in hybrid application development and hybrid cloud makes him a trusted advisor for companies in software delivery and DevOps methods and tooling. Floyd is a global speaker on the subjects of DevOps, Version Control, Continuous Integration, Release Management, Modernization, and Hybrid Cloud.  Floyd has volunteered for COMMON and The Omni User Board.  Floyd earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1981.

Term: Elected Spring 2020; eligible for re-election Spring 2023.


Director: Scott Klement

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Scott is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software. He has worked in the IBM i environment since he was a young man and loves sharing his knowledge with other people. This passion has lead him to write numerous articles, presentations and open source projects. Scott has won more than a dozen awards in the IBM i industry and is an IBM Champion for Power Systems.

Term: Re-Elected Spring 2021; term ends Spring 2024.


Director: Puneet Kohli

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Puneet Kohli is the Vice President of Products at Rocket Software. Puneet leads the IBMi portfolio of products at Rocket Software and is responsible for products in the DevOps, Disaster Recovery, Terminal Emulation, application Modernization and APIs. Puneet has two decades of experience managing all facets of engineering for enterprise software. Puneet has deep knowledge of Identity and access management, governance risk & compliance, Devops, hybrid converged infrastructure and modernization. Puneet has held leadership positions at RSA, Dell/EMC and CA technologies in past.

Term: Elected Spring 2022; term ends Spring 2025.


Director: Peg Tuttle

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Peg is a 2022 IBM Champion who has spent 35+ years in the IBM i community. Throughout her career working for companies such as Midrange Dynamics, HelpSystems, iTech, and Denovo, she has assisted IBM i shops, matching them with solutions focused on operations, security, disaster recovery, high availability, change management, and more. Within the COMMON community, Peg has volunteered with WIT, panel discussions, speaking, and the POWERUp 5K. She has also partnered with COMMON to launch her podcast The Incredible i Show, which promotes IBM i and its everyday users. Peg excels in networking and building long-term relationships with colleagues and clients while working from her home office in Minnesota.

Term: Elected Spring 2022; term ends Spring 2025.


Executive Director: Manzoor Siddiqui

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Manzoor Siddiqui has been with COMMON since 2006, having served in the role of Marketing Communications Manager, where he led all marketing and sales initiatives for the organization. He has over 20 years of multi-disciplinary business, marketing, and IT experience across a broad range of industries, including Associations, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Insurance organizations. He has served as a subject matter expert on several panels through Association Forum and LFGSM. Manzoor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from National-Louis University, and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where his focus was on Marketing and International Business Management.


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