Vivit, the Global HP Software User Community, Announces New Board Members and Officers

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Vivit, the independent, worldwide HP Software user community, announces and welcomes new board members and officers.

Vivit, the independent, worldwide HP Software user community, has closed their elections and announces the 2014-15 board members and officers. The International Board of Directors and Officers are member-nominated and elected. The board welcomed one new member and also elected officers on June 8, 2014.

International Board of Directors and Officers are as follows:

  •     Karen Semonson, President
  •     David Broerman, Vice President
  •     Chris Scharer, Treasurer
  •     Colin Fries, Secretary (newly elected)
  •     Mark Herbert, Nominations Chair
  •     Christian Gerdes, Social Media and Web Chair
  •     Richard Bishop, Education Chair
  •     Tammy Young, Membership Chair
  •     Laura Walker, Special Interest Group & Local User Group Chair

The Board of Directors will govern and lead Vivit toward its strategic service goals of providing advocacy, community, education, and professional development. During the past two decades, Vivit has grown to over 23,000 members with 76 local user groups in 26 countries and 19 global special interest groups. Vivit continues to be the unbiased, trusted and field-tested community for HP Software customers, developers, and partners.

β€œI am honored to be re-elected by my peers and serve as President of Vivit. Our global organization is comprised of the best and brightest IT professionals. As change leaders in their organizations, Vivit members drive dynamic business change by building business enabled architectures through the utilization of HP Software. I am excited about the incredible strides Vivit has made in past years and look forward to work with the incredibly knowledgeable and diversely experienced Board members, staff and volunteers to continue to grow the Vivit community,” said Karen Semonson, President, Vivit Board of Directors.

β€œIt is with great honor and pride that I serve the Vivit worldwide community. In the short time that I have served on the Board, I have been very impressed with the expertise, passion, experience and dedication that our membership possesses. I look forward to working closely with our membership, partners, and the HP Software community to advance our strategic service goals and expand our presence worldwide,” said David Broerman, Vice President, Vivit Board of Directors.

View the entire Vivit Board of Directors here.

About Vivit
Vivit is a non-profit corporation founded in 1993 (as OpenView Forum) by customers of Hewlett-Packard's Software products to represent the interests of HP Software customers, developers, and partners worldwide. Vivit represents and serves the broad HP Software and Solutions Community (including OpenView, Mercury, Peregrine, Radia, and more) and is the endorsed HP Software users group. Vivit currently has members all over the world representing all areas of business and industry.

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