Awards

OATUG Awards

Salute to Outstanding Contributors

There are many individuals and groups that serve the OATUG community with their outstanding contributions throughout the year. OATUG recognizes its 2020 award recipients.

To view each award recipient, select the corresponding tab.

Member of the Year Award

Oracle Ambassador Award


Women in Technology Leadership Award

Star Presenter of the Year – User

Star Presenter of the Year – Associate

Geo of the Year

SIG of the Year

Geos and SIGs of Distinction




OATUG Award History and Previous Recipients

Member of the Year Award

The Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual within an OATUG Member organization for making an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members.

Year Winner
2020 Alfredo Abate
2019 Kirby Lunger
2018 Marty Fye
2017 Melissa Sider
2016 Bill Dunham
2015 Andrew Snyder
2014 Douglas Volz
2013 Michael Brown
2012 Lakshmi Sampath
2011 Kaberi Nayak
2010 Mohan Iyer
2009 Steve Canter
2008 Sandra Vucinic
2007 Mohan Dutt
2006 Takao Hara
2005 Lisa Palermo
2004 John Stouffer

Innovator of the Year Award

The Innovator of the Year Award recognizes an OATUG User Member organization that has demonstrated innovative and breakthrough techniques using the standard functionality of an Oracle Application.

Year Winner
2020 not awarded
2019 not awarded
2018 not awarded
2017 Equinix
2016 City of Las Vegas
2015 not awarded
2014 Worthington Industries
2013 Closure Systems International Division of Reynolds Packaging Group
2012 Anderson Hay & Grain
2011 Dell
2010 McGraw Hill
2009 Wind River Systems
2008 EMC Corporation
2007 US Internetworking
2006 Barrick Goldstrike Mines
2005 Dallas Independent School District

OATUG Oracle Ambassador Award

Oracle employees who have made an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members by significantly supporting or contributing to one or more of the OATUG’s goals of advocacy, education and training, and member networking. The winner of this award is nominated and voted on by the OATUG Board of Directors.

Year Winner
2020 Kevin Hudson and Matt Lee
2019 Nathalie Beaine
2018 Jeff McCall
2017 David Heisler
2016 Deidre Engstrom and Lauri Williams
2015 Elke Phelps
2014 Max Arderius
2012 Sherm Terry, Anne Carlson, John O'Rourke, Joshua Byford, and Marcy Weliver
2011 Lisa Stuart and Brian Lawrence
2010 Steve Miranda, Cliff Godwin, Mark Farnham, and Karen Brownfield
2009 Roger Goossens, Steven Chan, Dana Murugan, Nadia Bendjedou, Jackie Rose, and J.J. Clementson
2008 Charles Kendig, Andrea Rosmarin, Aravindan Sankaramurthy, Scott Malcom, and Kathy Bush
2007 Keith Walker, Chris Wartiki, Moshin Lee, Gerald O'Sullivan, Charlie Mott, Robert Smith, Lori Burke, Shiena Avila, Vinit Doshi, Char Jorgenson, Steven Chan, and Nadia Bendjedou

Click here for a listing of past Member Assocation Awards

Star Presenter of the Year Award

Started in 2014, the OATUG STAR Presenter of the Year Award recognizes two OATUG members (one User and one Associate) who have made an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members via speaking engagements.

Year Winner
2020
  • Associate - Kai Glittenberg
  • User - Mary Hammes
2019
  • Associate - Vimal Manimozhi
  • User - Vivek Puri
2018
  • Associate - Doug Volz
  • User - Fidel Fayad
2017
  • Associate - Tom Simkiss
  • User - Doug Hahn
2016
  • Associate - Sandra Vucinic
  • User - Chad Johnson
2015
  • Associate - Susan Behn
2014
  • Associate - Lee Briggs
  • User - Bill Klein

Geo & SIG of the Year Award

First awarded in 2017, the Geo & SIG of the Year Awards recognize one Geo and one SIG who have made an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members by going above and beyond expectations throughout the given year.

Year Winner
2020
  • Geo - Michigan OATUG
  • SIG - Analytics, BI and Big Data SIG
2019
  • Geo - Ohio Valley OAUG
  • SIG - Multi-National SIG
2018
  • Geo - North Central OAUG
  • SIG - Cost Management SIG
2017
  • Geo - North Central OAUG
  • SIG - Multi-National SIG

Women in Technology Leadership Award

The Women in Technology Leadership Award was first presented in 2019 and honors a female OATUG member who has demonstrated strong leadership and a passion for helping other women excel in technology-related professions or fields of study. The Award recipient participates as a speaker at the annual Women in Technology Panel at COLLABORATE.

Year Recipient
2020 Mia Urman
2019 Astha Patni