Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Rusty Schmidt

SIG Coordinator/Chair

Rusty 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 at 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, OATUG’s Connection Point AppsTech, RMOUG's Training Days and OATUG's COLLABORATE) 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 OATUG’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 group within University of Phoenix 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 Business Objects.

Karen Brownfield

Co-SIG Coordinator

Karen has 35+ years experience programming, installing, and managing applications used in various industries including Chemicals, Utilities, Entertainment, Defense, Recruitment, Telecommunications, and Hospitality. The past 25 years she has focused on Oracle Applications specializing in Project Management, Financials, Workflow, Property Manager and BI Publisher as functional specialist, workflow administrator, trainer, programmer, team lead, and/or project manager. Karen was awarded Oracle ACE in 2009. Karen is a member of the OATUG board of directors (1994-2009 and 2014-2017), serving in multiple capacities including President, Past President, Secretary, other committee roles. Karen also is a member of the Oracle ATG Customer Advisory board, serves on the board of the Workflow SIG and GL SIG, and has presented many papers and training sessions at the various OATUG and user group conferences locally, regionally, and internationally.

John Peters

Past Group Coordinator

John Peters is an independent consultant with 20+ years of experience specializing in the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Database and Oracle Application Server products. His skills range from Functional Knowledge to Development to Database Administration to Project Management. In addition to chairing the EBS Workflow SIG, John is also on the board of the Northern California Oracle Applications User Group where he has served since 2000.

Open Positions

If you are interested in volunteering with the SIG, please contact John Peters.