INETA North America Board of Directors and Officers are excited to announce the results of the recently concluded Board elections of 2014. It is with great delight & enthusiasm that INETA welcomes the following new additions to the Board:
Director of Technology – Brian Lagunas
Director of Membership – Kevin Griffin
Director of Marketing – Bethany Vandana
Hearty congratulations to the new Directors on INETA’s Board. Few more details about the wealth of experience & energy that each brings to INETA is below:
Brian Lagunas is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Patterns & Practices Champion, an INETA Community Speaker, co-leader of the Boise .Net Developers User Group (NETDUG), board member of Boise Code Camp, and original author of the Extended WPF Toolkit. He is a multi-recipient of the Microsoft Community Contributor Award and can be found speaking at a variety of user groups and code camps around the nation. His talks always involve some form of XAML, such as WPF, Silverlight, and WIndows 8, as well as how to build modular applications with Prism. Brian currently works at Infragistics as a Product Manager for the award winning NetAdvantage for WPF and Silverlight components, and the new NetAdvantage for Windows UI control suite. This is where he helps build tools that empower developers to quickly and easily build and style dynamic applications with immersive UX and vibrant data visualization in line of business applications, across all XAML platforms. Prior to working at Infragistics he worked in the construction and engineering industry as a senior software engineer and software solution architect where he specialized in enterprise application development. Before geeking out, Brian served his country in the United States Army as an infantryman and later served his local community as a deputy sheriff. In his spare time he authors courses for Pluralsight, blogs about XAML technologies, and hosts XAML TV. The easiest way to find Brian is on twitter at @BrianLagunas.
Kevin Griffin has been working as a professional developer since 2006, where his first job was working on components for the Symantec security suites. Kevin is the owner of Griffin Consulting, Inc, CTO of Winsitter, and always looking for new challenges. As an Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and ASPInsider, Kevin spends a lot of time teaching and mentoring developers to learn new technologies and to be better developers. Over four years ago, Kevin started the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group. He serves as the Director of Membership for INETA. You can find Kevin speaking at conferences, code camps, and user groups across the country. Find Kevin on Twitter at @1kevgriff.
Bethany has been involved in working with user groups over the last decade in her career in technical marketing. Bethany’s primary involvement has been in a community support perspective through her position at Wintellect, supporting user groups each year with speakers, sponsorship, swag, etc. Bethany’s involvement includes variety of user groups across the country, as well as code camps, community run events, and Givecamp events. In addition, a little over a year ago, Bethany became a General Manager for the LinkedIn .NET Users Group and works with the rest of the LIDNUG team to secure speakers for the webinar/training presentations, to coordinate sponsorships with key partners, and provide support for the group. Bethany brings a decade of technical marketing expertise to the INETA Board. Follow Bethany on twitter at @Bethany_Vananda.
INETA is very excited to welcome the 3 new Directors, each bringing a ton of energy to our community support. Cheers!