ATLANTA – Sept. 1, 2016 - The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), an independent, global, member-led organization that maximizes customers’ investment in Oracle and partner solutions, announced Al Garver has been appointed as its new executive director.
In this position, Garver will advise and assist the board of directors on matters of strategy, objectives, goals and policies to ensure that all operational, financial and member-experience initiatives are successfully executed. This includes leadership responsibilities over all third-party service providers and members of OAUG staff.
Garver has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, membership development, leadership, business development, fundraising and event management. He previously served as executive director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard (EANGUS) and most recently as president of the Synthetic Turf Council. He also has earned the title of Certified Association Executive (CAE), the highest professional credential in the association industry.
“Al’s extensive experience in executive level positions will ensure that OAUG operations continue to run efficiently under new direction,” said Dr. Patricia Dues, president of the OAUG. “His proven track record managing operations and resources will contribute to the OAUG’s mission to provide the best place to inspire knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst Oracle Applications users.”
Garver received his MBA from the University of Phoenix and his bachelor of science in small city and rural county management from Eastern Oregon University. He is a military veteran who currently serves as the State Command Chief of the DC Air National Guard.
About the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG)
Founded in 1990, the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) is an independent, global, member-led organization that maximizes customers’ investment in Oracle and partner solutions. The organization serves as an advocate to Oracle for companies worldwide and represents users of Oracle Applications products including Oracle Applications Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (including Oracle Hyperion), Oracle’s Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, Oracle Communications, Oracle Customer Experience Cloud, and others. The OAUG provides its members with education, networking and support via a wide range of activities and forums including conferences, publications, special interest groups and online communities. For more information about the OAUG, visit the website at oaug.org.