Founding Partner, Microsoft: Lara Rubbelke
Lara Rubbelke brings her passion for architecting, implementing, and improving SQL Server solutions to the community as a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft. As of 2012, Lara is also bringing this passion to the PASS Board of Directors.

Many know Lara from her work on the EPM Framework, a popular solution to extend Policy Based Management to the enterprise. Her expertise involves both OLTP and OLAP systems, data management, performance tuning, encryption, ETL, and the BI lifecycle. She is an active board member of the Minnesota PASS Chapter and regularly delivers technical presentations at user groups, for webcasts, and at local, regional, and national conferences. She has presented at TechEd, PASS Summit, and the SQL Server Launch and delivers webcasts on MSDN and TechNet. Before joining Microsoft, Lara was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).