US/Canada and Open
Amy Lewis says three words best describe her: Faith, Family (home and SQLFamily), and Data. She pours all her energy, passion, and commitment into these three areas.
Her passion for all things SQL Server and for the SQL Server Community started in 1999 with her local SQL Server User Group in Arizona. Since then, she has lived the PASS Motto of “Connect, Share, Learn” by speaking and volunteering in various capacities, including as a Summit First-Timers Buddy, Summit Ambassador, BI/DW Virtual Chapter Leader, SQLSaturday event coordinator, 24HOP moderator, Local Chapter Leader, and Summit/BAC Program Manager.
As a leader of the BI/DW Virtual Chapter, Amy pioneered efforts to connect with the global Microsoft BI Community by engaging leaders, volunteers, and speakers from across the globe and by hosting sessions in various time zones.
In the past 2 years, Amy has served as a Program Manager for PASS Summit and the inaugural PASS Business Analytics Conference. In this role, she helped determine improvements to the overall program selection process, methods of feedback to speakers and volunteers, best use of technology in the process, and strategies for session scheduling.
If elected to the PASS Board, I would continue to pour my energy, passion, and commitment into the growth and success of PASS and the global Microsoft community. My primary goals are to:
- Strengthen the Virtual Chapters to be more global reaching. A Virtual Chapter (VC) is able to reach many more professionals than a Summit, a SQLSaturday, or a local chapter. To help the VCs reach more professionals across the globe, I would work to strengthen the marketing of the events through various channels. I would also work with the VC leaders to grow their volunteer teams to include volunteers and leaders from other geographical regions. These leaders can then reach out to SQL Server professionals in their communities to connect, share, and learn with others in their field.
- Strengthen the BAC and Summit program selection process. I have had the honor of being a Program Manager for PASS Summit the past 2 years, as well as for the inaugural BA Conference. The program selection process has evolved into a structured and repeatable process. It would be my goal to continue to see this process evolve to be more fluid during the scheduling phases, as well as in the selection phase. To accomplish this, I would work closely with PASS HQ and IT to enhance the software and reports being used to be more aligned with the process flow and assist more in the scheduling aspects. This would benefit PASS by having a process and supporting software that can be leveraged by any size or type of conference, including SQLSaturday, SQLRally, BA Conference, and Summit.
- Program Manager for PASS Summit 2012 & 2013 and PASS Business Analytics Conference 2013
- Co-Chair of PASS DW/BI Virtual Chapter, 2007-2013
- Arizona SQLSaturday Event Coordinator, 2012 & 2013
- President of Arizona SQL Server User Group
- Awards: PASS Outstanding Volunteer (2009 & 2012), PASSion Award Honorable Mention (2012)