2014 PASS Nomination Committee

Congratulations to Erin Stellato, Andy Warren, and Allen Kinsel, the three community representatives elected to join NomCom Chair Bill Graziano and Board-appointed representative Richard Bolesta on the committee to manage this year's PASS Board of Directors elections.

The five-member NomCom manages the Board elections process, qualifying, interviewing, and ranking potential candidates before submitting a final slate of recommended candidates to the current Board for approval. In addition, this year’s NomCom is charged with streamlining the process for involving and evaluating candidates and with enhancing opportunities for community engagement in the elections.

Bill Graziano


An active member of PASS since 2001, Immediate Past President and NomCom Chair Bill Graziano previously served as PASS President, PASS Executive Vice President - Finance, Vice President of Marketing, and Program Director. He has also served as the Kansas City Chapter Leader. Bill has 17 years' experience as a database developer and DBA and has worked directly with SQL Server for the past 12 years. He is a partner in scaleSQL Consulting, which specializes in SQL Server database administration and application development. He also co-founded SQLTeam.com, a website for SQL Server developers and database administrators. Bill was recognized as a SQL Server MVP in 2004 and still holds that designation.


Erin Stellato


Erin Stellato is a frequent community speaker, former leader of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter, and a member of the 2013 PASS NomCom. Presenting and sharing what she’s learned is one way she gives back; she also enjoys contributing behind the scenes to grow the community. Through Erin’s work with SQLSaturday events and VCs, she’s learned a lot about PASS’s internal processes, working with PASS volunteers and Board members to resolve any challenges that have arisen. She is excited about serving on the NomCom and using her insights about the roles and responsibilities of Board members to help guide the elections process and move the organization forward.


Andy Warren


Andy Warren is an independent consultant specializing in SQL Server and based in Orlando, FL. Over the course of his career, he was a founding principal of SQLServerCentral.com, created the SQLSaturday and SQLRally events, re-launched the Orlando SQL Server User Group (oPASS) and served as its President. Andy served for 3 years on the PASS Board of Directors, was a member of the PASS Election Review Committee (ERC), and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2008. He is currently the volunteer Director of Marketing for SQLSaturday Orlando.


Allen Kinsel


Allen Kinsel is the leader of the database team for American National Insurance Company in Texas and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. Allen attended his first PASS Summit in 2004, an event that changed his professional life in a profound way. He started volunteering then and has continued since, organizing SQLSaturday events, participating on the Volunteer, Nomination, and Program committees, working with Virtual Chapters (Special Interest Groups – SIGS  – back then), and serving on the PASS Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 term.

Richard Bolesta  

Richard Bolesta is a Master Software Engineer / VP within the Engineering Software Technology Group at CA Technologies Inc. He is a designated CA Architect and serves on CA’s Patent Review Board. He has experience in SaaS, storage, and relational database technologies and is an author and speaker on leadership, management, and database performance topics. Richard served on the PASS Board of Directors from 1999 to 2014 as a Founding Member liaison and served as a senior board advisor to the International DB2 User Group (IDUG). He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of Illinois.