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2018 GPUG Awards Given at Summit Phoenix

By Laura Gariano posted Nov 09, 2018 06:34 PM


Every year, thousands of conversations take place in the GPUG online communities, at chapter meetings, in virtual programming and at GPUG conferences and events. We are honored to recognize your GPUG community leaders who go above and beyond to share their knowledge and experiences to serve their Dynamics GP peers. The following annual volunteer recognition awards were announced and presented to deserving recipients at GPUG Summit Phoenix:

GPUG All Star Awards

The highest award given in your GPUG community, the All Star Award recognizes GPUG members who have a passion for Dynamics GP and have made significant contributions of their time and expertise to the GPUG community. All-Stars are nominated and voted on by the community and provide a lifetime All-Star designation to award recipients!

Congratulations to your newest GPUG All-Stars:

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Jen Kuntz, Energy+ Inc.; Microsoft MVP

Bryan Robertson, SBA Communications


Mariano Gomez, Mekorma, Inc.; Microsoft MVP


Chapter of the Year Awards

The Chapter of the Year award recognizes a successful local GPUG chapter and is based on the size of the Chapter, meeting attendance, and the involvement of the Chapter Leaders to drive content, promotion and engagement.

Congratulations to the 2018 GPUG Chapter of the Year:


Florida (Jacksonville)

Leaders: Tasha Orange, Laureen Mobley, and Barbara Gavron

Richard Whaley Academy Award

Richard Whaley was an author and publisher, long time GPUG Member, GPUG All Star, and well-respected Academy instructor, who selflessly contributed countless hours of his time and talents to his GPUG Academy students. Whaley passed away July 1, 2014, and this award was created to honor Richard by carrying on his legacy. An award in Richard's honor is a way for GPUG and the community to recognize others who have been influenced by his example.

Congratulations to the 2018 Richard Whaley Academy Award Recipient:


Aleiha Hanson, Royal Basket Trucks, Inc.

GPUG Professional Certificates include: PCAP – Accounts Payable, PCAR – Accounts Receivable, PCBI - Business Intelligence 

Gemstone Awards

Volunteers play a vital role in building a strong and valuable GPUG community. At GPUG Summit Phoenix, we were honored to recognize our outstanding community members for their contributions to the user group. GPUG User Members are recognized at three award levels; Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald, and GPUG Partner Members are recognized at one award level; Granite.

Congratulations to the 2018 GPUG Gemstone Award recipients:


Beat Bucher

Brian Miller

Cecile Dinh

Danny Clemenson

Darin Vialpando

Jeff Roe

Jessica Gorski

Kathy Kim

Kevin Carnahan

Margo Call

Sean Reynolds

Sven Vosse

Sylvia VanHees

Tiffany Ziegler



Anne Provost

Bert Green

Brian Lambertz

Bryan Robertson

Christine Lowe

Frank Heslin

Jason Zonts

Jen Kuntz

Kelly Hobart

Rick Zich

Steve Burney



Aleiha Hanson

Jackie Yip

Steve Erbach



Abra Gilman

Amber Bell

David Musgrave

Derek Krebs

Jeannette Coty Bachellor

Jo deRuiter

Kim Peterson

Nick Sercer

Nicole Albertson

Noah Moseley

Rod O'Connor

Shawn Dorward



A sincere thank you to all GPUG volunteer leaders who dedicate countless hours around the world to help drive a strong GPUG community powered by users, for users. You are at the heart of what the User Group is all about, and you are greatly appreciated! Congratulations to this year’s recognition award recipients!


To get involved in the GPUG Community and learn more about the volunteer recognition awards, visit

1 comment



Nov 13, 2018 12:09 PM

It is such an honor to be an award recipient this year. Thank you to the entire community!