Officers regularly meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month and as necessary to plan, implement and review programs and functions. If you are interested in becoming an officer, committee chairperson or volunteer, contact us at DFWQAA.firstname.lastname@example.org. Officers are elected in the August meeting.
President – Ray Rivas
The President conducts the business of the organization.
Raymond (Ray) Rivas has been in the technology industry, first as a user, then as a vendor for the last 30 years. Ray has worked in Pre-sales Training and Implementation, Marketing, and Sales for mainframe performance and monitoring software, client/server software design and development (IDE) tools, and software testing tools for all environments.
The last 14 years Ray has focused on Quality Assurance, Performance Testing, and Project and Portfolio Management. During that time his specialization was in the HP/Mercury suite of software along with more than three years of experience with Worksoft Certify.
In his current position at Genilogix, an HP Software Elite Reseller, Ray stays abreast of the many competitive functional testing and performance testing tools in the marketplace. He also cross-pollinates ideas with the DFWMUG (Mercury Users Group), where he also serves on the Board of Directors, and his many HP customers in the DFW Metroplex and the rest of Texas. In his dual position as Program Chairman, Ray uses these ideas, his familiarity with the QA marketplace, and the synergy of the DFWQAA Board members to plan the agenda for monthly meetings of the DFWQAA.
Vice President –
Secretary – John Hoge
The Secretary records the events at all officer meetings and maintains the corporate books.
John is a long time veteran of technology and quality assurance. His most recent role is a hands-on quality assurance position with active agile participation in the corporate implementation cycle. As a Solution Testing Manager responsible for overseeing 10 associates responsible for developing and executing test cases ensuring that software configuration meets business requirements. He was engaged with a business process outsourcing (BPO) and consulting firm that offers solutions and industry expertise to clients throughout the United States that transform their business processes and accelerate business performance.
John received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He specialized in Marketing.
John loves to golf and the loves of his life are his grandchildren.
You can find out more about John at //www.linkedin.com/in/johnhoge.
Chair of Programs – Ray Rivas
Manages the activities required to plan, schedule and conduct programs.
Chair of Sponsorship – Open
Handles and coordinates all activities involving the sponsorship opportunities.
Chair of Membership –
Manages membership database.
Chair of Website and Webmaster –
Maintains website and serves as the focal point for common information shared with the general public.