Ben Ettlinger Award of Excellence
May 19, 2010
CA World 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada
The CA Modeling Global User Community (CA MGUC) is pleased to honor Ben Ettlinger for his dedication and commitment in leading the ERwin user community over the years.
The leadership of a user community defines whether a community will live or die. Ben has been an exemplary leader for the New York Enterprise Modeling User Group (NYEMUG) and the CA MGUC. He shares his love and passion for ERwin with regional user community members from around the world.
Ben is the pioneer of ERwin user communities. He established NYEMUG during the LogicWorks era; guided it through the Platinum Technologies acquisition and sale; and continues to lead it under the CA Technologies user community umbrella. He stepped up to the plate and became the President of the CA MGUC at its inception and led our community until March of 2010. Quarterly webcasts, web-based education, closer relationships and alignment with CA, and growth of the global user community can be largely attributed to his tireless work.
When colleagues were asked for testimonials about Ben, a pattern of respect and admiration became evident. A few of these testimonials are highlighted below.
“All I can say is Ben indeed deserves an award for his tireless service to the data modeling community. He never stops trying to get new ideas out there, new uses for ERwin, new presentations of all kinds, etc. He is a true gift to the database community and I’m very glad to have known and worked with him these many years. Way to go Ben!” — Frank Palmeri, Albany Enterprise Modeling User Group
“Ben’s contributions to our online community have been a great resource to our members. He has touched many lives with his posts, probably many more than he realizes.” — Karen Lopez, ISP, Senior Project Manager, InfoAdvisors, Inc. and ITBoards.com
“Ben has been a true leader for the CA ERwin Modeling Community for many years.” — Donna Burbank, CA Technologies, Director of Product Marketing, CA ERwin
“Ben Ettlinger – a positive driving force for ERwin.” — Matt Russo, CA Technologies, Principal Support Engineer
In closing, the CA MGUC Board and members are deeply grateful for Ben’s presence as our leader and driving force through the years. As a true champion of ERwin and the principles of user communities, we are certain that he will continue to help innovate and shape current and future ERwin communities into premier social networking communities.
CA Modeling Global User Community