Dynamic Communities Announces GPUG Board Chairman Transition

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TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 4, 2017 - Dynamic Communities, the supporting organization behind the official user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® AX (AXUG), Microsoft Dynamics® CRM (CRMUG), Microsoft Dynamics® GP (GPUG),  Microsoft Dynamics SL User Group (DSLUG), Microsoft Dynamics® NAV (NAVUG), and Microsoft Power BI (PBIUG) products, announced a new Chairman for the GPUG Board, beginning January 2017.

Aaron Back will be transitioning the GPUG Chairman role to Rick Zich, a GPUG member who has been heavily involved in the User Group by serving on the Board and Summit Programming Committee. Back will remain involved with the User Group communities and will be active at Summit 2017 in Nashville, TN.

"The past few years as Chairman have been exciting. We have seen record growth at GPUG Summit, GPUG membership has grown to over 30,000 members, and GPUG Amplify had its inaugural debut. I am very grateful to many folks in the GPUG Community who have supported and encouraged me. I would also like to thank the many members who have helped in GPUG's success," said Aaron Back.

"I want to thank Aaron Back for his role as GPUG Advisory Board Chairman while simultaneously welcoming Rick Zich as his successor," said Bob McAdam, General Manager, GPUG. "We've been very fortunate over the years to have solid leadership from our trusted group of advisors, and this transition will undoubtedly be a smooth one as both Aaron and Rick have always had GPUG near the top of their priority lists. Our Advisory Board is grateful to Aaron for everything he has done for us and is also eager to welcome Rick back to the Chairman's position once again. Thanks to you both - GPUG and its membership are truly grateful."

The members of GPUG have benefitted greatly from Back's service and leadership to the community. Dynamic Communities is grateful for Back's continued commitment to the User Group communities and welcomes Rick Zich to this leadership role.

Dynamic Communities is the business management organization that supports technology-centric user groups and associations - providing necessary resources and business operations such as staff, systems and event production. Dynamic Communities is independent from Microsoft; however, the two organizations maintain an intentional close working relationship so that our members can provide a collective voice to Microsoft on user concerns, needs, and requests.