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Microsoft Dynamics GP User Group Announces 2016 Award Recipients

By Jenna Knoblauch posted Oct 18, 2016 10:30 AM


Award recognizes individuals & Chapters for significant contributions to Dynamics GP User community

Tampa, FL: The Microsoft Dynamics GP User Group (GPUG®) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 GPUG All Star award, the 2016 Chapter of the Year award, and the 2016 Chapter Leader of the Year award. These winners were recognized during a ceremony at GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa, FL.

The 2016 GPUG All Star Award recipients are Frank Heslin, Exam Works, Inc., Amber Bell, Training Dynamo, LLC, and Brian Lambertz, Connexus Energy.

"GPUG is so fortunate to have Members in our community like Frank, Amber, and Brian.  This past year, they have shared their Dynamics GP knowledge with the community through webinars and Chapter meetings, they have served on various committees & boards, and they help other users through the Open Forum. We are incredibly thankful that they have given their time and energy to this community – we have all benefitted greatly,” said Bob McAdam, GPUG Program Director. “Congratulations to each of these very-deserving recipients.”

The 2016 Chapter Leader of the Year award recipient is Michelle Kocher who leads GPUG's Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Chapter. Chapter Leader of the Year candidates were nominated by the users and partners who attend their meetings.

"Michelle has gone above and beyond for the Milwaukee Chapter," said one of her nominators. "She has a fantastic attitude, our Chapter meetings are always packed full of learning and fun, and she is always looking for ways to help other Dynamics users. In addition, she is always advocating for Chapters and is considered a go-to resource among fellow GP Chapter leaders. She is respected by members of her Chapter and other Dynamics GP users; She is very deserving of this award."

The 2016 Chapter of the Year award goes to the GPUG Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Chapter. Leaders Bert Green, Berger Transfer & Storage, Inc.; Brian Lambertz, Connexus Energy; & Jessica Raciborski, Tenacious Holdings, Inc. (Ergodyne) can be proud of their chapter's accomplishments. “The Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Chapter team is consistently looking for ways to deliver quality education and training to their members," said Molly Fuchsel, GPUG Chapter Manager. "Their dedication to holding quarterly meetings to keep attendees involved and their increase in attendee satisfaction on survey scores is inspiring."

The GPUG All Star Award program recognizes GPUG Members who have in-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics GP application and make significant contributions of their time and expertise to educate and connect the greater GPUG community. GPUG All Star Award recipients are nominated and voted on by GPUG Members. 

Past GPUG All Star Award recipients include Steve Erbach of WOW Logistics, Viola Shoell of Franklin County Public Utility District No. 1 and David Musgrave of Winthrop Development Consultants.

The success of the Chapter program and specific chapters depend on the generosity of GPUG volunteers. All locations are led by local members with the support of the Chapter team to identify presentation topics, and secure speakers and meeting locations. View upcoming meetings and join your local Chapter's virtual community by visiting  

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