PNSQC is managed by a seven-member board elected by the voting members at the annual meeting in November. Board members serve a three-year term. The terms are staggered so that only 2-3 board members are elected in any given year. The board elects officers at a meeting subsequent to the annual meeting. The board and other active volunteers conduct their business at monthly business meetings that generally occur on the second Friday of the month. See the events calendar for specifics. The current board members are:
- Brian Gaudreau, President
- Lloyd Bell, Vice President
- Launi Mead, Secretary
- Sallie Davis, Treasurer
- Moss Drake, Board Member, Marketing Chair
- Tariq King, Board Member
- Phil Lew, Board Member, Program Chair
Brian Gaudreau, President
Brian brings to PNSQC over 20 years of software testing and quality assurance experience relevant to telecom, enterprise metadata, government, multimedia, healthcare IT and marketing platforms. Brian has spoken at Seattle quality meetings many times and was an invited speaker at the PNSQC 2016 Conference. In addition to local involvement in software quality assurance groups, Brian’s other interests include playing live music and supporting animal rescue shelters in the Pacific NW.
Lloyd Bell, Vice President
Lloyd Bell is a 20 year veteran of software and hardware testing and development. Lloyd has experience in game design, voice acting, test management, has been a producer on multiple game titles and has also started a 3rd party customer service and testing lab. He has recently worked with Microsoft on the Connected Experiences team and has led teams to help with the release of Microsoft’s day-one launch of the Windows 8 and Windows Phone platform. Lloyd is currently working at Cvent as the Director, Quality Engineering. Cvent helps organizations make their conferences, meetings, conventions, and trade shows a lot more popular through the power of mobile event apps. They have developed thousands of apps for events of all sizes and industries each year.
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Launi Mead, Secretary
Launi has over 25 years’ experience as a Quality Assurance Analyst in the highly regulated Financial and Telecommunications sectors. In addition to quality testing and quality assurance, Launi has been active in innovation and process improvement initiatives. She has been a longtime PNSQC volunteer and has served on several committees. In her spare time, Launi enjoys hiking and camping.
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Sallie Davis, Treasurer
Sallie brings 20 years in managing software quality assurance, process improvement, project management, Infrastructure, and CI_CD management experience covering Wireless phones and Healthcare. She is currently working as a Senior Program Manager for Disney in Seattle. Sallie has been involved with PNSQC for 2 years, as the volunteer and awards coordinator and looks forward to her first year as PNSQC Board Member and Treasurer.
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Moss Drake, Board Member, Marketing Chair
Moss Drake has over three decades of experience developing professional software with a focus on healthcare and insurance. He has a passion for discovering innovative ways to deliver software, using agile methodologies, and improving team communication. Moss has been attending and volunteering with PNSQC since the 90s. In his spare time Moss enjoys playing music, travel and drawing.
Tariq King, Board Member
Tariq King is the founder and CEO of Selftest IO, a company on a mission to develop the next-generation of systems and services with intrinsic self-testing capabilities. Tariq has over fifteen years’ experience in software testing research and practice, and has formerly held positions a test architect, engineering manager, director, and head of quality.
Tariq holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Florida International University (FIU). His areas of research are software testing, artificial intelligence, autonomic and cloud computing, model-driven engineering, and computer science education. He has published over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed IEEE and ACM journals, conferences, and workshops, and has been an international keynote speaker at leading software conferences in industry and academia. He is the co-founder with Jason Arbon of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing Association (AISTA).
Philip Lew, Program Chair
After working in various management and technical positions in software development and product management, Philip Lew leads XBOSoft’s (xbosoft.com) direction and strategy as CEO. His Ph.D. research in software quality and usability resulted in several IEEE and ACM journal publications and in various trade journals as well. A speaker at numerous trade and academic conferences, he has worked with hundreds of organizations to assess the quality of their software, examine software quality processes, and set forth measurement plans to improve software quality using systematic methods. Find out more about Philip at xbosoft.com.