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It's been my honor to serve you

  • 1.  It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 25 days ago
    Dear community,

    It has been my deepest honor to serve you over the past 11 years at Dynamic Communities (the past 5 with BCUG/NAVUG). I have been thankful every day to support and help drive the most incredible community of leaders who are so passionate about sharing their time, expertise, and experience. Our communities were founded with the belief that a rising tide raises all boats, and I've been so blessed to work with so many of you that embody that spirit. I'm eternally grateful and amazed at the countless selfless and tireless contributions to raise all our boats.

    With deep and thorough reflection and prayer, I've decided it is time to try a new adventure and am leaving Dynamic Communities at the end of the month. However, I cannot leave this community and all the enjoyable and meaningful relationships I've formed, so I will be working with New View Strategies. You can reach me at mark@newviewstrategies.com going forward.

    In the short term, rest assured that @Laurie Kuehl and @Paula DeMinck are ready to step in and step up. With our Collaborate Canada stop in September and Summit North America in October it's a great time to get engaged with your User Group and stay on top of all the latest developments. By the way - advanced pricing for Summit ends September 5th - so stop delaying and register for the conference; 1300 fellow community members and a plethora of Microsoft news you cannot miss (couldn't let an opportunity to plug go by).

    Thank you for this tremendous experience, and go BCUG/NAVUG!

    Mark​​

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    Mark Rhodes
    General Manager, BCUG/NAVUG
    Dynamic Communities
    Windsor CO
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  • 2.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 25 days ago
    Edited by Anthony Darden 25 days ago
    Hi @Mark Rhodes:

    11 years!!  That's a long stretch - I've only been a part of the community for 7 years and during my first Summit I was introduced to you and it really cemented my connection to NAV and the community.  It all starts from the top and your leadership was such a powerful force that was a key driver in the group's growth and comradery.  These are big shoes to fill because you were the whole package - personality, conversationalist, sense of humor, fun to be around, detailed...many traits that make up the leadership skills companies are lucky to find in an individual.

    I know I'm speaking for a lot of people when I say that we are fortunate that you will still be a part of the community with you joining the New View Strategies group and I look forward to our continued collaboration.

    This still hasn't sunk in yet, but I know it will once I'm settled in at Summit.  But I wish you all the best in your new move and you will make an immediate positive impact - no doubt about it!

    I look forward to connecting soon - stay awesome!

    Tony

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    Anthony Darden
    Vice President - IT
    Protective Industries, Inc.
    Buffalo NY
    NAVUG All-Star
    NAVUG CIO Council
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  • 3.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    Posted 25 days ago
    Congratulations, Mark! You will be missed, but it's great to see you're staying in the community. Hopefully we'll still see you at Summit!

    Jared

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    Jared Hall
    Senior Program Manager
    Microsoft
    Fargo ND
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  • 4.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 25 days ago
    Mark,

    I am sad/happy  to hear that your are leaving NAVUG leadership.

    Sad for the users / Happy for you in your new adventures.

    I has been a pleasure working with you ( and occasionally bedeviling you <GRIN>)

    Hopefully we will get to see you in Orlando for the send off you deserve!

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    Michael Carr
    VP , Finance
    Philadelphia Scientific LLC
    Montgomeryville PA
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  • 5.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    Mark,

    Your seemingly never-ending energy and passion for the group absolutely contributed to the growth and success of the UG. You will be missed in that role, but I look forward to seeing your contributions through NewView Strategies and in the years to come at UG events. As someone else said, you are leaving big shoes to fill.

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    Cynthia Priebe MCP, DCP
    Senior Analyst and Project Manager
    Liberty Grove Software

    I would love to see you at Summit 2019!
    GET67 - Small Changes with Big Impact: Core Application Setup and Configuration
    ADM60 - Mods: Just Because Everyone Does Them Doesn't Mean You Should
    FIN58 - (with Andrea Riviezzo) My AP Person Just Left, Now What?
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  • 6.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    You will be missed Mark. Good luck with your new adventure.

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    Gregory Alford
    Director of Technical Resources
    Tri Star Metals LLC
    Carol Stream IL
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  • 7.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    Hi @Mark Rhodes:

    I am going to echo most of what Tony said earlier...

    I've only been a part of the community for 7 years and you have been such a great inspiration since day one. Always pushing me to get out and develop the leader in me. It's been really great learning from an awesome leader like you. Good thing we will still get to see you with New View Strategies as part of this community.


    I feel like I am repeating everything that @Anthony Darden stated so I am gonna stop and say DITTO!!

    Wish you all the very best in your new move and stay connected! Love you, my friend!

    Hugs,
    ~Meenakshi

    ​​

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    Meenakshi Singh
    Senior Manager, Business Applications
    Home Market Foods, Inc.
    Norwood MA
    NAVUG Programming Committee
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  • 8.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    @Mark Rhodes,

    Thank you for your leadership at NAVUG and the Dynamics Communities over the last 11 years.  You have been a great leader and mentor for everyone you work with.  Congratulations and good luck on your next adventure!​​

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    Kristina Frank
    Controller
    Cline Tool & Services
    Newton IA
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  • 9.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    Edited by Lewis Rosenberg 24 days ago
    Mark,

    I cannot imagine what this community would have been like without you and your leadership for the past five years.  After reading the comments from Tony and everyone else, I am not sure that I can better express what you have meant to us and the community.  "Big Shoes to fill" does not really paint the proper picture.  It is more like a huge crater.  I am confident that Laurie, Paula, and the Dynamic Communities team will do a fine job, however, and the board is here to provide support assist with any upcoming challenges.

    I want to thank you for all that you have done and I know I would not be board chair without your support and encouragement.  Thanks for pulling me out of my shell and I will miss our weekly chats.  After our calls end, I find that you always leave me with lots to think about.  Congratulations to New View Strategies on congratulations to you, Mark.  Best wishes for a successful future and I'm so glad that you will continue to be a voice in the BCUG/NAVUG community.


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    Lewis Rosenberg
    IT Manager
    Mars Fishcare
    Chalfont PA
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    BCUG/NAVUG All-Star
    BCUG/NAVUG Board of Advisors, Chairperson
    BCUG/NAVUG Programming Committee

    Twitter: @RosenbergL
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosenbergl
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    NAVUG/BCUG Summit (navugsummit.com)
    Orlando, FL - October 15-18, 2019

    Come hear me speak:
    GET50 - All About NAV/BC Security
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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  • 10.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago

    Mark, I'm super sad to see you leave. We've had a long road together from back in the days when the user group was super small. Your passion, dedication and leadership have helped propel NAVUG to the strong organization that it is today. The impact that you've had is mirrored in the comments posted here. You have touched so many, know that we all wish you well in your new adventure.

    Ditto Tony, Cynthia, Maneekshi, Lewis and others comments.

    Luckily for us all NewView Strategies will keep you in the NAV space and involved in NAVUG from a 'new view'...pun intended!

    All the best to you.



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    Kim Dallefeld
    Kim@Dallefeld.com
    Dallefeld Consulting, LLC
    Member of Dynamics Consulting Group
    Ft. Worth, TX
    2019 NAVUG Board of Advisors
    Past NAVUG Board Chairman
    NAVUG Programming Committee
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  • 11.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    While a sad day for the community, it is good you'll still be involved.  It has been a honor to work with you and I wish you success in your next adventure.  You'll do great.

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    David Wiser
    Project Manager
    Tigunia
    Seattle WA
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  • 12.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    Posted 22 days ago
    Mark -

    I'm sorry to see you go as your energy and drive has been the binding force that has propelled his user group to new and greater heights every year.

    I know you'll do a killer job in your new role and I hope to see you again soon at SUMMIT or elsewhere.  Take care and best wishes!

    -Bob

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    Bob Monio
    WW Director, OEM Sales and Alliances
    Kofax
    Lakeville MN
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  • 13.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    Posted 21 days ago
    Mark,

    I want to Thank You for all you've done for the NAV/BC community over these years! It's been great working closely with you. I speak for myself and for Microsoft as I say you will truly be missed in this role. All of my best on your next chapter and thank you again for driving a fantastic community!

    Sincerely,
    Chad Sogge
    GPM - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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    Chad Sogge
    Group Program Manager - Dynamics SMB
    Microsoft
    Fargo ND
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  • 14.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    Posted 18 days ago
    This is a tough message @Mark Rhodes,

    Business Central/NAV users are going to miss your leadership no doubt.  I over the years in my CE/CRM universe tried to emulate a lot of the great things you stand for and live by, first and foremost was listening and fostering the interests and intent of the BC/NAV community.  You've always lead from the ground up and that is a cultural point of view to foster community that is simply awesome and makes it genuine and real.  It's pretty clear the community on this discussion thread clearly saw you doing that in a positive way as well.   Thanks for being that big brother in this 'for user, by user' community you've helped establish and create over the years!  ​

    Your friend & peer,
    Tony

    #GiddyUP


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    Tony Stein
    D365UG, GM
    Dynamic Communities
    Fargo ND
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  • 15.  RE: It's been my honor to serve you

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 15 days ago
    Mark,

    There are big shoes to fill indeed! Thank you for serving the community these 11 years. Best of luck on your new adventure!

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    Gino Pack
    Project Manager | Innovia Consulting
    BCUG/NAVUG Co-Chapter Leader
    gpack@innovia.com
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