The CalConnect Board of Directors

As of January 2019


At this time, CalConnect has five elected directors with a maximum of seven. All officer positions of the corporation defined in thebBylaws are appointed from elected Directors. The Chair of the Technical Coordination Commmittee (TCC) and the Interoperability Test Manager attend Board calls as Ex Officio non-voting members.


The Board holds quarterly Board Meetings in January, April, July, and October, almost always by conference call. The Board also has a brief bi-weekly conference call for strategic planning and current events update; the Chair of TC CHAIRS (the Technical Committee coordination group) and the Interperability Test Event Manager attend these calls occasionally to update the Board on status and current events.  The Board has also held strategic planning retreats in 2005, 2012, 2015 and 2018, and anticipates doing so every few years in the future.



Chair of the Board of Directors, Director of Communications
Andrew Laurence
Affiliation: University of California, Irvine
Term: July 2018 - July 2021
President, Director
Rutger Geelen
Affiliation: SchedJoules
Term: July 2017 - July 2020
Vice President, Director of External Relationships
Ronald Tse
Affiliation: Ribose
Term: July 2017 - July 2020
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Gary Schwartz
Term: July 2017 - July 2020
Secretary, Director
Dave Thewlis
Affiliation: DCTA Inc.
Term: July 2016 - July 2019

Mr. Thewlis also serves as Executive Director of CalConnect via an Association Management Contract between DCTA Inc. and The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium.
Chair of the Technical Coordination Committee, Ex Officio non-voting Director
Thomas Schäfer
Affiliation: 1&1
Term: October 2018 - October 2020
Interoperability Test Manager, Ex Officio non-voting Director
Michael Douglass
Affiliation: Spherical Cow Group
Term: February 2018 - February 2019