who we are

The United States PostgreSQL Association, affectionately known as PgUS, is a IRS 501(c)(3) public charity. Our purpose is to support the growth and education of PostgreSQL, The World's Most Advanced Open Source Database.


Are you interested in PostgreSQL growth and education? Do you support PostgreSQL and want to help? By becoming a member you will be helping to support our mission and be able to influence what we do.

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Latest PgUS News

PostgresOpen SV 2017 - Wrap Up

PostgresOpen SV 2017 was a smashing success! Thank you so much to all of our fantastic attendees, our great speakers and our sponsors for helping make it happen.

All of the videos for all of the general session talks and the keynotes are now available online here:



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our team

because they make the magic happen

Stephen Frost

Stephen Frost - President

Stephen Frost is the Chief Technology Officer for Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc as well as a PostgreSQL Committer and Major Contributor. His previous work has included implementing the role system in 8.1 (replacing the previous user/group system), column-level privileges in 8.4 and improvements to PL/pgSQL.

Mark Wong

Mark Wong - Treasurer

Mark Wong is currently the treasurer of the United States PostgreSQL Association while working as a consultant for 2ndQuadrant. His background was originally in database systems solutions and performance. He first introduced himself to the Postgres community in 2002 with open source benchmarking kits and results. Since then, he has continued to contribute to various aspects of the community.

Debbia Cerda

Debra Cerda - Secretary

A flexible and creative problem solver, Debra Cerda embraces innovative solutions. She is a catalytic leader who enjoys bringing the right people and tools together.

Joe Conway

Joe Conway

Joe Conway is an innovative leader with broad experience in a wide array of disciplines and extensive international business exposure. He has been involved with the PostgreSQL community since 1998, presently as a PostgreSQL Committer, Major Contributor, and Infrastructure Team member. He is also the author and maintainer of a PostgreSQL procedural language handler for the R language, PL/R. Joe is currently VP PostgreSQL Engineering at Crunchy Data Solutions and a Board Member at the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS).

Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer is a Web Developer Principal in the Franklin College Office of Information Technology at The University of Georgia. Michael's responsibilities include developing applications for intranet and internet use, creating and managing databases, and desktop and network support. One of the applications he developed won a national award for innovation in advising technology. He is one of the founding board members of the United States PostgreSQL Association.

Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz is Direction of Communication at Crunchy Data and has been on the United States PostgreSQL Association since 2013.
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Jim Mlodgenski

Jim Mlodgenski

Jim Mlodgenski is a part of the organizing teams of the New York PostgreSQL User Group and Philadelphia PostgreSQL User Group, and is currently the Chief Technology Officer at OpenSCG. He was formerly the CEO of StormDB, a database cloud company focused on horizontal scalability. Prior to StormDB, he has held highly technical roles at Cirrus Technology, Inc., EnterpriseDB, and Fusion Technologies. Jim is also a fervent advocate of PostgreSQL.