Heather Kotula, a long-time employee of Access Innovations, Inc., has recently been promoted to the position of DHUG (Data Harmony Users Group) Meeting and Marketing Coordinator. Heather is one of many faces of fresh, young talent at Access Innovations, and her promotion can only mean good things for the company.
Ms. Kotula started with Access Innovations in 1995, and has since filled many positions within the company and seen it grow over many years. She has worked in finance, as a project manager, office manager, and Vice President of Operations. Her versatility in her early years at Access Innovations gave her a strong background and knowledge of the company, and these have translated into new marketing ideas and skills that will propel the company forward.
Ms. Kotula has coordinated the past three DHUG meetings, and her new position within the company puts her at the forefront of new ideas for the annual DHUG gatherings. These meetings include two days of case studies and presentations and three days of software training. Access Innovations’ clients from around the world attend to present case studies, get training in the use of the Data Harmony software, network with other users, and become acquainted with the team at Access Innovations. As well as putting these meetings together, she handles and oversees the marketing endeavors at Access Innovations. She is always working to keep the company up to date, as well as providing ways to communicate the company’s products and services to the world to benefit others.
“The changes in the world of information over the past 20 years are astounding,” commented Ms. Kotula recently. “Since the founding of the company in 1978, Access Innovations has been preparing and waiting for the ‘Information Age’ to arrive. We have the best tools and an unparalleled breadth of experience in taking information from archive to actionable asset.”
Heather received her Bachelor’s degree in Distributed Foreign Languages from the University of New Mexico in 1991. Before she received her degree, Heather also attended the Goethe Institut in Munich and took German language classes there, as well as attending the Scuola Dante Alighieri in Florence, Italy where she received a Certificate of Fluency in Italian language. Heather received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University in 1995.
Founded in 1978, Access Innovations has extensive experience with Internet technology applications, master data management, database creation, thesaurus/taxonomy creation, and semantic integration. The Access Innovations Data Harmony software includes automatic indexing, thesaurus management, an XML Intranet System (XIS), and metadata extraction for content creation developed to meet production environment needs. Data Harmony is used by publishers, governments, and corporate clients throughout the world.