Chris Yates has dedicated himself for the last 20 years to IT and currently works for a financial institution in the state of Kentucky. He has been a highly passionate and engaged PASS member since the year 2011 in which he attended his first PASS Summit. Today, you will find Chris mentoring local user group leaders, along with co-organizing the Louisville SQL Saturday event. Having attended multiple PASS Summits, he realizes the importance of leadership within the community and is extremely passionate about helping others succeed. He is also a past PASS blogger, author, speaker, personal blogger, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, and mentor. You can find Chris’s blog or follow him on Twitter at @YatesSQL.