Ms. Elena Pourmal is one of the founders of The HDF Group, a not-for-profit company with the mission to develop and sustain the HDF technology, and to provide free and open access to data stored in HDF. Ms. Pourmal has been with The HDF Group since 1997 and for more than 20 years led HDF software maintenance, quality assurance and user support efforts. Ms. Pourmal currently serves as HDF5 Product Manager and Engineering Director for The HDF Group, and is also a member of The HDF Group Board of Directors. Ms. Pourmal received her MS in Mathematics from Moscow State University and MS in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her interests include management of software development projects, HPC, and HDF5.