Marjorie Hlava

Founder, Chairman, President

An expert in taxonomies, metadata, and data science, Margie is a pioneer in databases and search. Margie’s work has been acknowledged through numerous awards, including ASIS&T’s Watson Davis award, the SLA John Cotton Dana and SLA President’s Award, recognition as an SLA Fellow, and as an Albuquerque Business First Woman of Influence for Technology. In February of 2014 she received the Miles Conrad lectureship for NFAIS. In November 2014, she received the ASIS&T Award of Merit. She was elected to the Hubbell Hall of Fame in June 2019.


Dr. Jay Ven Eman

Chief Executive Officer

Jay guides the sales, marketing, and strategic planning departments. He writes, conducts workshops, consults, and helps build large-scale, complex, semantically-enriched databases. He is a popular speaker and has given many presentations, workshops, and seminars on semantics and knowledge organizations systems (KOS), the economics of artificial intelligence (AI), topic maps, database development, legacy file conversions, SGML, HTML, XML, and other related topics.


Heather Kotula

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Heather plans and implements a variety of marketing activities such as trade show presence, online and social media events, conference involvement, and corporate identity maintenance. She also coordinates the annual Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) and DHUG East meetings. Heather was named a Fellow of SLA (Special Libraries Association) in 2019, and serves as the SLA Taxonomy Division Chair and the SLA Route 66 Chapter President.


Jeffrey Gordon

Lead Software Engineer

Jeffrey Gordon, Ph.D. Computer Engineering, leads the development of Data Harmony and its supporting applications. He coordinates the software and IT teams to plan, schedule, and implement features and platforms within the stack. This includes MAIstro and XIS Web, the MAIstro/XIS clients, and Smart Submit. He has been working in enterprise software for over fifteen years, starting out working with mathematical modeling at Sandia National Laboratories for fluid dynamic finite element analysis. He is an expert in natural language processing, artificial intelligence, computer vision, cloud computing, scientific computing, full-stack development, and machine learning. Jeffrey received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics as well as a Master of Science in computer engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico.


Bill Richardson

Chief Financial Officer

Bill joined Access Innovations in 1995 and is in charge of accounting, project cost accounting, cash flow forecasting and various special projects. He has a degree in Finance from the Anderson School of Business at the University of New Mexico and is a member of the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants.