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					                                        Meet the Candidates

                                                                     2010 Election




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         • President
                   – Helen Blanchard
         • VP Communications & Marketing
                   – Lisa Zentz
         • VP Technology
                   – Derek Lusk
                   – Mary Winstead
         • Secretary/Treasurer
                   – Carol Miller
                   – Liz Moore
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         Each of the candidates were asked to
           complete an Election Profile, in which they
           were asked the following questions:
         • Why are you qualified for the position?
         • What strategic objectives do you hope to
           accomplish during your term in the
           position?
         The following slides provide the candidates’
           verbatim responses to these questions.

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                                                                                                                           Candidate for President

                                                   Helen Blanchard
         Qualifications:
         Helen Blanchard has past experience as a VP of
          Communications for the Central Iowa Chapter of
          IIBA, and understands the importance of
          engaging and motivating members and the
          chapter board through networking and
          professional development opportunities. She
          was responsible for all chapter communications
          and marketing efforts, and is ready with a proven
          project plan for a Heartland Business Analyst
          Development Day.

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                                                                                                                           Candidate for President

                                                   Helen Blanchard
         Strategic Objectives:
         • Strengthen the presence and understanding of the
            business analysis profession in the Heartland area. This
            will also increase the number of business analysis job
            opportunities in the area.
         • Continue to provide value in being a member of the local
            IIBA Chapter.
         • Connect with businesses, colleges, and universities to
            focus on providing professional development
            opportunities.
         • Connect with sister chapters that have common interests
            to jointly sponsor professional development
            opportunities.


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                                                                                      Candidate for VP Communications &
                                                                                                             Marketing

                                                                    Lisa Zentz
         Qualifications:
         I have a masters in International Marketing, have
            led the development and design of many
            marketing programs, professionally, as well as at
            the club level (WITI, Toastmasters - many
            times). I'm current the VP of Public Relations for
            my Toastmaster club, moving into an Area role
            in 2010. In this role I have built a newsletter,
            communication strategy, maintain our website
            and content and share hightlights of
            meetings/upcoming events. I am also the VP of
            Mentoring for eBay's WITI chapter.

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                                                                                      Candidate for VP Communications &
                                                                                                             Marketing

                                                                    Lisa Zentz
         Strategic Objectives:
         Create a monthly newletter highlighing new
           members, expanding the knowledge and value
           add of the communication, reporting on events
           during the month and upcoming events.
           Expanding awareness of the club and club
           events, within the community (e.g. community
           events calendar on NPR), press releases about
           accomplishments. Engaging the club in
           community activities / volunteer opportunities
           and speaking engagements.

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                                                                                                            Candidate for VP Technology


         Qualifications:
                                                                 Derek Lusk
         I have over twelve years of experience in information technology working in numerous areas including department
              management, project management, database driven application development, web-based application
              programming, web design, mainframe operations, desktop support, network support, I.T. technical staff training,
              and end user training.

         Throughout my career, I have learned from a number of experiences that I feel would benefit this position in the
             Heartland Chapter of the IIBA.

         •       I developed and maintained the strategic plan for the internet and intranet presence at one of Nebraska’s largest
                 healthcare facilities. In addition, I acted as the content administrator, design manager, and project manager for
                 the custom development of the enterprise wide employee web portal.
         •       As an active member of the Heartland Health Alliance, a hospital network providing service throughout Nebraska
                 and Kansas, I co-chaired an I.T. task force that consisted of technical representatives from 37 area hospitals.
                 Similar to the Heartland chapter of the IIBA, our mission was to support opportunities for members to network with,
                 and gain knowledge from, other technical leaders in healthcare as well as representatives from other industries.
         •       As a programmer\analyst at three different healthcare organizations in Nebraska, I was responsible for the design,
                 development, testing, debugging, implementation, and maintenance of a variety of customized computer
                 applications with an emphasis in web\database technology.
         •       Currently, I am the project manager for the development of an ITS Vendor Management Office at Catholic Health
                 Initiatives, a national nonprofit health organization that operates in 19 states and includes 75 hospitals; 40 long-
                 term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; and two community health-services organizations.

         Although I am relatively new to the business analyst role, I am excited by what I am already learning from the resources
              available through the IIBA, and specifically, the Heartland Chapter. I am anxious to become more involved with
              our group and look forward to working with all of you.




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                                                                                                            Candidate for VP Technology

                                                                 Derek Lusk
         Strategic Objectives:
         • To ensure the alignment of technology with the short\long term vision of the
            chapter by working closely with other members of the board and each of the
            committee groups to identify opportunities.
         • To advance the Heartland IIBA Chapter website and expand upon
            resources available to our members by working to develop functionality that
            will assist all of us in our professional roles (ex. knowledgebase, template
            share, lessons learned, collaboration).
         • To support the growth of the chapter and member participation by exploring
            and utilizing web conferencing and virtual meeting technology.
         • To continue to work toward the completion of projects previously identified
            by this chapter (ex. event registration\fee management, membership
            management, listserv).
         • To continue to support the current infrastructure by maintaining established
            functionality, monitoring and identifying potential problems, and working to
            resolve issues.




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                                                                                                            Candidate for VP Technology

                                                        Mary Winstead
         Qualifications:
         I have worked in the IT and systems' support field for over 23 years and
             possess a bachelors’ degree in IT Management. My professional
             experience has provided me the opportunity to gain a breadth of knowledge
             across different business & technological venues. I have supported
             computer operations in large scale data centers within the medical,
             pharmaceutical and nutritional industries as well as provided project
             management, systems administration, programming functions and business
             systems analysis within software development, financial and banking
             industries.

         Over the past 6+ years in my current position as a Sr. Business Systems
           Analyst (BSA) at Bank of the West (fka: Commercial Federal Bank), I have
           been the primary BSA involved in 2 large scale website implementation
           projects coupled with primary responsibilities for software security
           administration and interface implementation and support as well as
           numerous R&D projects including a large scale consolidation.



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                                                                                                            Candidate for VP Technology

                                                        Mary Winstead
         Strategic Objectives:
         My strategic direction for our local chapter would
           encompass both reviewing our current
           outstanding technical project list and prioritizing
           based on our chapter needs while still remaining
           open to new opportunities that arise. I believe
           strongly that technology implemented without a
           defined purpose that is drawn from end-user
           expectations is rarely successful; it is this belief
           that fuels my desire to ensure that technology is
           used to support our chapter members’ & board’s
           goals in a synergistic manner.

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                                                                                             Candidate for Secretary/Treasurer

                                                                 Carol Miller
         Qualifications:
         I've been an IIBA member for two years, and
            a member of the Heartland Chapter's
            education and certification committee for
            most of that time. I've been a business
            analyst for about five years, and am
            interested in seeing our chapter become
            an even more useful resource for all
            members.

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                                                                                             Candidate for Secretary/Treasurer

                                                                 Carol Miller
         Strategic Objectives:
         • Growth of the chapter in terms of
           membership and events
         • Increase awareness of the chapter by the
           local business community
         • Increase the number of members who
           work in chapter committees in order to
           promote a stronger chapter community

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                                                                                             Candidate for Secretary/Treasurer

                                                                     Liz Moore
         Qualifications:
         My most direct experience is as secretary for
          organizations such as school Booster Clubs and
          PTA organizations. As a business analyst, my
          documentation and organizational abilities lend
          themselves directly to the requirements of the
          position. I seek to provide a unique contribution
          to the board as a result of my 25-year career as
          a BA for organizations from coast to coast.


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                                                                                             Candidate for Secretary/Treasurer

                                                                     Liz Moore
         Strategic Objectives:
         My desire is to assist in the continued
           development of the Heartland IIBA Chapter in its
           effort to provide opportunities for professional
           development and networking for local BAs. In
           addition, I would seek to encourage involvement
           in chapter activities and support the objectives of
           the committee chairs. I would very much like to
           encourage more involvement by members in the
           national organization.
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         Remember, you must be present at our
          Annual General Meeting (AGM) to vote!
          The AGM is combined with our normal
          quarterly chapter meeting on January 26,
          2010. The election will take place from
          11:30 – noon. If you haven’t already,
          please register for the event now!

         E-mail Elections@omaha.theiiba.org if you
           have any questions about the candidates
           or election process.
IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. CBAP® is a registered certification mark owned
by International Institute of Business Analysis. Certified Business Analysis Professional is a trademark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.

				
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