Board of Directors

IIBA St. Louis Chapter - 2019 Board of Directors




President:  Russ Kirby, CBAP  started his career in business analysis and application development in 1998.  During his career, Russ has held hybrid, specialist and cross-functional business analysis roles with companies such as PeopleSoft, MasterCard, and Enterprise Holdings. He is currently a Senior IT Business Analyst (Field Operations Lead) at Charter Communications. Russ was certified by the IIBA as a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) in November of 2015.


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VP of Education: Liz Soldwish-Zoole, M.Ed., CSC, NCC, RN, ECBA is in the process of transitioning into a new career. In her time as a paralegal, an RN Administrator, teacher, Home Health Trainer, Field Staff Coordinator, School Nurse, and School Counselor, she has gathered requirements, analyzed needs, developed processes and procedures, and engaged in strategic planning - all without ever realizing she was actually a BA.


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VP of Professional Development: Fritz St. Clair, PMP has over twenty years of in-depth business analysis/product owner experience within the financial services industry. His experience leading and implementing solutions spans front-end trading applications, mid-tier support systems, and back-end solutions. Fritz has an MBA from Washington University and has been certified with PMI as a PMP since September 2005.


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VP of Marketing and Communication: Bhanu Immidisetti, CBAP, PMP is a consultant at FICO leading and implementing originations systems at various financial institutions in the United States and Canada. Previously, Bhanu has been involved with mortgage/software systems implementations at US Bank, Fannie Mae and Citi. He has over 13 years of experience in the Financial/IT industry with the majority of experience in banking and financial institutions. His background includes engineering, enterprise analysis, software design, development & implementations, resource management, and project management. Bhanu has been certified with IIBA as a CBAP since July 2009, and certified with PMI as a PMP since July 2013.


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VP of Sponsorship: Dave Lucido, PMI-ACP, ICP-ATF, ICAgile Certified Professional has been been a Business Analyst for more than ten years, and in IT for more than twenty. His experience is in finance, manufacturing, and telecommunications and has worked with payroll, personnel, and labor systems using multiple methodologies.

On a personal level, he enjoys spending time with his wife, his grown daughter and two grown sons, his chocolate lab Lola, and a very interesting grey cat called Nermal, as well as flying drones.


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VP of Technology: Kimberly Soutiea, CBAP has been a business analyst for 8 years in the healthcare and higher education industries.  Kimberly was certified by the IIBA in July, 2016.  She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and pets, cooking and travelling.



Treasurer: Siu Chu, CBAP, LSSGB, MFN  came from a retail banking and insurance underwriting background, eventually business analysis and systems testing. Siu was certified by the IIBA as a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) in March of 2016.


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VP of Administration: Carole Travis, MBA has been a business analyst for 10 years and an IT professional for 13 years.  Her experience has been in Healthcare, financial, and transportation industries using multiple methodologies.  Carole enjoys running marathon races and travelling the world


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