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April Chapter Meeting, 2019 St. Louis Annual General Meeting, and Board of Directors Elections

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Business Analyst: 
Gateway to
Organizational Change

Followed by:
2019 St. Louis Annual General Meeting
Board of Directors Elections

'Business Analysts as a Gateway to Organizational Change'

Organizational change management is an integral part of the success of any project or corporate initiative. It drives the adoption of processes and tools in addition to increasing end user proficiency. This starts long before the launch date.

Business Analysts are among the first on the journey to project success, building the momentum for change by engaging leaders, end users, and other stakeholders to define a solution that meets their collective needs.

During this session, we’ll discuss change management concepts and how BAs are catalysts for an outstanding user experience, solution adoption, and a seamless change journey.

  Katie Adastra, North Highland, Director, St. Louis Growth & Strategy
Katie is a trained Ph.D. scientist with more than ten years of experience executing projects in academic, non-profit and corporate settings.  Katie leveraged her passion for people and her understanding of technical capabilities to progressively move around in the IT organization of a Fortune 500 life sciences company. At North Highland, Katie connects clients and consulting experts to solve business challenges across the St. Louis region.


  Stephen Smith, North Highland, People & Change Expert Practitioner
Stephen has over 18 years of consulting experience at North Highland and Accenture. In his career, Stephen has helped clients as a business analyst, project manager, and for the last 10 years as a change manager. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies across the United States and Canada in the financial services, agriculture, utilities, and telecom industries. Stephen has a passion for building creative and positive experiences to help individuals navigate the ever-changing world we live in.

About North Highland
North Highland is a global consulting firm with a twist. We bring big ideas and challenge the norm. We work with our clients, not at them. We bring market leading expertise that enables us to better understand the challenges you face and identify the teams and resources we’ll need to deliver success. We deliver value in a way that others cannot, through our seamlessly integrated offerings. And, we have fun doing it.

Agenda (April Chapter Meeting)
5:30-6:00 Regisration/Sign-In, Networking, Refreshments
6:00-7:00 Business Analyst: The Gateway to Organizational Change Management
7:00-7:30 Wrap-Up, Post-meeting Networking

AGM and Chapter Elections to follow April Meeting (starting approximately at 7:30)

Following the April Chapter Meeting, stay for the 2019 St. Louis IIBA Chapter Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors Election.

The St. Louis Annual General Meeting, is open to all active IIBA Global Members.  Please come and help us set the future direction for the IIBA in St. Louis!

Please check out our Chapter Governance page at: https://stlouis.iiba.org/governance-bylaws

Agenda (following the April Chapter Meeting)
7:30-8:00 Presentation of Officer Candidates and Bylaw Changes
8:00-8:30 GLOBAL IIBA MEMBERS ONLY - Board of Directors Elections, Bylaw Change ratifications

Board of Directors Elections
The positions and nominations that are up for election are:


Two year terms (odd year elections)
  • Confirmation of President from President-Elect: Russ Kirby
  • Treasurer: Siu Chu (nominated, Incumbent Treasurer)
  • VP of Communications: Bhanu Immidisetti (nominated, Incumbent VP of Communications)
  • VP of Membership: Open for Nominations!
  • VP of Professional Development: Fritz St. Clair (nominated, Incumbent VP of Professional Development)
One year terms (continuation/replacement from even year elections)
  • VP of Information Technology: Kimberly Soutiea (Becky Nelson stepping down)
  • VP of Administration: Open for Nominations! (Russ Kirby, nominated for Chapter President)
The new Board Members will join the excellent team continuing to provide leadership in 2019
  • VP of Education: Liz Soldwish-Zoole
  • VP of Marketing: Bhanu Immidisetti
  • VP of Sponsorship: Dave Lucido
Event Details: 
April Educational Program - The Business Analyst: Gateway to Organizational Change, North Highland Consulting St. Louis Chapter of the IIBA Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors elections.
Event Location: 
NORTH HIGHLAND CONSULTING 1 North Brentwood Blvd Suite 710 Clayton MO 63105
North Highland Consulting
Event Directions: 
From Hwy 40/64 and 170, go north on 170 to Exit 1E, Forest Park Pkwy. Stay in the right hand lane for 400 feet and exit to Brentwood Blvd, northbound. Continue north on Brentwood for one half mile. The building will be on your left. Text Liz at 314-324-4548 if you're lost!
Event Type: 
Annual General Meeting