Nomitations

Nominee for President - Trevor Meyers 

 

I recently accepted a new role managing a large QA team at Farm Bureau. Before my new role, I was a Business Analyst for 7 years. Prior to Farm Bureau I worked as a collision manager in the auto industry for over 10 years.


In addition to my dedication to my daily work. My focus is on volunteering and sharing my knowledge in the Business Analyst community. In 2015 I joined IIBA and was a volunteer for the Content Team for IBADD in 2016. Shortly after volunteering for the Content Team the team lead had to step down and I assumed the role of Content Lead for IBADD 2016.


In 2019, I was selected as event Chair for IBADD. I, along with my Co-Chair, ran a successful two-day event. Also, in 2019 I was appointed to the IIBA CIC Volunteerism and Outreach Board position. In conjunction with all of my volunteer work with IIBA and IBADD, I have enjoyed participating with Special Olympics as an announcer for the past 7 years.


In 2019 I earned my CCBA designation. I have a passion for the industry of Business Analysis and as President will continue to lead the Central Iowa Chapter to be one of the premier chapters of IIBA

Director of Professional Development - Brenda Peshak

 

I am a Product Owner and have 12 years experience as some combination of Product Owner, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, or Project Manager. I have a master’s degree in Business Leadership and a bachelor’s in business management. I have been assisting this chapter with technology for the past 4 years, 2 as a volunteer and 2 as a board member. 

 

I bring prior experience serving on the IBADD committee and I worked to make sure the speakers had a great experience. I had suggested creating a sort of "green room" for them to relax in during breaks and a place to eat quick before their next presentation. I also have done practice sessions as requested before chapter meetings to make sure our speakers were ready to go for the chapter meetings.

 

My vision as your IIBA Director of Professional Development is to get speakers named and onto the website early so there is a list of exciting speakers to view. I also want to make sure the speakers are ready and comfortable so their presentations are focused on providing value to our members. I would love to hear topics people have an interest in and honest feedback about Agile Working Group and what people are looking to get out of that opportunity. 

 

Please vote for me for Director of Professional Development.

Nominee for  Director of Special Events- Shanna Gray

 

Shanna Gray has been a Business Analyst for 7 years and in various other positions for the past 20 years in the insurance industry.  As a Business Analyst, she analyzed needs, gathered requirements, and developed processes and procedures.  In effort to focus more on larger projects, Shanna recently accepted a new role as a QA Project Coordinator.

 

Shanna is focused on building strong business and personal relationships.  As of a result of these relationships, Shanna has had several opportunities of organizing, planning, and executing various events.  One event that is important to Shanna is the Yearly Kids Retreat.  She has been part of this event for 15 years on various planning committees including Host and Program and Registration.  She has spent 3 years as Lead Coordinator with responsibility to oversee the committees and work with the facility regarding the contract.  

 

Shanna has also had a crucial role with IBADD.  In 2017, she was on the Logistic Committee. Her role on this committee was an essential part of the success of the conference.  Shanna was responsible for coordinating meals as well as ensuring the layout of the conference met speaker and attendees needs at Prairie Meadows.  In 2018, Shanna was Co-Chair of the two-day IBADD event.  Shanna was responsible for assisting the Chair, organizing, and leading meetings, ensuring all committees were on target to meet deadlines and executing the conference successfully. Shanna also was the Content Co-Lead for IBADD 2020.  

 

Nominee for Director of Technology - Brenda Peshak

I am a Product Owner and have 12 years experience as some combination of Product Owner, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, or Project Manager. I have a master’s degree in Business Leadership and a bachelor’s in business management. I have been assisting this chapter with technology for the past 4 years, 2 as a volunteer and 2 as a board member. 

 

I bring prior experience serving on another non-profit board in the communications and technology space. My responsibilities included website maintenance, communication of events, chapter correspondence and tech support.  I also served in other positions in which I was responsible for strategy roadmaps, building and engaging membership, and marketing. 

 

My vision as your IIBA Director of Technology is to provide the best technology for our members and volunteers supporting technology. I was able to improve the website platform for board or volunteer members to keep up to date. In this role my commitment would be to continue to keep events and notices as up to date as possible so that our website is a great resource.

 

Please vote for me for Director of Technology.

 

Nominee for Director of Partnerships and Outreach - Henry Baccam

I have been an active participant with IBADD and the Iowa Chapter for the last 3 years. I volunteered on the Logistics and Partnerships committees before officially joining the board as the Director of Partnerships and Outreach in 2019. In my role as a Director of Partnership and Outreach, I created a brand-new partnership strategy for the chapter that focuses on bringing significant value to the chapter and to our partners.

 

In addition, I volunteer and lead the committee to seek out sponsors for the yearly IBADD conference as well as other chapter events. I also facilitate and plan to continue facilitating Agile Working Groups for the chapter.

 

My CBAP certification along with approximately 10 years of business analysis experience has allowed me to expand my growth in this industry. During the last 3 years I have taken an agile shift in my career as a Scrum Master with an A-CSM from The Scrum Alliance. With my professional background and holding the current role as Director of Partnerships and Outreach on the board, I would like to continue to refine the strategy I have adopted to ensure the continued success of the chapter as the area of business analysis continues to evolve. My servant leadership experience and agile advocacy will blend in well with the chapter duties.