Board of Directors

President:

Peter DiAngelo

 
Peter DiAngelo, PMP, Lead Business System Analyst at UPS, IT professional in project management and business analysis for 23 years, worked for recognized companies such as UPS, Delta Airlines, and The Weather Channel. Peter participated in modeling and implementing transformation efforts at UPS Mail Technologies and UPS Supply Chain Solutions. He is, also, the former editor of UPS BA Newsletter. Currently, the Global PMO & Planning Team Lead for UPS Supply Chain IT Portfolio - he advises PMs across portfolios on best practices and tools. Peter has provided guidance on BA and PM curriculum development for University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business.
 
 Quote:  “As a project manager of many years and facilitator of a global IT governance body, I believe that projects are only as successful as the quality of their requirements – they are the life blood of any project. That is why I am excited to be a part of the Business Analyst movement in IT.”

president@atlanta.iiba.org

   

VP of Finance:

Natallie Archer

Natallie Archer is an accomplished, innovative, Business Process Analyst with 10+ years of experience in business analysis, customer service and advocacy positions. In addition to an MBA from Troy University and a Green Belt Six Sigma Certification from Performance Excellence, she holds a certificate in Business Process Analysis from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

Natallie has been successful in designing, developing and implementing initiatives and projects that have provided her customers with cost savings exceeding $400 billion dollars over the past 8 years.  Her proven track record in successful implementation of business solutions along with generating metrics and key performance indicators for strategic initiatives has provided mentoring opportunities in her current position. She has implemented numerous Client Services current state process enhancements and produced future state recommendations. She is passionate about attention to detail and is driven to create and modify both business rules and business process flows that govern the current state and future state of business processes associated with various departments at her current employer.  She is well-versed in Compliance, Department of Insurance, and Privacy guidelines maintaining the utmost level of client confidentiality.

Natallie is active in the business analysis community through her membership in IIBA® Greater Atlanta Chapter. She was instrumental in piloting the Virtual Membership program in Columbus, GA for the chapter and currently serves as the VP of Finance.

   

VP Marketing and Communications:

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Tom Wardlow

Tom Wardlow is an independent information technology consultant.  The breadth of his 30 year career allows him to create, simplify, improve, and decommission applications across multiple operating systems and programming languages.  His Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence continues to pay dividends in emerging technologies.  He is happy in information technology and receives great satisfaction teaching and mentoring systems analysis.  Along with individual mentoring, he has taught systems analysis, programming, and introduction to information systems at DeVry  University, University of Phoenix, and Georgia State University.
 
His interest and capability are strongest in modeling, decomposition of process and data, then reassembling applications in pursuit of “better, cheaper, faster”.   Eclectic in his choice of methodology, he believes systems development can be fully elaborated as, “stakeholders’ needs are satisfied with outcomes produced when systems use, modify, or consume inputs.”
communications@atlanta.iiba.org

VP of Membership:


 

Enoch M. S. McKissick

Enoch M.S. McKissick is an experienced IT Business Analyst and an immerging Web Development, E-Business, and E-Commerce professional. Although his career originated in Public Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation and Education Policy for the University System of Georgia and Atlanta’s surrounding municipalities, Enoch has successfully transitioned into the IT industry having worked on Business Process Improvement projects, IT Risk Management, Information Security Assessments, and Information Privacy, Policy, and Procedure Management. He has worked for several major companies such as Bank of America, Geico Direct, and recently Allied Universal.

Enoch now directs his energies to help grow IIBA® Greater Atlanta Chapter through its membership office and continues to work, specialize, and pursue business analyst roles in the E-Commerce and Web space while developing as an entrepreneur in E-Business through his company e-Stratagems Consulting LLC.

membership@atlanta.iiba.org

   

VP of Operations:

 

 

 Position Open

ops@atlanta.iiba.org

   

VP of Professional Development:

 

Steve Kraus

Steve Kraus is a strong leader with over 20 years management experience with Olan Mills, Fortune 100 Sears, and Deloitte & Touche. Focus on 'big impact' situations: cutting costs by up to 40%, raising revenues by 10%, increasing compliance by a factor of 9x, increasing inventory turns by 10%, reducing markdowns 5%, etc.

. Manage both small teams and large staffs (45 people, budget of $20 million).
. Ability to see the big picture and work with business leaders to find creative solutions to problems.
. Process creation & improvement a specialty: Six Sigma Black Belt, plus extensive experience with Lean process implementation
. Extensive experience with business startups, turnarounds, and new programs.
. Effective presentation, teaching and mentoring skills.

profdevelopment@atlanta.iiba.org

Director of Technology:

 

Brett Allen, CBAP

Brett Allen, CBAP is an experienced IT professional with over 20 years of experience in business analysis, product management, and IT strategy.  He is currently a Business Analysis Lead and Scrum Master with Ernst & Young (EY) in Alpharetta, GA.  He started and currently leads a Business Analysis Center of Excellence at EY, as well as mentors aspiring business analysts both in and out of the workplace.  Prior to joining EY, Brett has worked with a diverse group of companies including Intercontinental Hotel Group, Tillster/Snapfinger, Macy’s/Federated Department Stores, Warren Featherbone, and various other companies. 
Brett earned his Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification from IIBA® in 2016, and his Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) certification from Scrum Alliance® in 2015.  He also earned his MBA from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, as well as his degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 
Brett serves the IIBA® Greater Atlanta Chapter as the Director of Technology, facilitating our virtual meetings.  He has also served as a BA mentor for several aspiring members of the Chapter, and is always available to share his advice and years of learning with other business analysts of all levels of experience.
 

Director of Presentations:

 

Tracey Thomas

My corporate background began before the 2008 recession. I worked in the Mortgage Industry where I worked as a Loan Officer then a Loan Processor with underwriting privileges for over seven years. Since that time, I have re-invented myself and I am now a Jr. Business Analyst. I discovered Business Analysis while I was in college and since then I have been in love with Business Analysis.

I started taking on projects while working as an executive assistant. Then I began working as a freelance consultant for small businesses. Later on, I interned at the Dept. of Aviation at Hartsfield Jackson Airport. While there, I fast tracked the Maintenance Director's major systems and inventory initiative.

Now, I'm working as an Administrative Analyst at Jet Linx where I am developing new processes and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.

I have experience leading teams and working with diverse groups of people. My specialties are Elicitation, Business Requirements, Use Cases, User Stories, Project Coordination, Report Analysis, Dashboard Management, and Project Scope.

speakers@atlanta.iiba.org

   

Director of
Volunteerism:

 

Amruta Giri

Amruta Giri is a T-shaped professional who has served businesses to identify areas of opportunities and maximize those through innovation and technology. Being flexible and adaptable to the situation, she also has had experience in putting on Quality Assurance, Project Manager, and/or Scrum Master hat whenever required for project's successful implementation. So far, she has experience in Healthcare, Property & Casualty insurance, Annuities and Finance industries. Currently, she is also working in the Public Sector, helping Georgia - Department of Education to build systems for Counselors, Teachers and Students.
 

Amruta holds BS degree in Actuarial Science and Masters in Business Administration.  She loves to interact with other professionals with similar interests and learn about their experiences and share hers. She is actively engaged with professional organization such as Project Management Institute (PMI) and International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Being with IIBA Greater Atlanta Chapter, she was encouraged to successfully earn her Certification of Capabilities in Business Analysis (CCBA) certification. Thus, she loves to get involved in volunteer opportunities at IIBA Greater Atlanta Chapter which allow her to help other professionals and pay back to the community.

Amruta likes to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to dance, paint, craft and learn new things in her spare time.

Director of Virtual Membership:

Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson is a current Operations Support Specialist for MLQ Attorney Services located in Atlanta, GA.  In addition to experience in Legal Support, Andrew has a background in Retail and Industries, serving in Technical Support and Network Analyst roles respectively. He enjoys identifying problems and working to effectively to solve them, and strives to use that passion to further his path in Business Analysis.   

Andrew is the inaugural Director of Virtual Membership, which aims to grow and enhance virtual opportunities for the IIBA® Greater Atlanta Chapter. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems. He has also served as a Business Analyst for IIBA Greater Atlanta Chapter’s Non-Profit Volunteer Program.