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Data Analytics and Data-Driven Decision-Making Track

Data Analytics & Data-Driven Decision-Making

 Ryan Goodman    jillian neimeister headshot 1

Your Analytics Playbook 
Speaker: Ryan Goodman
Sr. Director Analytics

Optimizing The Tools in Your Software Suite for Compliance with Data-Focused Regulations

Speaker: Jillian Neimeister
Head of Delivery at AmpliFund

To transform your organization to be information based, you need the right playbook. Ryan Goodman will share quick wins and structure that will help you modernize your approach to your analytics competency center. Ryan will share his analytics playbook to enhance data governance, storytelling and user adoption.
Jillian Neimeister is the Head of Delivery for AmpliFund, the leading enterprise grant management software platform. She oversees the team responsible for intricately understanding customer needs and configuring AmpliFund to meet them post-purchase. Jillian has managed over a hundred implementations for AmpliFund, including leading the state-wide implementation for the State of Illinois and a roll out to five territory-wide agencies within the government of Puerto Rico in a single year. Her tenacious spirit and unmatched planning capabilities allow her to lead the team to deliver a best-in-class level of service to clients. 

Prior to joining AmpliFund, Jillian served as a grant writer, manager, and fundraiser in nearly a decade of work in the nonprofit industry. Jillian holds a Masters in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership degree from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University.


Hazel Bhang Barnett 1   Shanyanika McClroy

A Case Study: Changing Organizational Culture One Dashboard at a Time

Hazel Bhang-Barnett
Organizational Performance / Business Intelligence Advisor
  Shanyanika McElroy
Principal Consultant at McElroy & Hill Solutions
Experienced business intelligence analyst and enterprise project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Government, Training Facilitation, Instructional Design, and Team Building Facilitation. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Communication and Media Studies from Washington State University. 

Kerry L. Bass   Heather Bray 1
ASQ/ANSI GI: 2021: Guidelines for Evaluating the Quality of Government Operations and Services
Speaker: Kerry L Bass

CEO and founder of Potential to Realty Consulting
  Updating Strategic Plan: Connecting the Story
Speaker: Heather Bray
Performance Institute Fellow

For more than 25 years, Kerry has been leading and supporting transformation and major organizational change for governmental agencies, as well as non-profit and commercial enterprises. Among the relevant roles that he has performed are CEO Executive Director, COO and Head of Ministries for non-profit organizations; Division Director for technology planning and state Project Management Office, Asst. Division Director / Director Office of Change Management State Division of Families and Children Services; Senior Industry Leader, Director of Project Management and Global Manager of Service Quality and Customer Loyalty for IT Services of global IT and government consulting companies.

As a Senior Member of ASQ, he is a member of the ASQ Government Division leadership team and a member of the Center for Quality Standards. He participated in the editing of the new ANSI/ASQ Guidelines for Evaluating the Quality of Government Operations and Services and is among the first ASQ Designated Evaluators for the standard.

Kerry holds certifications as Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence and Certified Quality Auditor from ASQ, Project Management Professional from PMI and Organization Change Management from PROSCI. He received a Masters of Business Administration from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University.
Heather Bray is a local government professional with over 15 years of experience in city finance, performance improvement, capital improvements, government budgeting, citizen engagement, human resources and performance management. Recognized in Kansas City, Missouri as a leader in budgeting, performance management and strategic planning. She has been a leader in linking performance measures to the strategic plan and budget within the City. Heather has served as the Finance Manager of Public Works since 2017, prior to that she worked as the Capital Improvements and Operations Analyst for 10 years and served in the Budget Office for 3 years. She received her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Park University. She has received awards for her volunteer work with the local Girl Scout Council, where she has been a troop leader for 5 years and a service unit vice president for 3 years.
Jennifer Meng   Betsy Bashore 2
How is Data Reshaping Business Governance?
Speaker: Jennifer Meng
Quantitative Research Analyst
Evaluating IT Development, Deployment and Results

Speaker: Betsy Bashore
Deputy Director, Strategic Support, Ohio Performance Team

Passionate data analytical professional with comprehensive learning experience in finance, consulting field.  Fully equipped with with quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. (Python, STATA, R programming languages). Self-starter with track record of initiative, accountability, reputation for removing obstacles and making things happen. 

I specialize in helping clients improve business processes and program outcomes and I am deeply committed to helping client organizations achieve excellence.