Board of Directors
Agnes Goldingay, President
Agnes is an independent business analysis consultant and long time resident of Greater Seattle. She’s spent 11 years at Starbucks Corporation in multiple roles and responsibilities in accounting, finance, sales support and data operations, to name a few, and has been involved in high visibility, multiple enterprise ERP and BI implementations. She’s also spent time at T-Mobile as a senior business analyst and business manager. Since 2013 she’s consulted in various business analysis roles at Sterling Talent Solutions, Port of Seattle, HAP Alaska, RD Merrill, T-Mobile, General Communications Inc (GCI) and True Blue.
Varsha Khanna, Treasurer
Pradnya Bhere, CBAP, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP-PO, CSP-SM, CSM, CSPO, VP Programs
I am a problem solver with extensive experience in business analysis and project management. I thrive on a challenge and savor helping organizations build better businesses and business models. I am committed to continuous learning, understanding people, and adapting best practices in order to meet the demands of the situation at hand/ balance the different and sometimes conflicting needs of business. As an avid agile practitioner and Scrum coach, I lead teams through agile transformation by breaking down unnecessary systems and getting to the root of issues early and often. I enjoy challenging and inspiring others to deliver value and love to share my experiences and learn from those around me. I relish helping others reach their goals through coaching and collaboration by pushing them to raise the bar, and make a difference in their organizations. As a member of this board, I want to advocate the role of business analyst and promote the value of business analysis within the local organizations.
Lisa Hunter, VP of Marketing
Eric Schwager, VP of Sponsorship
Joanie Lohmann, Secretary
Joanie has worked for over twenty-five years as a computer programmer, a systems analyst, and a technical writer with a focus on IT and aerospace applications and process. In recent years, she has discovered that she'd like to enhance her skill sets and work as a business analyst. In the role of Chapter Secretary, she wants to use clear communication in serving the board and members of the Seattle chapter, just as she has the technology teams that she has worked with over the years.
Lauren Ambrose, VP Membership
Lauren is a management consultant with nearly 20 years of experience. Throughout her career, she has provided business analysis, project management, and knowledge management expertise to clients within the intelligence and defense communities and, more recently, state and local government agencies. Lauren realized the value of a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP®) qualification back in the 2000s and earned it while founding a business analysis community of practice within a global consulting firm. She recently re-certified as a CBAP v3 and wished she had kept up with those recertification requirements the last time. As the VP of Membership, Lauren looks forward to growing the business analyst community, increasing recognition of the business analysis field, and connecting with like-minded professionals in her new(ish) home here in Seattle.
Joel Ohringer, PMP, VP Professional Development
Joel is a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager with over 20 years of experience. This includes performing analysis work on digital transformation initiatives, managing process automation for an international software company, modeling UX/UI design, and acting as Business Analyst for IT projects for an international law firm. He has implemented technologies and software for Professional Development, Continuing Education, and Learning Management Systems. He has been involved with IIBA since 2011.
VP Communications, Vacant