Board of Directors

PEGGY LONGPresidentpeggy.long@wibadd.org
Peggy is in her 4th year on the WI BADD® board. Her previous role was VP of Administration. She is a member of the Madison Area chapters of IIBA®and PMI®. She is also thePresident of an endowment fund board and former Director of ACP Certification. She looks forward to leading such a great event for the Business Analyst community. Peggy had been in a Business Analyst role from 2001 - 2014. She has PMP, ACP CSM, Six Sigma and ITIL credentials. She moved from Madison to the Fox Valley in 2011, and back home to Madison in 2018. She is currently a Scrum Master Consultant with Carex Consulting Group.. As Scrum Master, Peggy is currently focused on bringing Agile methodologies to teams in the healthcare insurance world. The teams include Product Owners, BAs, developers, and QAs. She empowers the teams to find the best solution for the business goal. Whether a technical or business challenge, Peggy helps teams find the best solutions for business needs.
BARBARA JUDDVice President of Financebarbara.judd@wibadd.org
I am in my second year as a WI BADD board member, one of the two members representing the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter. Currently, I am a Business Systems Analyst at US Bank and have previously worked at Assurant Health and Humana. When I moved to Wisconsin from Georgia 10 years ago (not even possessing a winter coat!), IIBA was my support group by connecting me to other business analysts and helped polished my skills. WI BADD is one of the best business analysis conferences, which is organized and supported by dedicated volunteers. The conference offers its volunteers unique opportunities to develop additional skills, expand self-confidence, create new friendships, and provide strategic direction influencing Wisconsin’s entire business analyst professional community. I’ll see you all in Madison this May!
VICKI CZARNEZKIVice President of Administrationvicki.czarnezki@wibadd.org
This is my first year serving as Vice President of Administration. My previous role was Director. I’m excited to be a member of the board and contribute to the conference. I have attended several WI BADD events as an attendee including volunteering on the marketing committee. In 2015 I was the Marketing Chair. I am a member of IIBA and the Greater Madison Chapter. I received my CBAP designation in 2014. I am a Senior Business Analyst at American Family Insurance in Madison, Wisconsin where I have been doing business analysis for approximately ten years.
ALA POPLAWSKAPresident-Electala.poplawska@wibadd.org
I am pleased to serve on the WI BADD® Board for the fifth year and to contribute to the conference. My goal for the 2017 conference is to support the event; to provide educational opportunities; and to integrate the Business Analyst professionals. I envision this conference as an opportunity to: • Grow professionally thanks to educational presentations • Meet other BAs • Learn from each other • Make connections that will help us feel comfortable reaching out for help and advice when we need it In my professional life I am a Business Consultant for Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee. I am a long term member of Southeast Wisconsin Chapter. I have a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland and a certificate in Management of Software Projects from Stockholm University, Sweden.
LORI POLZINDirectorlori.polzin@wibadd.org
I am very pleased to join the WI BADD® Board of Directors this year. Prior to joining the board, I was a speaker committee volunteer for the past four years and participated in two other WI BADD events before that. I am a member of the IIBA Northeast WI chapter and received my CBAP certification in 2014. I currently work at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance as the Enterprise Business Analyst Manager in the travel insurance business line at our Stevens Point office. My previous roles include Senior Business Analyst at Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Information Systems and Applications Specialist at Allied Heath Chiropractic Centers. In my spare time I read, binge watch Netflix/Amazon Prime series and hang out with my family (whoever happens to be around or in town). My husband and I love to travel and are working on our bucket list of visiting all continents, with 3 under our belt so far. I have four children, two stepchildren and three grandchildren (loves of my life!).