Treasurer – Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO, AAC

Aaron Whittenberger has 30 years of Business and Information Technology experience, including 19 years of business analysis and 15 years as a Consultant. He earned his Certified Business Analyst ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) certification in 2008, his Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®) in 2018, and his IIBA® Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC) in 2019. Aaron currently serves as Treasurer for Bluegrass IIBA Chapter and lives in Independence, KY and has four children. He recently retired from umpiring high school baseball. Just a few years ago he participated in his first ever game of cricket with his co-workers. For himself, Aaron enjoys a good round of golf, we’ll see if he ever has one. Aaron hopes that the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter brings a business analysis educational program to the area to spark innovation and creative thinking and raise the level of business analysis performed for organizations in the Bluegrass area. This will raise the awareness of the value of business analysts as change agents to allow organizations to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.


Email: Treasurer@bluegrass.iiba.org

Director of Certification - Eric-Stephan Neill, PMP, CSCP, CLTD

Eric Neill is an Enterprise Architecture at Lexmark International with a focus on cloud, back office and related processes. He has more than 40 years of BA experience in a variety of roles. Prior to joining Lexmark in 2007, Eric was worldwide director for lean enterprise with Telex Corporation. Eric has served as program manager, consulting practice operations manager, project manager, factory plant manager, and several other roles in engineered manufacturing, firearms and entertainment industries. Eric holds the PMP and CSCP (supply chain) certifications. Eric also holds an ITIL Foundation, Six Sigma Champion and Yellow Belt certifications. Eric is immediate past president of Bluegrass PMI Chapter, VP of Education of the Bluegrass APICS Chapter, Vice-Chair of the KY ASUG Chapter, a 2014 member of the Board of Examiners for KYPCE, as well as a founding member of the Bluegrass BA Chapter Board of Directors. Eric instructs several supply chain certification courses annually.  He is married and has three daughters. He lives in Lexington, KY with his wife and youngest of three daughters. He wants the community to have a broader understanding and appreciation for the role of business analysts and business architects.   

Email:  Certification@bluegrass.iiba.org

Recognition Program Director - Andrew Lytle, CCBA

Andrew Lytle works as a Business Analyst for NTT Data at Commonwealth of Kentucky, supporting the Medicaid Waiver Management Application. He has several years of experience in business analysis and project management, specializing in data analysis, SQL report writing, technical analysis, business process improvement, supporting QA / UA testing efforts among other skills and techniques.

Andrew discovered the field of business analysis after several years of working in the ministry and operations management. The more he learned about business analysis, the more he grew to love it and realized it was an ideal field for him. It allowed him to use his love for technology to help make IT projects and people succeed. Getting certified in business analysis was the natural and necessary next step. He became Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA®) certified in September 2018. Andrew would like to see Bluegrass IIBA chapter to encourage a life-long learning mindset for all Kentucky business analysis professionals.

Email: Recognition@bluegrass.iiba.org  

Director of Technology – Usha Talabhaktula, MBA, MSIT, CSM

Usha Talabhaktula currently an ERP Business Analyst in the Auditor Controller’s Office of Monterey County, CA. She started her career as an IT Programmer Analyst and now has an overall experience of 20+ years in the Information Technology, Data Center/Cloud computing, Higher Education and Local government business sectors.

Usha has a Master of Science Information Technology (MSIT) degree from California State University-Fullerton, USA and a Master’s degree in Commerce from India, which is evaluated as an MBA in the USA. As a Business Relationship Manager, she is the liaison between functional and technical teams in Financials and Budgeting areas, and performs a wide variety of business analysis tasks/activities. Usha is an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) in Financial Management and Oracle Certified Expert(OCE) in Hyperion System Administration. She also has ITIL and CSM certifications. She is a member of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter and currently preparing for her CBAP certification exam.

Usha is a strong believer in the concept of living life to its fullest extent, through continuous learning and growth. Usha volunteers at her Church, as a Director of a program for middle and high school students. She also volunteers in the Children’s ministry of a Christian Fellowship in Silicon Valley, where she teaches songs and directs skits.


Email: Technology@bluegrass.iiba.org   


Kentuckiana Branch Director - Bronson Zell, CBAP 

Bronson Zell, CBAP is a Business Analyst in the Enterprise Business Consulting at Republic Bank & Trust. He has a decade of business analysis experience, and specializes in process improvement, data analysis, data visualization, and both informal and formal documentation. He considers himself an Efficiency Specialist with experience in Project Implementation, UAT, QA, Experienced Customer Service Manager, Professional Writer, Payments Processing, Banking, Claims Adjudication, Graphic Design and Layout, and Technical Support.

Bronson obtained his Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification in August 2018. He would like to see the Bluegrass IIBA chapter further grow and develop the Business Analysis discipline within the corporate culture of Kentucky.  There are several companies with robust, mature BA practices, but there are also many that do not have a formalized BA team nor a PMO.  I believe we have the opportunity to promote the profession and to improve the strength and health of business in Kentucky. 


Philippines Branch Director, Community - Kristine Chua

Kristine "Kaye" Chua is the Lead Business Analyst of Actimai Philippines, a fast-growing IT consulting and solutions delivery company that offers Robotic Process Automation and Intelligent Process Automation. She has been a professional for more than 10 years, practicing Business Analysis in banking and finance, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications and supply chain industries. Kaye holds a BS Industrial Engineering degree from De La Salle University - Manila. She is trained in lean six sigma green belt and is an advocate of establishing lean processes before deciding to automate.

From a young age, Kaye has been serving communities through various civic groups and is a volunteer of non-profit organizations, such as the Philippine Red Cross. She enjoys connecting people and looks forward to connect Filipino IT Business Analysts all over the world... the universe rather.

Philippines Branch Director, Marketing - Maybel Mangrobang

Maybel Villanueva-Mangrobang is part of the Strategy Realisation Office of World Vision International.  She provides quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform strategic decision-making.  She has more than a decade of experience in business analysis, business process improvement, BI visualizations, tools creation, global due diligence, account management, financial planning and reporting amongst other skills and techniques.  She recently passed the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam and is currently finishing her project.  Maybel is also set to take her Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification next year, with the help of IIBA Bluegrass study group.

She is married and has 2 wonderful kids, and is active at church activities.  Maybel would like to see the Philippines branch to promote the value of business analysts and to help the Philippine community grow, have in-depth skills and be world-class professionals.

Philippines Branch Director, Professional Development - Bryan Shalom Sison

Bryan Shalom Sison is a Business Analyst from Yondu, Inc. and is a contingent worker for AXA Philippines which focuses on the Technological Solutions for it's Retail Distribution Services Department. He held several positions from different corporate sectors and gained 14 years of IT Professional experience.

Bryan has always fascinates himself to learn more and devote himself to further education. Even after he graduated with his bachelors degree in Lyceum of the Philippines University where he took Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Graduated in April 2007. He pursued his Masters of Science in Computer Science in De La Salle University - Manila in October 2010. He had acquired his ITIL v3 Foundation Course Certificate in January 2014 and currently, he is working toward his very first IIBA Certification soon. 

Bryan is single at the age of 37 and is living independently at Makati City, Philippines. He envisions himself as someone who can help groups or organizations to grow and make impactful development that provides quality products and services for everyone especially that relates to Technology in the Philippines and eventually across the globe.

The Board of Directors and this team of dedicated volunteers run the programs and operations of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter.  The Volunteer Opportunities page shows additional chapter leadership roles that describe how you may help the Chapter grow and deliver it's programs to the Bluegrass business analysis community.   

Chapter Leadership Organization Chart


Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511

Email: info@bluegrass.iiba.org


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