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Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Honored for Delivering Membership Value!

Friday, November 08, 2019 10:46 AM | Membership IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)

November 1st was declared Global Business Analysis Day by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) back in 2016. It is a day that we can celebrate the value that business analysts bring to their organizations and stakeholders as well as celebrate the value that our volunteers and chapters bring our local business analysis communities. IIBA takes the opportunity to celebrate our volunteers and chapters by announcing Volunteer of the Year and Chapter Awards through an online broadcast on Global Business Analysis Day.

We have an excellent IIBA® chapter right here in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky with the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter, based in Lexington with branches in Louisville and Owensboro. A small group of members from Lexington and Louisville came together at Total Wine & More in Hamburg area to tune into the IIBA Volunteer and Chapter Awards announcement broadcast. Bluegrass IIBA chapter was honored to receive the Delivering Membership Value Chapter Award in this year’s Chapter Awards from IIBA.


It was announced that Bluegrass IIBA Chapter added two webinar series, Agile Analysis Huddle and Digital Transformation Chalk Talk, to their programs this year. They also supplemented their annual BABOK Study Group with an Agile Analysis Study Group to assist individuals prepare for the Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC). Bluegrass IIBA Chapter increased its membership by 37% this year; and provided 42 (with 729 attendees) chapter events, 37 (705 attendees) of which were professional development opportunities. Seven more people in the area are IIBA certified thanks to Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. Bluegrass IIBA Chapter also provides a mentoring program to its member and the Kentucky business analysis community. These were the reasons noted that Bluegrass IIBA Chapter won the Delivering Membership Value Chapter Award.

In the six-year life span of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter, this makes the fourth year in a row that the chapter won an award, and the year before that they were honorable mention. See their award history:

  • 2015 –Innovation Award Honorable Mention
  • 2016 – Innovation Chapter Award Winner
  • 2017 – Community Outreach & Engagement Chapter Award Winner
  • 2018 – Leadership Excellence Chapter Award Winner
  • 2019 – Delivering Membership Value Chapter Award Winner

We were also honored in the Volunteer of the Year Awards:

  • 2018 – Kathy Leigh – Volunteer of the Year Honorable Mention
  • 2019 – Aaron Whittenberger – Volunteer of the Year Honorable Mention

See a complete list of this year’s Chapter Awards winners:



Chapter of the Year

Minneapolis / St. Paul (Minnesota, USA)

Business Partner

United Kingdom (Europe)

Chapter Sustainability

Ottawa-Outaouais (Ontario, Canada)

Community Outreach and Engagement

Hyderabad (Telangana, India)

Delivering Membership Value

Bluegrass (Kentucky, USA)

Leadership Excellence

Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

Marketing Excellence

Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Professional Development

Romania (Europe)



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



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