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St. Louis Gateway Chapter Meeting - 9/18/2019

Chapter Meeting

Boileau Hall
38 North Vandeventer Ave

(between Lindell and W. Pine Ave.)


The AFCOM Gateway Chapter is pleased to invite you to the next meeting of 2019 for the St. Louis area AFCOM members, as well as individuals interested in joining AFCOM.


AFCOM, the leading association of data center and facilities management professionals, is a dynamic community providing a forum for discussion, learning and problem-solving.


End Users can attend their first two meetings at no charge.




Lunch will be provided for those that RSVP.


You can RSVP on the Chapter website or by emailing no later than September 16th.


NOTE:You will need an account to RSVP.If you do not have one, please use the "Create a New Account" link under the Sign In area or “JOIN AFCOM” at the top.Then register!There is no charge for attending.




There are parking spots in front and on the side of the building. Otherwise there is parking on Vandeventer street.

AFCOM Gateway Chapter FAll Meeting

Wednesday, September 18th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

St. Louis University Boileau Hall

38 Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Leveraging a Hybrid Data Center Strategy

Mark Ross AVP of Technology, Concordia Plan Services


Mark will discuss the transition from a single outsourced provider model to a hybrid model of colocation, managed services, and cloud. He will share insights as to how and why this transition was pursued from an IT and as well as business perspective. Additionally, attendees will hear how this new model affects thinking and what lessons were learned along the way.


Mark joined Concordia Plan Services in January 2015 and manages the Infrastructure, Application/Development, Business and System Analyst groups that supports the various business entities. He is adept at understanding business objectives, and providing the corporate enterprise with tools/methodologies/thought leadership necessary to realize corporate goals through strategic IT planning, IT governance, project management, eBusiness and sourcing initiatives. His career includes 30+ years of progressive IT management in-house and 8 years of consulting. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management with a minor in Information Systems


10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Honing Your Time Management Skills

Jim GreathouseSenior Human Resources Training Specialist , St. Louis University


We are all challenged to make the best use of our time. But have you actively considered whether you are actually succeeding? Jim will discuss practical approaches to time management and facilitate exercises that will help you identify top priorities and time wasters. He will also discuss multitasking and being cognizant of your energy levels.


Through a collaborative venture with Information Technology Services

where Jim began as a desktop technician then advanced into ITS Training and Communication, he joined the Human Resources training group where he assumed the position of Senior Human Resources Training Specialist effective July 1, 2011. Jim holds a holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communications.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking

St. Louis University - Boileau Hall 38 Vandeventer Ave. St. Louis 63108 UNITED STATES