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M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1988 (Management Information Systems)
B.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1986 (Management Information Systems)
Prior to joining the SIUE faculty, Ms. Keister was the End User Computing Manager at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis MO from 1985 to 1988. While at Barnes Hospital, Ms. Keister was responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for personal computing resources, reviewed and recommended end-user computing resources for business units, supervised and trained end-user support staff, and developed and implemented hands-on training programs in various software products.
After leaving Barnes Hospital, Ms. Keister and her husband Brian founded Brian E. Keister & Associates, a successful, family-owned financial planning practice with over $100 million in assets under management. Ms. Keister currently functions in an administrative capacity at Brian E. Keister & Associates and helps to establish policies and procedures to meet FINRA and broker-dealer compliance requirements, supervises administrative staff, maintains a small office client-server network, and maintains tax reporting systems. She also assists with strategic planning and practice development.Ms. Keister joined the full-time faculty in the CMIS Department in the fall of 1990. She has taught classes in Applied Computer Concepts, Systems Analysis and Design, Programming (COBOL, Visual Basic.net), and Business Information Systems at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ms. Keister has extensive experience with Microsoft Office products and SAP.